#1
Hi!
I've got a replica Stratocaster, its black with rosewood finger board and white pickguard. Until now I have only stuck some stickers on it and tidying up the wiring inside.

I am planning on buying a humbucker that fits in the single coil Strat style pickup slot.

Should I re spray it a solid colour or go for a complex design?
Is painting a pickguard really a waste of time like some forums say?
Any tips or general rule of thumb i should know of? What type of paint to use etc?


I have never painted a guitar before. (I've resprayed car parts and computer chassis but never guitars)
#2
theres an ultimate painting thread in the GB and C forums. There's also a which pickups thread on the guitar accesories forums. look there
#3
While you're at it line the control cavity with tin foil for shielding. One of the cheapest and best modifications anyone can do for a Strat.
#5
Thanks all.

@Salgala link please?

@Seref it already has that

@lespauljames did you sand it down first or "key" it or did you just spray right on?