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Stickers on your guitar

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by dansworld, Dec 2, 2018.

Do you adorn your instrument with stickers or other accoutrements?

  1. Yes, it's fun and cool!

    105 vote(s)
    22.3%
  2. Yes, such a great way to hide that huge chunk out of the finish!

    18 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. No way! My guitar needs no adornment

    327 vote(s)
    69.4%
  4. No, it affects resale value...

    21 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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  4. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Okay, I'll stop.

    Do you love the guitar or do you love the music?

    I guess that's it for me...I love the guitar, but the music gives me goosebumps.

    I play and paint with my own brush - stickers / decals / wear / tear.
     
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    Devin Low Voltage Supporting Member

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  6. Rayzaa

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    I think it looks like crap myself but to each their own. As long as it sounds great.
     
  7. big mike

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    Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

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    Can kinda see there was a bob marley on the back:
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    My favorite..this is a tattoo flash Ron drew and then had turned into a thin foil decal and then it's now buried in the finish.

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  8. Honch

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    If I happen to get a small rip on a tolex rectangular case from bumping into it and the covering is starting to get bigger if you don't fix it with glue, I'll put a sticker in there. Works as a gaffer tape. Professionals used to place stickers on cases to show where they have been gigging geographically. On any guitar? No, Nay, never. No, nay never no more... ;)

    But on the other hand it was a long time I owned any rectangular tolex hardshell case anyway. They're just for storing, which makes stickers kind of ... moot, futile.
     
  9. snakestretcher

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    Looks like something from the Fisher-Price catalogue.:D
     
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    ^^^ Oh, grandpa....:rolleyes:
     
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  11. TheNewWhatNext

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    I like them on some guitars, sure!

    My stickered Teles for evidence;

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  12. General_Specific

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    No stickers on my guitars. I do have a vinyl devil on my detuned Black Sabbath guitar. (Cheap black SG). That is not a sticker and it comes right off. No one sees that one anyway.

    No stickers. No tattoos either.
     
  13. Drawde

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    No stickers on my guitars, I did find a "danger ASBESTOS hazard" sticker I put on one of my cases though.

    Going a little more permanent on this one..[​IMG]
     
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  14. JK1965

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    I don't have any stickers on any of mine. Never really thought about it. Don't care one bit either way.

    Why am I surprised that there are more than a couple here that actually judge someone based on such a ridiculous concept?

    To say that putting stickers on things says a lot about who a person is, says more about the one saying it by a long shot IMO.

    I most definitely live in a different world than lots do.....
     
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    made the mistake of parting this one out a few years ago, it was the "twin" to another one of these that i have. got both of them around twenty years ago, and put this "#2" sticker on shortly after. it had some raised frets, at the time i didn't know any better than to just rip them straight off and see what a fretless guitar might be like.

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    i should have held on to it, just needed to replace one pot that went bad. kept the guard, etc to have spare parts for my "#1".

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  17. Tootone

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    I grew out of puttings stickers on things when I was about 6.
     
  18. blues junkie

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    I quit playing with stickers when I was about 10 years old.
     
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  20. dansworld

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    Thanks, Mike!
     

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