Geiger builds his pieces to the scale of the type of instrument his is replicating. He says,
People think they are looking at a real guitar or banjo. They always ask if they can be played or if I’ve mounted the plates to an actual guitar. They are also very detailed, highly polished, and have a 3D effect. I use all sides of the guitar to express the theme. Sometimes I add wings or horns or whatever seems to work to take each piece to the next level.
Geiger recently beat out more than 600 other contestants when one of his designs won the “Design Rascal Flatts’ Tour Guitar” contest. In this case, the country music band is having Geiger’s design laminated onto a Taylor guitar, making this Geiger’s first working musical instrument. The guitar is being featured on the group’s current tour.
Ready-made pieces listed on Peter Geiger’s web site sell for prices ranging from about $400 to $700. Custom pieces start at $420 and go up to about $1,400.