As you may or may not remember, I'm having a mental struggle as to how the tail piece should look on my guitar. I originally planned to make a star-shaped tail piece. In the end it didn't look as good as I thought it would when I started it. Plan B was to use a boring old standard tail piece, but that doesn't make me happy either.
I used my photo-manipulatin' program to create some mock-ups of 3 new designs:
This is a pretty straight forward and simple design. It incorporates the curve of the body and stays somewhat subtle.
This one is a little fancier. I'm not sure I like it as much as the previous version. Depending on the time of day when I look at it, I either like it or I don't. I wonder if it seems a little beefy and obnoxious, like a super hero's chest emblem. When I started writing this description I didn't like it. Now that I've finished the paragraph I think maybe I do like it again.
This is a streamlined version of the previous tail piece. I kind of like the pointiness of it.
Does anyone have any thoughts on any of these designs? Another thing to consider is the color of the wood later on. Everything will be darker and shinier, and gradient-ier when it's all said and done.