#1
I dunno if this thread is in the right area...but oh well.

I was just wondering if theres a way you can get that kinda scratched/muffed up look on stratocaster type guitars. The kind where the finish seems to have been worn off and you can see the plain wood. I've seen a few guitarists with guitars like it and just think it looks pretty cool. Is there any way I could achieve this? a quicker way than 'using it for years' would be nice.
#4
i agree with the sanding but i also think that the concept is gay...u want to have a worn guitar u play the **** outta it...just a thought tho...otherwise try using a knife to chip headstock or wutever for the full authentic look
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#5
so you wanna take a guitar...and make it look like its been used heavily for 30 years...in about 5 minutes?

sandpaper.
#6
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so you wanna take a guitar...and make it look like its been used heavily for 30 years...in about 5 minutes?

sandpaper.


Yeah its only a stratocaster copy, not my best guitar, thought I'd just give it a try
#7
the way I see it is that a guitar has to earn those markings over time. The wear and tear makes the guitar more endearing and it shows that its held up over time.
#8
I don't know how to do this, but on maple fretboards, notice how parts of it darken when you play it alot. Look at Stevie Ray Vaughn's guitar for an example.

Also, if you're going to mess up a new guitar, remember that the value will drop like a stone. But if this guitar is your pride and joy, then don't worry about it. Don't know why you'd want to abuse it, but yeah.
#9
If its a cheap strat copy, the finish will be like concrete so it wont have the same effect like if you did it on an expensive strat or les paul with a nirto-celulose finish.
#10
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if you're going to mess up a new guitar, remember that the value will drop like a stone..


or you could manage to con someone by saying you have on original 50s strat

(in the russian site I posted they started of with a regular Squier and when completed, they managed to trick a few competent players into thinking they were playing the real thing)
#11
treat your guitar like **** and it will come in time

anybody who fuc|<s up a perfectly good guitar needs to get fuc|<ed up themselves, people in third world countries are making instruments out of a 2x4 and used tampon strings, meanwhile your sitting at home rubbing sandpaper on your guitar to make it look ****ty on purpose.

like someone up there ^ said, you kind of have to earn it. the longer you have it the more you will cherish ( hate that gay word) it,despite how ****ed up it is.
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#12
I think you can get the guitars you speak of on ebay from the far east yeah?
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#13
frusciante's guitars are like that, most of the time. I think he does chipssomeof the paint off and scratches it all up, cause they still sound perfect.
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#14
Hmm...ways to make a guitar seem as if it's been used for years...ok...here are a couple ideas that will work.

Use the guitar for years?

Buy a used guitar that was used for years.

Seriously. Don't trash a guitar to make it look like some famous person's. That's really idiotic.
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frusciante's guitars are like that, most of the time. I think he does chipssomeof the paint off and scratches it all up, cause they still sound perfect.


he's got 1962 strats or thereabotus that have been gigged heavily, I think its natural
#17
^But usually, you can't do that on guitars with poly-whatever finishes.
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