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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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Sims Custom Shop Celtic Design Les Paul

Hey everybody, I just got done doing a pretty cool paint job that I was sure some of you here would like so I thought I would share it. Its not completely done yet, still got a few graphics to add to the front and finish up the headstock but I felt like you guys deserved a sneek peak. Enjoy!!

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 02:47 AM
 
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Re: Sims Custom Shop Celtic Design Les Paul

Beautiful. I presume the scratchplate isn't going back.

OK, so the headstock is changing. Anything else hardware/electronics wise?

Not detracting at all, just interested: why an ankh rather than a Celtic cross as the centrepiece?
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It's so beautiful that it blows my eyes away
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Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it. I've spent alot of time on this guitar, and have to say its probably the most elaborate paint job I've done yet. No, no scratch plate. All black hardware and black EMG's will be what the customer will be putting in it, but we have to reinstall the nikel hardware and pickups it came with.....which I don't think will look terrible but I think the black hardware and EMG's will look better. The headstock is silver of course and has a pretty cool celtic knot symbol in the middle and the Gibson logo airbrushed in black then drop shadowed to give the illusion its floating above the headstock.

I'm suprised you knew what kind of cross that was. We went with the Ankh cross, or what I call the Egyptian cross b/c thats the cross the customer wanted.....which is in a band that will be opening for Days of the New some. Their called Reflections Burn and their stuff sounds REALLY good. They have a myspace page if you want to check out any of their music.
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Heres another picture of the guitar with a Flash, the 1st one was taken without a flash.

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Beautiful x twice - the 3D relief on that is stunning! You normally only see that kind of shading with a tattoo needle.

What are you using here? Airbrushing with a nitro finish?
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Airbrush. I use PPG paint, which is urethane.
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That's gorgeous It'd be nice to see the finished guitar
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Awesome man alot of cool detail.
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Wow, stunning work!

That's the sort of finish I'd get, just looks so cool!
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that 3D paint is so realistic i thought it was engraved until i read that it was paint!

scuse me while i pick my jaw up off the floor!!
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Wow Patrick, That thing is fn gorgeous. Your work ,and attention to detail is unbelievable!!
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Another great job!!

I'm definately sending you one mine... one of these days.
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nice stuff Patrick! I thought it was a relief carving at first glance with your 3D airbrushing
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Re: Sims Custom Shop Celtic Design Les Paul

That's one awesome job there. I can't wait to see the whole thing complete!
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