Harvey Leach a luthier and Bob Hergert a scrimshaw artist are both considered among the finest artists in their respected fields. They have collaborated on a number of projects together throughout the years including the 1.5 millionth Martin acoustic guitar that is adorned with the art of Leonardo DaVinci and valued at over 1 million USD.
“Customers are fascinated but the process of building musical instruments and because there are so many great choices these days the decision of which builder to choose often comes down to getting to know them. The best way to get to know a craftsman is to watch them work.” - Harvey Leach
Since October they have been collaborating on a Sistine Chapel inspired guitar for a collector who wanted to find a way to combine his two passions, guitars and church. Their detailed work was captured using Brinno BARD cameras and even though they were 500 miles apart, the cameras allowed them compress two months’ work into a short video that gave the appearance that they were working in the same room.