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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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GuitarGuru Donnie paint on my Steinberger GS

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share some pictures of my Steinberger GS that Rick (GuitarGuru on Jemsite) has just recently painted. I wanted one of his "Donnie" paint-jobs but I added a little bit of a twist. I sent him a couple of ounces of chameleon paint so the accents on the paint will change colors depending on the angle you're looking at the guitar. Rick has done a superb job in my opinion and I would recommend his work to anyone! Enjoy the pics!

You can really see some nice contrasts as he tried to get some shots with the different colors there. The two paints that I sent him were a Cyan flipping to Purple and Blue flipping to Red. The first picture here is a shot with the clearcoat on the body. It looks amazing!!!







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That's really cool. Don't forget to put more pics up when it's fully assembled
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That's really cool. Don't forget to put more pics up when it's fully assembled
Thanks!

I will post pics again when finished. When this is complete it will be sporting an EMG 85 in the bridge and a Sustainiac Stealth Plus in the neck. It has the TransTrem tremolo as well and the action "was" super-low and it will be again.
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This is a "One of a Kind". I really had fun doing it. Thanks.
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Neat idea with the color changing accents, I'm sure you just sparked some ideas.
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Neat idea with the color changing accents, I'm sure you just sparked some ideas.
I hope I did! Funny thing is, is that I was always apprehensive in buying paint like that because of the price but Rick really didn't need that much for the accents so the paint wasn't nearly as expensive because I bought it in 2 oz. bottles. It's not like painting a car where you need a whole gallon of that stuff and the paint alone will cost over $4,000!

You guys know what's coming next don't you? Come on.... say it with me:

Chameleon Swirl

I gotta do it... I gotsta!
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How do you like your GS? That is my favorite steinberger model!! Are you the original owner?
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That is really cool!
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nice...that is a great touch with the chameleon paint
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How do you like your GS? That is my favorite steinberger model!! Are you the original owner?
It's my favorite Steinberger as well but overall out of the guitars that I have (Brian Moore MC/1, GS, Suhr Modern, Ibanez 2027x, Bernie Rico 627, McNaught Tempest) I would say that the GS is my overall favorite. It's super fast - the action on it was crazy. I usually like a "woody" neck too but this graphite is pretty smooth and even on stage it wasn't bad if my hands got a bit sweaty.

Rick's work on this guitar has make it that much cooler. I'll have it back together in about a week and I'll post new photos. I am pretty sure I am going to be taking this guitar to NAMM this year as well.
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Very cool- nice and creative.
But now you've got me waiting impatiently for the chameleon swirl!!!!!
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Very cool- nice and creative.
But now you've got me waiting impatiently for the chameleon swirl!!!!!
Yeah - I gotta do it.... I have an idea actually. I bought an RG2027x some time ago and I don't care for the stock cherryburst finish even though I bought the guitar in great condition. But, I had this idea to paint it black and have a cool mirrored pickguard on there. I wanted to have the binding painted in a purple or a green and then have just the face of the guitar have the swirl on it.

I think that may look cool with some of the chameleon paint as a few of the swirls... we'll see....
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I like, great idea with the flip paint
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How's the system on the Steinberger work? I mean is it a pain to change tunings or anything?
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How's the system on the Steinberger work? I mean is it a pain to change tunings or anything?
Well, to change tunings not at all. But - this generation of TransTrem is a little different. It's really just a click of the bar to lock the transposing arm into place. However, this particular model only transposes DOWN into D, C and B and UP into F# and G. There is a new Steinberger out called the ZT3 that has the third generation of TransTrem that transposes DOWN to E-Flat and D then UP to F and F#. Basically you have from D to F# all in half-step increments.

I am not sold all the way on the new Steinberger ZT3 because I am not that crazy about the headless guitars. The GS is the only Steinberger to ever come with a headstock. But, should I do another project with another GS body I would probably buy the ZT3 just to get the tremolo out of it and use it.

Sorry for the long-winded answer!
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