Courtesy of Fugitive Art Karl Haglund's paintings of the late Bob Reuter's guitars.
We all know that a musician makes art, but in some cases, a musician makes art. Tangible art. Visual art.
Karl Haglund is just such an artist. A painter from Charles City, Iowa, Haglund grew up with creative parents, forging his own paths through both music and craftsmanship. As an adult, though, Haglund has managed to merge his interests, painting extremely detailed guitars and sharing musicians' stories of what makes these instruments so personal and special.
"I see an old guitar that's beat up, and I think of it as a work of art instead of just an instrument," Haglund tells RFT Music. "I see the guitar as its own piece of art in itself."More »