#1
Here in the Midwest there is a man called "Bikini" he is a legend in the Hot Rod world having been custom pin striping and airbrushing cars for 50+ years. He is friends with my brother and I was lucky enough to meet him and to have him throw down some old school hot rod pin striping on my Jackson DKMGT that was already hot rodded with a set of EMG 81's w/18 volt mod and afterburner, now she looks as good as she sounds!



The pictures don't really do it justice the yellow striping is actually chartreuse green but you get the picture!



He is 76 years old and his hand is steady as ever!



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The backside is totally bitchin' I requested the number 9 but other than that I just let him do his thing, he asked if I wanted it mild or wild LOL, of course I said "wild"!
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#2
To be honest, I don't like it.

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#3
The back looks pretty cool but I don't like the design on the front at all. To me it just makes the guitar look cheap, almost like a child's toy guitar.
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The design of the paint is cool but colors are not that nice for me...


The colors are not represented well in the pictures, It is an homage to old School hot rods from the 60's bright colors were common, that said it may not be for everyone but growing up with the hot rod styling's of Von Dutch, George Barris, and Ed "Big Daddy" Roth I think it looks badass, maybe I am just too old!
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#6
I think it's pretty cool. DKMGs while awesome guitars (I know mine's my favorite) they're pretty common. Really sets yours apart from the pack. The shapes are nicely done. I think if those were sloppy it would look tacky but they're not.
#7
If you're going for that hot rod theme, needs more chrome
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I think it's pretty cool. DKMGs while awesome guitars (I know mine's my favorite) they're pretty common. Really sets yours apart from the pack. The shapes are nicely done. I think if those were sloppy it would look tacky but they're not.



Yes the work is top notch, the man has been striping since the early 1960's and this is all done freehand, he still has a steady hand considering he is 76 years old!
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If you're going for that hot rod theme, needs more chrome


I hear you, only my Jazzmaster and Parrallaxe have chrome hardware, the Fender is a tobacco burst and the Washburn is a quilt top neither lend themselves to striping
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#11
That's pretty cool man. I liked how he used the guitar shape and turned it into flames. Flames and metal go together so this makes the guitar pretty special.
#12
pretty cool!

my cousins and uncle are big in the motorcycle industry, my uncle runs a dyno rig across the country, and my cousins work for him a little bit and in shops.

i am more the car type though,.
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#13
I'm a big hot rod/muscle car guy and think this is pretty cool. I wouldn't be surprised if he painted at least one of my grandfathers dragsters back during the '60s-'70s. FYI...This thread really should be in "The official pictures of your gear thread" instead of in here though.
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I'm a big hot rod/muscle car guy and think this is pretty cool. I wouldn't be surprised if he painted at least one of my grandfathers dragsters back during the '60s-'70s. FYI...This thread really should be in "The official pictures of your gear thread" instead of in here though.


Thanks,

Bikini did indeed do a lot of stripng on racing cars, he did a lot of business at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway doing custom paint on the Indy cars and the driver's helmets every may for the 500. It was great to meet him and pretty amazing to have him stripe the guitar, I'll be taking another one to him after all of the Xmas expenses are done!

After I posted I thought that I probably should have posted in the gear pics thread and figured that Roc would move it but I guess it's not too far off base here
"A well-wound coil is a well-wound coil regardless if it's wound with professional equipment, or if somebody's great-grandmother winds it to an old French recipe with Napoleon's modified coffee grinder and chops off the wire after a mile with an antique guillotine!"
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