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That one killer graphic i've ever seen
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Is that watercolor original art on bare wood or at least over thinly finished matte nitro?

If it is that's so much more attractive than the plasticized look of a super thick acrylic airbrush as found on cheap, mass produced guitars. My guitar is also hand painted but it took a lot of work to strip poly finish down to wood and then seal it but make sure some grain was present.

If that were my guitar I wouldn't want to hide the great detail in the dragon's head and would probably move to a standard Fender type trem and ditch the oversized floyd. With me I am thinking of putting in a middle pickup (single coil) but I don't want to remove the artist's art that is there between the two humbuckers.

I have seen instances where a very expensive guitar like an ESP Custom Shop actually continues art right over the pickups but that must be close to impossible to pull off well. It would be nice if there were invisible pickups under the wood and a redesigned bridge that could easily be painted over like some old school Dano bridges. The first time I saw an original art guitar, it was watercolor over a slight butterscotch finish and the $500 dollar guitar was priced at $4000 dollars. It was a pretty renowned artist known for the standard canvas type art and the guitar was a one of a kind. Back then I preferred a cheap Jackson or BC Rich graphic and I didn't appreciate a hand painted piece of art. The ultimate instrument is probably Ringo Starr's handpainted grand piano done by Peter Max.

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Welllllllza. I do them the same way vai did the original floral jem with his mums curtains. It is a poly finish. But i don't think it takes away anything from the tone if anything i think it adds character to it.

And bro it has got a fender style 6 screw tremolo cavity not fr?

And as for images on pickupsi also do that, and here is some of my other works
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And as for a thin watercolour type application i am working on something just like that atm. I personally don't think a thick finish changes a guitar that much. I mean how many of my favorite guitarist have a wudtone finish or similar where the grain shows through. None so its more a misconception imo, Some of the older 80's ibn had ultra thick finishes on them and they sound awesome.

With material finishes i like the wide range of styles you achieve where as i find airbrush all ends up looking similar. And as much as i love it haha its just to time consuming to do it and it just looks like well done graffiti to me..

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badass!!!
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These are pretty sweet...so to clarify - are you doing the artwork on the fabric first? Or are you finding this artwork already done and using it?
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And as for images on pickupsi also do that, and here is some of my other works
That is amazing!! Do you have a business or website?
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That is amazing!! Do you have a business or website?
thanks I am trying to get one setup atm,
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These are pretty sweet...so to clarify - are you doing the artwork on the fabric first? Or are you finding this artwork already done and using it?
Sometimes i do other times i out sorce from fat quarters or t shirts. anything that is material really.
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Very cool work man I really like the dragon guitar; it's bada$$ bro!
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