printing on guitar

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by metalhead, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. metalhead

    metalhead New Member

    Ok i am not sure if this is in right forum..but i need to know this..so please bear with me. i want to print some graphics on my guitar but i am not sure how do i do this...i was wondering if you any of you ppl have done this, please let me know how do i do this.. Thanks..:beer:
     
  2. anshammer

    anshammer MR. - 2 - MINZ

    well..dat depenz.wot kinda.. grafix do u want??...

    u wanna paint?? or sticker???
    u can ..try them...at..da. " grafics..stores."...who make.. grafics for bikes n cars......! ;)

    take care.!!
     
  3. metalhead

    metalhead New Member

    do you mean that those guys can make sticker outta any graphic/pic we have?? and how do i achive this with paint??
     
  4. anshammer

    anshammer MR. - 2 - MINZ

    YOU DONT HV 2 PAINT...... DER ARE GUYZ.. WHO PAINT...lik plastic paints n all...they can do woteva u want...
    .but..shayad...they are hard 2 find.. ..but u can go 4 normal paints..wich any grafic shop will do....lik woteva u ask 4...... but..shayad it wont stay 4 long...
    and u can get stickers...2 ..... jus try n get 2 da shops.... u'll get..it...
     
  5. paranoid13rohan

    paranoid13rohan .: iNDiaN iDioT 3.0 :.

    hey intrstng topic.
    if someone have some sure information about this, please reply with contacts (if possible).
     
  6. Life_Sans_Death

    Life_Sans_Death Acronym!

    Ya, I too was looking to get a squier strat custom painted. Any idea?
     
  7. saurabhrocks

    saurabhrocks New Member

    man u ppl want inlays?? or graphics.

    inlays can be created at home.there are various sites avalible on this topic.

    and stickers are readily avalible. plus u can also get custom stickers made from any photo or picture.
    it is sort of a tattoo
    costs approx 25-500 (inr)

    i had my own picture printed on a t-shirt for rs 250
     
  8. metalhead

    metalhead New Member

    Yes! i want custom sticker made outta pic i have.. could you please tell me where i can get that done. Thanks:D
     
  9. Life_Sans_Death

    Life_Sans_Death Acronym!

    I dun want stickers or inlays. I am looking for a custom paint job.
     
  10. paranoid13rohan

    paranoid13rohan .: iNDiaN iDioT 3.0 :.

    ya. i too don't want stickers. I am also looking for a custom paint job.

    if someone have some sure information about this, please reply with contacts (if possible).
     
  11. umangu

    umangu New Member

    Painting a guitar is a specialised job. First you'll have to strip the existing lacquer by sanding /melting it off. Then you prep the raw wood and paint it using spl. nitro lacquer or 2pac like car paint. You need to spray it. DON'T ATTEMPT IT WITHOUT SEEKING LOCAL ADVICE.

    See stewmac.com and other luthiery sites.

    Applying a decal sticker to make a custom headstock logo is easier as you can print it using a lazer printer, but may have to lacquer over it to make it look like a professional job.

    If you're very adventurous and have afford to have your guitar messed up, you could remove the neck and pickguard (if you have a strat) and give it to a car garage to paint it. Don't know how it'll stand the test, cuz cars aren't painted to sound good. And in Indian weather, you need paint that will expand/contract with the wood in rains/heat etc....

    ASK ME IF U HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUERIES.

    I painted my own guitar, trust me, it's not easy.

    Also, look at:
    http://home.flash.net/~guitars/ReRanch101.html#clear coats
    www.projectguitar.com
    www.stewmac.com
     
  12. Life_Sans_Death

    Life_Sans_Death Acronym!

    Any project pics of ur job?
     
  13. saurabhrocks

    saurabhrocks New Member

    @metalhead i have no idea where u live,

    but i had mine made at a local cloth store.here
    just ask ur frnds around. u'll get someone there
     
  14. umangu

    umangu New Member


    I've been meaning to put some up, and will shortly finish working on a little website showing the entire process of making a guitar.
     
  15. limaj_daas

    limaj_daas Guitar Pro Maniac

  16. sDEVs

    sDEVs Inventor

    I think you shouldnt test on guitars as they are delicate things which would really damage your tone & seasoned effect. Even rainy & summer seasons effect on the quality of the guitar tone, then wouldnt the paint? Simple.

    And no person who really plays guitar well would compramise on the sound & tone, just for the look.

    And no Lay person, would understand this concept.

    So, if you really have to get a design on the guitar. Just get the Bitmap designed on your PC. Copy it on your Cell phone Mem card or CD, & get it printed on radium paper by the professionals who do Radium Cutting for Vechicle Numbers. they have really sensitive printers. You can also ask for Multiple colours (as you feel affordable), have a discussion on What you really want, with them & do it.

    I hope it helps.
     
  17. Life_Sans_Death

    Life_Sans_Death Acronym!

    Bro, I think, I understand a little bit about guitars and tones, which keeps me from running to car builders, thanks.

    And about project guitar: I wanted some tips of how to do it using materials available in India
     
  18. metalhead

    metalhead New Member

    I am in new delhi..
     

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