#1
I recently started the project of refinishing my ibanez, and then I remembered that my friend had recently showed me some wood burning stuff. He got a new burner for a project, and I was thinking it might be cool to do something on the body of my guitar.

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about it's stuff like this...
http://www.kristinfoley.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/fire-c-big.jpg

But I want to do something simpler.

I was thinking that a tree would look cool, sort of like on the in between dreams album art

http://rockmenten.blogs.sapo.pt/arquivo/Jack%20Johnson%20-%20In%20Between%20Dreams.jpg

or this http://www.allaboutdrawings.com/image-files/tree-sketch.jpg

Anyway, does anybody think this would be a cool idea or no? So far it's just a thought, but I was also wondering if anyone could find a simpler but still good looking sketch like the ones i mentioned, that I could base mine off of.
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#2
seems like a good idea. the final product would be pretty awesome it would be hard to do, if i had to guess. make sure to practice a ton before you move to the actual guitar haha.
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#3
Assuming you're ready to burn (sanded back etc)

1. find a stencil (or make one)
2. place stencil on guitar, and colour in the places where you plan to burn the wood.
3. Burn the wood.
4. Finish...finishing.

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#4
Yeah make sure your half decent and sketch out in pencil what your going to do, i wouldnt do a tree though, but thats just me.
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#5
Yeah, I was just throwing that out there as something that looked sort of cool. I'v messed around with his for a while and it isn't ridiculously hard to do once you have something drawn on the wood. I started prepping it today, by sanding the original finish off of the body. I just don't know what I should put, any suggestions?

Also, pics as soon as I pick something and lay it out....
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#6
what kind of Ibanez? I'll go digging for some cool stencils I might have kicking around...
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#7
http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/l/kj/09/2/16/882/r6/6252hk7_18.jpeg

Like that

http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_GRX20%20Left%20Handed%20Electric%20Guitar%20Assorted%20Colors_-1_10052_10002_184277_cmCategorySA-10001

I got it a few years back, and it wasn't very expensive. It was my first electric, but I play a lot of acoustic. I still thought it was a pretty cool guitar, but I just had to do something with it.
“Any other day I’d say no, but today I’m gonna go ahead and just say no.”

-Dr. Cox
#8
haha. It says left-handed, but shows a right handed guitar.

Let me know about what you want for stencils and I'll see what I can do.
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#10
Ive done plenty of wood burning before... its truly an art form - you need a steady trained pencil hand that's for sure. If you are good at drawing, +1 for your wood burning skills.
#11
Okay, so I got ONE stencil done last night, I'll post it in a second. Poobucket's taking a while for some reason today.



it would look pretty cool like this I think:

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#12
I think that I'm going to have the pickguard stay on, mainly because it looks nice, and I don't want to put wood filler in all the already drilled holes (I'm going to stain it when I finish). But that template still looks awesome.
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#13
All I know is wood burning can be beautiful if done correctly.
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#14
Quote by deftonesordie
Okay, so I got ONE stencil done last night, I'll post it in a second. Poobucket's taking a while for some reason today.



it would look pretty cool like this I think:




i think thats pretty cool!
#15
I think bonsai trees look pretty sweet.
This is an oak tree that, if someone is good at 'shop, they could prolly make it so that you only see the tree.
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Last edited by BD 425 at Mar 7, 2009,
#16
Quote by IliekGuitar
I think that I'm going to have the pickguard stay on, mainly because it looks nice, and I don't want to put wood filler in all the already drilled holes (I'm going to stain it when I finish). But that template still looks awesome.

You can always make the tree smaller, as well, it may be covered by your arm though (unless you wanna paint the pg as well...

EDIT: Your IMG Codes won't work because you have the ING part in lowercase, d00d.
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Last edited by deftonesordie at Mar 7, 2009,
#17
^I think that's how i always do it, though...

BDedit: yeah capitalizing didn't do anything.
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