Two Tone Sparkle Strat finish

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  1. RvChevron

    RvChevron Member

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    Who can do a finish like this on a traditional strat body (with bigger rounder body edge radius than the Grosh body in the photo)?

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    In these two colour combo:

    Top:
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    Side and back:

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  2. gkoelling

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    That'll cost a few dollars!

    I have no experience with him but every time a high-end, custom paint question comes up, Mark Jenny is mentioned.

    Good luck in your search and please post pics when you get it done. That's a nice color combo.
     
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    Yep. I got a quote for $600. Only if the body has sharp edge like the Grosh and not a strat body.

    Still looking!
     
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    Plus 1 for Marty I had him do a few sparkle finishes. He is super affordable and generally a 1-2 week turnaround!!
     
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    Thanks guys, I've sent an email to Marty.

    Is his sparke finish thick?
     
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    I think the thickness of the finish depends a little on the size of the flake.

    It takes a lot more clear to even out a big metal flake finish.
     
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    Marty Bell is THE man. Definitely check him out for flakes.
     
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    Just my opinion, but I think with a rounded edge, the two tone you want may not work. Where (and how) would you do the transition from the sparkle top to the non-sparkle back and sides without a sharpe edge to define an abrupt end of the top surface?
     
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    Yeah, I've talked to two finishers and both said the same thing you do.

    I guess I'll need to order a body with proper sharp edge.
     
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    Or alternately you can keep the rounded edges and do the entire body in a sparkle finish. It really depends on which is more important to you: the two tone finish or the rounded edges.
     
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    What I didn't mention was the side and back would be semi-transparent mary kaye style but in that cream colour shown in the pic.

    That's because I have a swamp ash body and would like to see the grain from the back of the body.

    I think I'll get another body as I actually prefer alder for this project.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    IIRC there is/was a forumite with a Stratoid (a nice partscaster I believe) which had a finish somewhat similar to what you're looking for. Well, it wasn't sparkley, but it had a solid finish on top and trans back. It was I think Ice Blue with a natural back (mahogany body I think). I'm sure you may be able to find pics of it if you dig around. Unfortunately I don't recall their username offhand, sorry. But the finish idea/execution was along similar lines.
     
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    Found that one, thanks!!
     

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