#1
Hey guys, I was looking into getting this guitar because I love the 335 look, but don't want to break the bank on a new guitar. My only "complaint" about the looks of this guitar are the inlays. I just really love the way bock inlays look on the 335 style guitars. So I found these online and was really excited because I could easily do this to make the guitar look the way I want. I just want to know if anybody uses or has used these and if they are worth getting.
#2
Bad idea, think about it.
If you're constantly bending strings and scratching it up, it's eventually going peel off or scratch off sometime and look awful.
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#3
Yeah thats what I figured. I only consider doing it just because its a budget guitar and it would be secondary to the Fender Strat I normally use.
#4
for under 10 bucks, who cares if they suck?. I personally hate inlays, but man if I hadnt just drilled out the dots on my guitars I would definitely buy some stickers to cover the lousy bastards up.
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Bad idea, think about it.
If you're constantly bending strings and scratching it up, it's eventually going peel off or scratch off sometime and look awful.

a string when pressed touches down to a fret, and not the wood itself, i think... unless someone presses a string ridiculously hard or something
#6
LOL at first response. olix is on the right track here.
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#7
Quote by olix95
a string when pressed touches down to a fret, and not the wood itself, i think... unless someone presses a string ridiculously hard or something

Uhhh...think about you just said.
Of course it hits the wood. Usually those types of inlays don't go past the high E, so if you do a bend up on one of those, you'll start to get some scratch/peel on it.
And when stickers scratch you better believe it's a pain in the ass to get off.
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#8
if your strings are touching wood, something is wrong... there shouldnt be much of an issue as the above person mentioned because they're thin stickers. i cant see that being a problem

that being said, they will eventually peel because they are just stickers. the sweat from your fingers is gonna peel them up. but i figure when that happens, just buy another set.

i dont know. i just think for under $10 you cant really go wrong.
#9
Touch a string against a fretboard and move it back and forward. You can hear it scrape against the timber.
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#10
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Uhhh...think about you just said.
Of course it hits the wood. Usually those types of inlays don't go past the high E, so if you do a bend up on one of those, you'll start to get some scratch/peel on it.
And when stickers scratch you better believe it's a pain in the ass to get off.

They are vinyl decals i believe. You shouldnt be hitting the wood when you fret, in most cases, if you do, a refret is in order.
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#12
My apologies, I was wrong.
I would still recommend against it though.
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#13
Not to mention vibrato, in which your finger directly touches the wood.. :|
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Not to mention vibrato, in which your finger directly touches the wood.. :|

mine doesnt...
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#16
Lol thanks for sorting out the whole string to fret/wood thing. But yeah if I end up getting the guitar I think I'll slap some of those on there and see what happens. Has anyone actually ever used these before?
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#17
i have...they seem to be holding up...the only way you can tell they arent inlays if if you are right up on the guitar.
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#18
How long have you had them on the guitar? Were they easy to install and do they peel easily?
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#19
I've heard they are pretty durable. I mean, why would they make them if they're going to scratch of easily? I've heard that in some cases there was some residue after taking them off , but it really depends on the brand
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#20
I've used inlays similar to those. They don't leave residue like regular stickers do.
I put some bat inlays on my sisters guitar and they don't touch the strings at all.
If my guitars didn't already have inlays, I'd get some of those.
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#21
Ok thanks guys!
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#22
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How long have you had them on the guitar? Were they easy to install and do they peel easily?

I would say ive had em close to 6 months now..they havent peeled or show signs of it yet.

As far as installation...im a perfectionist...so i took forever to line them up lol.

The one on the right has em.
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Carvin V220
#23
I have Fret marker decals on several guitars and they hold up very well. Some have been on guitars for up to 3 years without a problem. I get mine form an Ebay seller Jockomo81. His decals seem to be the best out there.

http://stores.ebay.com/Jockomo-InlayStickers?_rdc=1

I tried one other and the decals were thicker material and didn't look as good as they did online.

If you decide to get them make sure you clean the fret board very well so they stick well. I recently had to remove some from one of my clients guitars because he wants to change his. They came off easy with no problem and left no residue. Waiting for his new set now.
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#24
I dunno why but I read the title as fecal inlay details


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#26
i bought some as a goof.

they were inexpensive, easy to peel on and off, and held up fine.

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#27
Awesome! Thanks for all the help guys!
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#28
Quote by olix95
a string when pressed touches down to a fret, and not the wood itself, i think... unless someone presses a string ridiculously hard or something

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#29
I've scalloped one of my necks, and it helps me learn not to press so hard. Pressing lightly lets you shred faster and reduces intonation effects. Some frets are very low and its nearly impossible not to hit the wood on that kind of guitar, especially when bending. Small frets help you learn to be more accurate, and give less intonation. I recommend having more than one guitar (with significant differences!) so you can increase your versatility. I guess that's why I prefer cheap guitars, you can have lots and dont have to be quite so fussy when shopping and can be spontaneous. Some inexpensive guitars are very good.