#1
Hey guys!

Im looking for a rather "cheap" guitar, WITHOUT the glossy top, as Im going to use it to paint on, for an art project, and afterwards, I'd still like to be able to play on it. Any recommendations?
#2
Well, Taylor 1xx series have a satin varnish finish, which would be perfect for this. Sadly, they're far from what I'd call cheap...
#4
Quote by Gingerlocks
Any recommendations?
Well, just one. If you're going to play with a pick, keep your artwork out of the pick arc area.

Either that, or play only finger style pieces on the completed guitar.

You understand you're liable to be sued by "Luna" should they happen to see this, don't you?
Last edited by Captaincranky at Nov 1, 2015,
#5
The question is, who cheap? All the Martin X series guitars have matte finish tops. The Little Martin (LXM, LX-1( is a very nice small guitar and prices start under $300 on Amazon.
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#6
if your painting the top, it doesn't really matter if its gloss or not. a simple rubbing of steel wool over the top will satin it out somewhat enough to make the paint stick. hit up a pawn shop or 'antiques" store and pick up a $50 guitar and go nuts !!!!
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#7
Quote by stepchildusmc
if your painting the top, it doesn't really matter if its gloss or not. a simple rubbing of steel wool over the top will satin it out somewhat enough to make the paint stick. hit up a pawn shop or 'antiques" store and pick up a $50 guitar and go nuts !!!!



Yep ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
#8
Quote by stepchildusmc
if your painting the top, it doesn't really matter if its gloss or not. a simple rubbing of steel wool over the top will satin it out somewhat enough to make the paint stick. hit up a pawn shop or 'antiques" store and pick up a $50 guitar and go nuts !!!!
Well, if you're going to dull out a top, my suggestion would be one of the extremely fine wet or dry sandpapers, normally employed in the auto body trade: http://www.walmart.com/ip/3M-Wetordry-Automotive-Sandpaper-2000-Grit-5pk/16913670



No matter how fine, steel wool, (IMHO, of course), always seems like using a box cutter, when a scalpel will do...
#9
600 dry would be ideal, don't press hard or the grit will load up.
#10
I told the OP to go nuts...not you cranky ! (methinks you might live there already anyhoo)
need more gear and a lot more talent(courtesytuxs)
#11
Quote by stepchildusmc
I told the OP to go nuts...not you cranky ! (methinks you might live there already anyhoo)
At this point in my forum antics, that appears to be a given and a general consensus...
Last edited by Captaincranky at Nov 19, 2015,
#12
Quote by Gingerlocks
Hey guys!

Im looking for a rather "cheap" guitar, WITHOUT the glossy top, as Im going to use it to paint on, for an art project, and afterwards, I'd still like to be able to play on it. Any recommendations?


I believe Yamaha and La Patrie make satin type finishes, or at least they used to and you can buy them used.

The La Patrie is a classical instrument whereas the Yamaha comes in both classical and steel string.