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Old 04-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Guitar Painting

I apologize if this thread doesn't belong here, but I need advice for painting a guitar. I want to paint my own guitar so that it is similar to George Lynch's ESP M-1 Tiger. I want to use nitrocellulose lacquer only. I have no clue how I'm supposed to do this, ha. I'd really appreciate a set of steps that I should follow for painting tiger stripes on a guitar body. I'd like the main body color to be yellow; the stripes black; the sides white.

Here is George Lynch's original tiger guitar:

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Old 05-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Do you have any experience painting on canvas or other materials? If you do you could pencil on an outline lightly and paint it with a brush. If not you could spray paint the entire body yellow, then use thick paper to cover all the parts you want to remain yellow and paint the areas you want black.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Any reason you want to use Nitro lacquer, other than just hearing that it is "the best"?
Nitro is not what people make it sound like... It is actually terrible for a guitar finish. Shrinks indefinitely and is not very hard.
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