Thursday, March 03, 2011

Buescher "Big B" re-engraving and additions

This was a very challenging project, as the owner wants to custom-plate the horn first with silver, then gold fill inside the engraving.  This meant leaving a lot of interior space, but also enhancing the existing pattern consistent with the factory work(!).  So, I spent a ton of time looking into all the various Buescher patterns and incorporated them into the design, as well as some tasteful augmentation.  The results are below, before & after:

Unfortunately, the factory text was really off-kilter and I couldn't do much to improve it.  I think it looks great overall.

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