#1
I, on occasion, paint guitars, a bunch of them being my own. Now when i say paint, i dont mean from a spray can, i go the right way with an HVLP gravity feed gun and a compressor.

I actually really enjoy it, and being that my uncle has been a professional automotive body painter for some 30 years, working for a large BMW & Toyota dealer here, has also sparked my interest. I have always wondered about these large guitar companies such as Schecter, Gibson, Fender, ESP, etc. and their paint departments.

How is it that people get these positions in their finishing departments? If it were humanly possible, lol, what would i need to go through before hand to meet any requirements?? ...paint ...college?
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

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#2
Sadly, I'm guessing machines do all their painting.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#3
Not entirely, some do rely on actual human man power. especially in their custom shops
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
#4
I did not think about the custom shops. Maybe try emailing some of the companies? Or check their websites, I'm sure there are "Career Opportunity" pages.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#5
Gibson's american factory's handpaint. saw it on How its made on TV.
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#6
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Gibson's american factory's handpaint. saw it on How its made on TV.

Saw that show too. That was pretty cool.
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Schecter Stiletto Custom-5
Epiphone SG; EMG 85/81 pups
Schecter 006 Deluxe; SD Duncan Distortion Pups
#7
sorry for offtopic but- toyota and BMW dealer? all in one? thats a very odd combo (around here atleast)
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#8
Quote by metalwarrior40
Gibson's american factory's handpaint. saw it on How its made on TV.

i love that show! i had no idea there was so much human hands on time on every guitar coming off the line. its pretty cool. good luck gettin one of those jobs, itd be awesome.
#9
Quote by conor1148
sorry for offtopic but- toyota and BMW dealer? all in one? thats a very odd combo (around here atleast)

yup. He never let me paint the $100,000 + cars, but i did most of the priming and cutting in
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
#11
Quote by bjovi400
yup. He never let me paint the $100,000 + cars, but i did most of the priming and cutting in


nice, im trying to get my mom to trade in her van and get a BMW, shes hit the point where shes tired of being a soccer mom (im a sophmore, sisters moved out, no more siblings)

think you could get her a deal?
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#12
lol maybe a deal on a fresh coat of paint, not the car lmao
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"