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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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a simple way to make my guitar look cool?

i've given up trying to get rid og my Lag guitar,
so i'm gonna have some fun.
the body i glossy black, which is worn down here and there
(not a pretty sight).

got some suggestions on what i can do to the body to make it look cool?
something simple. thought about sanding it a bit, to get rid og that horrible gloss....
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 07:41 AM
 
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EVH-ize it!

jokes apart, it depends on what looks cool for you: it could be either a natural/oil look, or a blinding neon finish, or a classic cherry sunburst...

up to you.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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S**T!

sorry, wrong section...
can someone put this in the
mods-section?

how do you get that DBK finish?
that's nothing but awesome...
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 11:12 AM
 
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A textured finish isn't hard to do, BUT, getting it to stay and not peel IS very difficult, I've done 10 re-fins with a textured finish and have just about got it perfected (he says) e-mail a few people, LGM for instance to see what they suggest and go for it, but remember to post pics :-)

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 12:55 PM
 
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Stickers! Lots and lots of stickers! And then clear coat over top of it.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 02:17 PM
 
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SWIRL it
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 10:05 PM
 
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I've actually done this: DRILL your guitar through (just on the wooden parts do not drill electronics!!) it makes a fine effect, unique, and doesn't affect sustain that much !!!

You can put rubber bands coming out of the holes and make a ZZ top guitar!!

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 05:14 AM
 
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List of suggestions:

1) Freeze it in ice.
2) Let The Fonz wear it.
3) Let a hot chick wear it.
4) Buy it a leather jacket, have it start smoking marlboros.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-01-2004, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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lotsa good suggestions...
perhaps i can try all of'em!
...wonder what it would look like...
as far as i can understand it's basswood...
can someone post a pic of basswood sanded down?
does that look cool?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-02-2004, 02:52 AM
 
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not that much. well, it looks pretty plain, no grain, no pores, pretty much a flat light-color wood. but if stained with oil it could get some "life" out. try it, and if you won't like it, you can always re-paint it.
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