Headstock Decal Ideas for Partscasters

Trick Fall

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Let me start off by saying I would in no way ever want to be responsible for putting together a guitar that could be passed off as a Fender, or any other brand guitar.

That said I purchased a neck today to put together a Tele style guitar and I'm not a big fan of no logo on the headstock. It will take me a while to get all the parts together for this build, but in the meantime I thought it would be fun to see what others have done and try to come up with something cool and creative to put on there.
 

WordMan

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I can’t find a pic right now, but when I build my 2nd parts-o-caster, I made a logo. It has my last name in the Mistral font, with a little pouring Jack Daniels bottle. Created it, and got this clear sheet for decals that could go through a printer and did it up. Looks fun - again, sorry I have no current photo!

Ah - here is the JD pic I shrunk and put next to my name - it shrinks well and stays easy to see:
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cwz

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Had a similar issue when I bought a Musikraft neck. I didn't want to put a Fender decal on it because, well it wasn't. Too lazy to make a decal, and I don't think the ink jet printer I have would have been able to do it.
After getting tired of looking at the blank spot I just shaped a piece of scrap wood I had laying around and stuck it on with a drop or two of superglue. Probably should have used hot melt just to make removal easier, if it ever comes to that.
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WordMan

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Very cool

Thank you! I built a “Tele Special” - a light Korina body stained Gibson SG raw-steak cherry (short scale, too). So I gave it a black headstock face, and my Name logo is in a golden yellow, and the Jack Daniels logo pops nicely. Man, I gotta get a pic.
 

Jecht

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I saw a picture of someone's guitar where they had a logo laser engraved onto their partscaster. I would love to have to have the same thing done to mine.
 

Tony Done

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Had a similar issue when I bought a Musikraft neck. I didn't want to put a Fender decal on it because, well it wasn't. Too lazy to make a decal, and I don't think the ink jet printer I have would have been able to do it.
After getting tired of looking at the blank spot I just shaped a piece of scrap wood I had laying around and stuck it on with a drop or two of superglue. Probably should have used hot melt just to make removal easier, if it ever comes to that.
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I've thought about doing something like that as inlay, maybe using a bog made from cement dye and epoxy rather than a solid material. Another possibility I've considered is a shaped hole something like that.
 

Coopster

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I've just started the process of this. My little dachshund I've had for 16+ years passed and I've decided to make a commemorative partscaster in his name. I ordered some decals from Rothko & Frost that are on the way. It'll be a Mr. Wiggles Rolocaster. Probably take me a year or two to put it all together but it's going to happen.
 




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