Re: Herc Fede ?
Yeah, the work that goes into a swirl is worth the $450 alone....
Keep in mind that to swirl you need a lot more paint that just spraying a guitar would take, you need a shop, a drying booth/oven, a spraying booth for the clear, the sanding and re-applying of clear (up to 10 coats for deep mirrory look) and then buffing takes over 10 hours spread over couple of weeks.
I seriously can't figure out how does Darren manage to make enough money to survive never mind to live well.
Same goes for Jeremy, being in a very labour intensive business where the skills have to be built up over a number of years thus preventing you from employng cost effective helpers - I'd bet anything that Darren and Jeremy (and Eddie when it comes to it) work longer hours than most of us here........
If you want a swirl done right and are not prepared to invest the time and effort to have a go yourself, Darren is your only choice....keep in mind that he'll email you a pic after the swirl and if you don't like it he'll re-swirl it for you.