The Dueling Dragons has to be one of the boldest attempts when it comes to "First Builds" by anyone ever before. Virgil Mandanici set out to build himself an amazing guitar, not only because of its incredible inlay, but a testament to the near "miraculous" woodworking skills and prowess Virgil had shown the world. This guitar was even featured in the September issue of Guitar World.

The Dueling Dragons was sold in October of 2013 - be sure to check out the 3-part documentary film "Release The Dragons" Virgil made cataloging the entire first year journey of Virgil Guitars that was spent making this guitar in the "Videos" section of this page.

Serial#: 0001 /Sold
Birth date: 7/25/2011

Style: Double-cutaway set neck
Fingerboard:24 frets, 25" scale, 16" radius
Tuners: 4/top 2/bottom Gold Gotoh's
Nut: Black Tusq Nut
Pickups: Gold PRS Dragon II Neck & Treble
Electronics: Vol, Tone & Original PRS 5-way selector dial
Bridge: Schroeder Custom Gold Stoptail
Body: African Mahogany/ Flamed Maple soundboard/ Gabon Ebony Top
Neck: Hard Maple
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood/Gabon Ebony binding
Headstock: Flamed maple veneer edge & maple edge, 1/8" Gabon Ebony Inlay
Pickup rings: Tamboti wood
Finishing: Moecolors


Inlay Materials:
Padauk
Leopardwood
Wengewood
Rosewood
Camatillo Rosewood
Dyed Burl
Gold Mother-of-pearl
White Mother-of-pearl
Black Mother-of-pearl
Pink Mother-of-pearl
Green Abalone
Paua Abalone
Bubinga w/ Sapwood
Macassar Ebony w/ Sapwood
Kewazinga (bubinga)
Box Elder
Snakewood
Various dyed Burls
Prehistoric Shark's teeth
Our puppy's eye teeth(For the horns)
Prehistoric Sand shark teeth(for dragons claws)
Hawaiian Koa wood
Turquoise Recon Stone
Sterling Silver Tongue & whiskers (lower Dragon)
14k Gold tongue, whiskers & Number 1 on trussrod cover (upper dragon)
This guitar came with a full-featured professional quality documentary on BluRay disc.

Click on the photo below to enter the slideshow


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