Originally Posted by newbieguitarmaker
lol is that a headstock burn to look like a cigarette burned it? lol
that is a real cigarette burn made by a couple of Marlboro Milds
I know everyone is probably thinking mahhh he just beat it up..
But its details I found by looking at vintage strats. Like:
the pickguard being cleaner under the strings and not as aged
the knobs are slightly rounded over( age does this)
almost every strat has that crack in the guard for the bass side neck screw
Bridge is more faded and tarnished, then corroded, where the neckplate and tuners are
Screws are all corroded but to different degrees around where they would be in contact the most.
I will say this Hardware aging is a pain in the arse, and takes patience and finding the right recipe of destruction.. Chrome doesnt like to wear..
I will also say this is a art form and I plan on doing another, and have learned a ton from my mistakes