How did they paint this?

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  1. Stonebandit

    Stonebandit Supporting Member

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    I have a Les Paul that will be a gutted body and neck from Stratosphere or GibsonDependable that I wished to be finished of in a similar way to the guitar above.

    The body is a Matt Gun Grey, and we have Gloss Black pin stripes down the middle in line with the neck.

    I will not be adding the artist's decal down the bottom.

    Auto repair shop says they might have trouble. However are wanting to give it a go.

    What technique was used to do this and does any one have any recommendations?

    I will just track down a carcass of a Les Paul and let the fellows work on it. The original editions are far and few between( being a Artist Limited Edition model by Gibson). Finding it hard to find the original, so I thought to replicate the idea to a degree, as I'd also prefer a more trad style set up.

    Thanks

    http://store.ishibashi.co.jp/ec/pro/disp/1/05-312918100-0520
     
  2. Mpcoluv

    Mpcoluv Supporting Member

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    Is all That trouble going to result in a cost savings over the one pictured?
     
  3. Chris Pile

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    First....going to a body shop? You kidding? Can't find a guitar guy to paint your axe?
     
  4. Stonebandit

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    Well the cost of the original is US $2300 and there are two available.

    Maybe you are right. It's probably pretty close now that you meantion it.

    Just buy the original, which will at least be the real thing!
     
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    Thanks Chris,

    The reason why I have be approached the auto guys is because I have known them for countless years and they are the best and I have a great relationship with them.

    As to people who paint guitars, I know of no-one here and where I live is only a tiny island.

    I have my luthier and he focusses on his setups, repairs and builds of acoustics.

    However I appreciate your input.

    All good Chris! Thanks -
     
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  6. Chris Pile

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    My bad.... Figured you were an American... Gotta do what you gotta do, and good luck!
     
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    I'm gonna guess they did it with a stencil, gloss paint and satin paint.
     
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  8. Brian N

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    I would imagine they put the Grey on first, then put painters tape on everything but the stripes. They then painted it black, buffed it to a gloss, then removed the tape. Just a guess. That's how I'd do it.
     
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  9. Stonebandit

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    Thanks all.
    Appreciate all inputs.

    Just a different way of having done a guitar which I find interesting and I kind of like it!

    I've contacted the dealers that have them, however one is in Japan and the other Canada.

    Part of the reasons of building a replica was 1)

    what I believed no availability when I first started looking.

    2) import duty that we have here in Australia. + 20%

    3). Poor Aussie dollar vs US

    4) would be a fun project to work out!

    5) Like the look of the guitar!
     
  10. LaceSensor1

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    Tape and satin paint. Looks very easy to me, not sure why the body shop would have any issues. Probably said that because they've never painted a guitar before.
     
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  11. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    I cant see why they would have trouble. First spray the satin black. Then tape off the stripes and spray a coat of gloss clear on them. The difficult part would be the prep for the satin finish but prep is everything anyway.
     
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  12. Stonebandit

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    Spot on there. LaceSensor1 -
    They haven't painted a musical instrument before and thus were taking the side of caution. Rightfully so as they the best in their game - and perfectionists.

    I'll be taking a guitar in their today so they can visualise the project and the intricacies.

    Also I have contacted the stores and awaiting a reply.

    Also, ExactlyWhoisMaryKelly.
    ----> Preparation is everything <----
     
  13. Corinthian

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    Off topic, but I just discovered you can click on someone's location on the left and it'll bring up a Google map showing where it is. I also discovered that Van Diemens is in Tasmania. Nifty.
     
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