Ian Grushka’s Precision Basses

This is a sharpie sketch of Precision Basses belonging to Ian Grushka, bassist of pop punk outfit New Found Glory. I was very inspired to create this band art piece for Ian since I love New Found Glory, I’ve developed and maintained a friendship with him, and I felt like sharing my creation with him.

Ian Grushka’s Precision Basses art work

This piece of band art captures the images of each Precision Bass belonging to Ian Grushka, bassist of pop punk band New Found Glory. The green, orange, and blue basses behind the red and white basses are custom-made since the model of precision bass they are, which in this case is the American Standard Precision Bass, are not made and sold to the public in those colors.

The colors of the basses aren’t the only thing that make them custom-made. As you can see, on the maple necks of both the green and blue basses are inlays of black stars instead of black dots between some of the frets. Also, the blue bass is shown having a black headstock, which American Standard Precision Basses normally don’t have. On the orange bass, what appear to look like stickers all around the body of the bass are in fact hand-painted designs of MLB logos and Miami Marlins logos since Ian loves baseball, especially the Marlins.

The decals on the red bass are a yellow decal of a Taylor Swift logo, and a silver decal of the number 13. On the white bass are individual custom decals that each contain words of the sentence “190 LBS OF PIMP” written on them, and are placed next to each other on the bass to create the sentence.

The pickguard on the orange bass is custom-made from Canadian-based custom pickguard company Greasy Groove Inc., as it is seen that a baseball pitcher in front of a large crowd is pictured on the pickguard. Even other basses of Ian’s have custom pickguard designs like the red bass in front, which also has a picture of a baseball game.

The reference image used for this sharpie sketch was taken in October of 2013 from Kyle Kanzigg, who was one of New Found Glory’s guitar technicians at the time, and was posted on Kyle’s Instagram (@kylekanzigg). However, the exact location of where the photo was taken is unknown.

  • Created by: Ethan Altshuler
  • Completed: January 9, 2018