The good folks over at effectsbay.com interviewed Decoboom owner and creator Andrew Bingham about his pickguard designs. Here's what they had to say:
A little while back Andrew contacted me letting me know about Decoboom and his unique style of engraving pickguards. I haven’t seen very many custom engraved pickguards so I was naturally curious. WOW. What he’s doing at Decoboom, is what I call next level. His engraving[s] are quite complex yet extremely elegant and work well the pickguard shape. I really thought he was on to something great, and wanted to learn more. I sent Andrew a few question[s] about Decoboom…
Go to effectsbay.com for the full interview.
Alan Cross at the World's Largest Telecaster Forum (TDPRI) and the Strat Forum (Strat-Talk) interviews Decoboom's Andrew Bingham about the art of plastic.
Here is one highlight from the TDPRI interview:
Alan: Plastic is often associated with cheapness and poor quality. How do you overcome that?
Andrew: There is an old Andy Warhol quote, where he was talking about the perception of Hollywood being fake and plastic, and his response was just amazing. He simply said, “I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” I always refer back to that as a sort of ethos for my artistic work now: If you want authenticity, then find it in pouring yourself into your artwork, regardless of the material, and regardless of the method. Continue . . .