Face of Jesus Manifests on Washburn Guitar

Posted: December 3, 2008 in guitar, Jesus

Oriinally Posted by Scott Thorn | MLive.com December 02, 2008 10:45AM

Okay, I’ve seen the face of Jesus appear on toast, crepes, window panes…but now a guitar?

Ludington music store employee Jeff Hoyer noticed it after others commented on it

November 28, 2008: Ludington Daily News: “The reason that I didn’t discover it when I was setting the guitar up, is when you look at it from this angle (from the neck down) the face disappears, which is proof that it cannot have been faked, that it is actually in the grain, because if it were airbrushed in there, or somehow faked, no matter what angle you looked at it, it would still be there,” Hoyer said.

Hoyer then explained the process of making such a guitar.

The guitar has spalta maple front, sides and back and was made was through a process called bookmatching, Hoyer said.

Bookmatching means a piece of wood was and cut down the middle and opened up like a book, so that the patterns in the wood grain are mirror images.

“So basically what happens is half of that face was in this half and when they open it up like a book it’s a mirror image of the other side of the face,” he said.

When asked if he had ever come across anything quite as mystical as this Jesus guitar in his life, Hoyer had this to say.

December 2, 2008: MusicRadar: “I’ve been here for 27 years and I’ve never seen anything close to that… the face is so clear,” shop employee Jeff Hoyer told the Ludington News. It reminded me, and a couple of other people, of the Shroud of Turin and we know who that was.”

“It also reminds me of my brother, he’s a biker.”


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