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Headstock decals.

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I'm officially a thing now!
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Cool! I opened the thread expecting it to be a “how do I get fender decals” which I think of as fraud. Pleasantly surprised to see your official thing 👍
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Delayman wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:43 am Cool! I opened the thread expecting it to be a “how do I get fender decals” which I think of as fraud. Pleasantly surprised to see your official thing 👍
Thanks man! The small decal at the end says 'original custom style ' which is funny because all the guitars I make aren't original at all! Might have to start coming up with some crazy designs.
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I think a headstock decal or logo is the finishing touch. Guitars without them always scream "partscaster" to me!

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Excellent font choice too sir! Looks awesome!
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jeremyb wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:17 am Excellent font choice too sir! Looks awesome!
I'm trying to rip off Tokai!
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kdawg2a wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:27 am
jeremyb wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:17 am Excellent font choice too sir! Looks awesome!
I'm trying to rip off Tokai!
About time someone did! :lol:
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kdawg2a wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:56 am 20220827_140456.jpg
Love it! But I might observe that Americans won't be able to pronounce Aotearoa much less comprehend what it means.

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Slowy wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:02 am
kdawg2a wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:56 am 20220827_140456.jpg
Love it! But I might observe that Americans won't be able to pronounce Aotearoa much less comprehend what it means.

"Noo Zeelund? What's that and what happened to the old one?" :rofl:
Or my experience of travelling in the US.

"Noo Zeelund? What state is that in?"

Back on topic, that is really cool, where do you get them from, or are you printing them yourself?
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Danger Mouse wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:44 am
Slowy wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:02 am
kdawg2a wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:56 am 20220827_140456.jpg
Love it! But I might observe that Americans won't be able to pronounce Aotearoa much less comprehend what it means.

"Noo Zeelund? What's that and what happened to the old one?" :rofl:
Or my experience of travelling in the US.

"Noo Zeelund? What state is that in?"

Back on topic, that is really cool, where do you get them from, or are you printing them yourself?
A guy in Los Angeles does them. They cost me $7 a piece which is steep for a bit of paper but they really finish the job.
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kdawg2a wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:23 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:44 am
Slowy wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:02 am

Love it! But I might observe that Americans won't be able to pronounce Aotearoa much less comprehend what it means.

"Noo Zeelund? What's that and what happened to the old one?" :rofl:
Or my experience of travelling in the US.

"Noo Zeelund? What state is that in?"

Back on topic, that is really cool, where do you get them from, or are you printing them yourself?
A guy in Los Angeles does them. They cost me $7 a piece which is steep for a bit of paper but they really finish the job.
I got mine done by a guy somewhere in the Waikato who makes decals for models. $1.50 a sheet and shipped locally.

I know you'll ask, and no, I can't remember his name but searching for model decal printing yielded results since a decal is a decal.

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kdawg2a wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:23 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:44 am
Slowy wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:02 am

Love it! But I might observe that Americans won't be able to pronounce Aotearoa much less comprehend what it means.

"Noo Zeelund? What's that and what happened to the old one?" :rofl:
Or my experience of travelling in the US.

"Noo Zeelund? What state is that in?"

Back on topic, that is really cool, where do you get them from, or are you printing them yourself?
A guy in Los Angeles does them. They cost me $7 a piece which is steep for a bit of paper but they really finish the job.
Did you try checking the prices from Rothko and Frost - UK based.

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Lostininverness wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 2:25 pm
kdawg2a wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:23 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:44 am

Or my experience of travelling in the US.

"Noo Zeelund? What state is that in?"

Back on topic, that is really cool, where do you get them from, or are you printing them yourself?
A guy in Los Angeles does them. They cost me $7 a piece which is steep for a bit of paper but they really finish the job.
Did you try checking the prices from Rothko and Frost - UK based.
@Grant, do you have a logo or decals? Was thinking of getting one made for the Gretschecaster.
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robthemac wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:27 pm
Lostininverness wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 2:25 pm
kdawg2a wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:23 pm

A guy in Los Angeles does them. They cost me $7 a piece which is steep for a bit of paper but they really finish the job.
Did you try checking the prices from Rothko and Frost - UK based.
@Grant, do you have a logo or decals? Was thinking of getting one made for the Gretschecaster.
No, I've not done anything for guitars. I think Reg was looking at something for a LP junior that I built that he was considering for a while, but we didn't get any further!

How's the paint coming along?

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