Warmoth Headstock Decal - Use Them?

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  1. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Member

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    They sent me decals and I put them in a drawer somewhere/

    I saw one guy who put "tha Worm" on a headstock. I thought that was fun! :^)
     
  2. drod1985

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    Love blank headstocks, so none of my Warmoth necks sport the logo. I think this works better for them though, because a ton of people ask what kind of guitar I'm playing and I tell them all about Warmoth.
     
  3. joelster

    joelster Silver Supporting Member

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    Don't know about Warmoth decals but a headstock needs something...

    Here's one I made with waterslide paper and a color laser printer:
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  4. LJOHNS

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    I too had some custom decals made for mine. I would never stick a Warmoth sticker on my headstock.
     
  5. mxvin

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    make your own with water slide decals, windows, and a printer.
    Slightly/lightlt laquer before you mount them. then laquer overt the top
     
  6. scottrolf

    scottrolf Member

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    Does anyone know the actual name of the Script font for the Fender logo or is it a style that Fender themselves made up?
     
  7. joelster

    joelster Silver Supporting Member

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    I think I googled "Fender font" until I found the one above on some free font site. When I'm at my computer I'll see if I can find out what it's called.
     
  8. flatnine

    flatnine Supporting Member

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    I've built many Warmoth guitars, probably 10 over the years, and I've never put a decal on. I like the blank headstock look. When I worked with Big Mike, he had the idea to do a NOYBcaster..."None of yo business"caster!
     
  9. Kostas

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    Four Warmoth guitars so far, five necks though. I don't mind blank headstocks, especially with dark woods like RW, Wenge etc. Even maple when it has interesting grain patterns looks good. Exception is a maple CBS headstock, it's just too much without something.

    I see no reason putting anyone else's name in my guitar, this goes for Fender too. The metal decals were nice though and I would love to make my own versions.

    My last one is the only so far with a decal, first idea was to put my name but I decided against it, too common. Maybe next one...

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    Rothko and Frost (English company) made them and they did a great job. According to the guy who finished the neck and put them on there are the thinnest decals he has worked.
     
  10. Don A

    Don A Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't care for blank headstocks and don't like the idea of putting the Fender logo on something that's not a Fender (licensed or not) so I go with the neck manufacturer's logo.

    My "Tele" and "Strat"-
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  11. jonnytexas

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    That looks really cool. My 40th is a few years away, guess its time to start working on the wife.
     
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    I prefer the look of a headstock wothout a logo, although I do like sone of the custom logos in this thread. I think its silly that it costs extra to have USA Custom Guitars put their logo on their necks. It doesn't seem right to me to put a Fender logo on a neck they didnt make.
     
  14. macatt

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    J Bennett did this one for me.
    I did want to give due credit to USACG though. (see small print)

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    S Mac
     
  15. Srvwannab

    Srvwannab Silver Supporting Member

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    I love the folks at USA Custom Guitars. But... I prefer a certain style of decal, so, I'd prefer a different decal on this Floyd equipped F style guitar of mine. I'm not going to screw with it though.
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  16. scottrolf

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    Can anyone recommend a good decal paper stock for my inkjet printer?
    I see some online but don't know first hand how they take to headstocks.
    Any help?

    Thanks,
     
  17. Garrett Bagby

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    I dug around a little and turns out I used Papilio Clear Inkjet Decal Paper, bought from Amazon. Don't remember why I chose it, but I'm sure it was based on some sort of research.

    I printed a full page. There were issues with a lot of them due to errant ink from my printer. I used those for practice.

    My Warmoth neck has their satin nitro on it, and the decal took to it just fine. I sprayed a zillion coats of gloss rattle can nitro over the headstock face and it looks good to me. There's a very slight outline around the decal. I want to say there was some way to prevent that, but can't remember.
     
  18. Doctor Morbius

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    My Warmoth headstocks are all naked. :eek:
     
  19. bigtone23

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    I slightly prefer a decal vs blank, but the thought of putting Fender on a non Fender reeks of insecurity. A custom decal is what will happen next time I'm adorning a headstock.
     

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