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    Adopted EX -A 'BLAM!'

    Thanks to Tony I now have a second EX body to play with, this time a 6 string. I was going to do something different and try a comic book collage on the front. Does the brains trust out there have some hard one experience on what works and what doesn't? I was thinking to spray the images with varnish first then use a self leveling expoxy like on bench tops to seal it. Was thinking to do bindings on both sides to give it a nice edge and unsure to do stain burst or paint the back of the guitar. Up for suggestions or ideas. Obviously the sanding is not complete, and I was wondering if the tuner hole needs dowelling and redrilling, or cancan I get away with it?
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    Tuner holes alignment looks better than most and personally I wouldn't bother.
    As for collage, Wokaboy did a beer label guitar a couple of years ago and there will be a build diary for it somewhere.

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    Had another thought....if you could somehow copy comic image and print on decal transfer paper that might be easier to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazkelly View Post
    Had another thought....if you could somehow copy comic image and print on decal transfer paper that might be easier to work with.

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    Or collage what you want in AI or PhotoShop against the image of the gutar outline. You could then get that printed as a plan print by someone like Office works. one single layer to have to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankenWashie View Post
    Or collage what you want in AI or PhotoShop against the image of the gutar outline. You could then get that printed as a plan print by someone like Office works. one single layer to have to deal with.
    That was the idea I had in mind, good to see it is supported
    Cheers Waz, I'll look it up and see.
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    Maybe Scot Crispin has a tip....
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7924

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    Am I the only one looking at that sweet grain and thinking it would be sacrilege to cover it up?

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    Yeah I know the grain is nice, I did a stain on the bass version. I was thinking of maybe doing a dark red stain with burst on the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by king casey View Post
    Maybe Scot Crispin has a tip....
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7924

    Cheers, Mark.
    Cheers Mark, that is just the sort of thing I had in mind. I am selling my whole comic collection, so I wanted to preserve some images of favourite ones, Punisher, Sin City, Marshal Law, Lobo, Slaine, Hulk, and a few more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcoretroubadour View Post
    Cheers Mark, that is just the sort of thing I had in mind. I am selling my whole comic collection, so I wanted to preserve some images of favourite ones, Punisher, Sin City, Marshal Law, Lobo, Slaine, Hulk, and a few more.
    Ah Dude! You had me at Punisher, but Slaine was a nice blast from the past as well!
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