www.kutless.com/band/NickDePartee.aspx Nick's bio page as the guitarist for Kutless
www.equalseven.com Nick's creative design and branding website
Nick is a dear friend of ours. Besides being the lead guitarist and part of the songwriting team for the extremely successful band Kutless, Nick also has his own creative design and branding company, called Equal Seven. When we created Vibe, we knew we wanted Nick to help us create our branding. Nick is a fan of our work, which helped him with the inspiration to create the Vibe logo. Nick's style is perfect for what we were looking for.
We wanted to create something modern looking for Nick that could incorporate raw metal for an industrial-modern look. We chose solid walnut and hand selected some pieces with sapwood for contrast. We also wanted to do something special for Nick to show our appreciation of our partnership. Since Nick is a guitarist, we made a faux guitar neck/fingerboard and a faux acoustic guitar bridge and saddle and inlayed them into the opposite corners of the walnut table top. The bridge and saddle are made out of indian rosewood, with a lighter colored rosewood for the bridge and ebony plugs to represent the string holes in the saddle.
The guitar fingerboard inlay is also made of indian rosewood along with raw steel that we hand cut, filed and shaped to represent the frets.
Pictures of the Nick de Partee Coffee Table coming soon.....