Hi guys,

I just joined up, and I'm very excited to get started. I've already submitted a tab, with two more in progress.

Anyway, to the point: I've got an epiphone les paul custom, called the Black Beauty. I'd like to customize it, but I've got a couple questions.

First of all, let me tell you how I want to customize it. I want to put a symbol/logo/seal, whatever you want to call it, on the face of the guitar. What would be the best way to go about doing this?

I don't know whether wood-burning or simply painting would be better. I think I would prefer wood-buring, in order to add texture. What would that entail? What steps would I need to take in order to wood-burn or paint this guitar, without damaging the guitar itself?

Thanks in advance for you help!

Yeah, I meant the frontside.

The problem I have with stickers is this:
They wear off very quickly.
They leave behind nasty adhesive.

Or are the decals you're talking about different?

The design that I want is the seal of the cherokee nation.

Just FYI
Last edited by Emeraldragon at May 19, 2010,
The vinyl sticker is the easiest method. You can get very thin vinyl, then put a few coats of lacquer over the top to protect it.

I wouldn't try wood burning unless you're very experienced with it.

You could bring the guitar to a sign maker that does laser etching.
example - laser etched guitar (not mine):
[thread="1285220"]First Build - Zebrawood Tele[/thread]
[thread="1288529"]Second Build[/thread]
[thread="1334385"]Curbside Build[/thread]