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#1
Okay well now that it is summer I am officially starting to customize my old peavey raptor as my first ever customization.
This is how it originally looked:

My plan is to paint my guitar white and then put an image of a stormtrooper on it, like so...

Then I thought that i put some LEDs or something coming from the gun of the stormtrooper to make it look like its shooting. I am also looking for other crazy ideas to do to it so if anyone has any ideas i'd love input.

But anyway, heres where i'm at. I've dismantled the guitar...

I would've started sanding by now but I took out my electric sander and realized that the sanding paper on it was no longer usable... gotta buy some more...

Anyway i'd love comments and suggestions so leave one
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#2
sounds like an awesome idea. you should prob do something to the headstock, like put a custom label or something, use your imagination. also, if ud like, do a pickup switch on it too, then it will look and sound cool.

by the way, those pics are huge

good luck!
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#3
Sounds cool. Put the Star Wars logo on the headstock or something, that'd be cool. I like the LED idea, put one right on the end of the gun.
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sounds like an awesome idea. you should prob do something to the headstock, like put a custom label or something, use your imagination. also, if ud like, do a pickup switch on it too, then it will look and sound cool.

by the way, those pics are huge

good luck!

Yeah one of the pics is huge and i have no idea why... when i imported tehm tehy were the same size
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Sounds cool. Put the Star Wars logo on the headstock or something, that'd be cool. I like the LED idea, put one right on the end of the gun.

Dude, thats a great idea thanks, the startwars logo would be perfect for the head, i think im also going to paint the head white
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sounds kick ass
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#6
Well I went to my local hardware store and bought some sandpaper (the guy who worked there kept trying to convince me I was getting the wrong kind) but I bought it anyway and went home, put it on my electric sander and sanded away


Here's where I am at now:


I have to stop sanding because I nearly broke my wrist in my football (soccer) game yesterday, but all in all it's been a good day


EDIT: AAAAA! Sorry about huge pics, i'm trying to fix em

EDIT2: Fixed
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you could do it like thers a laser shot going up the fretboard or sumit, would look cool
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you could do it like thers a laser shot going up the fretboard or sumit, would look cool

That would look cool but i wouldn't have no ****ing clue where I would start. I don't even know how I am going to do the LED(s) i am planning to put in
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i think it would be really sexy if you incorporated these logos somewhere on it... possibly on the back, or maybe on the front.


PS. It would look sick to have inlays that look like that
#10
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i think it would be really sexy if you incorporated these logos somewhere on it... possibly on the back, or maybe on the front.


PS. It would look sick to have inlays that look like that

Inlays would be sick, but I think I'll probably find a place for those on the head, Thanks for the great idea
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maype paint them on the tops of flat volume and tone knobs?
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maype paint them on the tops of flat volume and tone knobs?

Great Idea, definately going to do that, thanks

Also, I have decided which legendary figure will go on the back...


Can anyone find a darth vader pic that would be easily pianted on?
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heres couple ideas, sry for the excessive size of the pictures... there kinda huge
#14
^Zep, you're the best, that last one is perfect! Definately will be used.

BTW I really appreciate all the suggestions and help people have been contributing, if anyone wants me to check out their project or wants me to do anything for 'em i'll be glad to help

Thanks again everybody
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#15
Man, those are pretty nice suggestions. Looking forward to this mod. Good Luck.


Hey zeppelin68, do you have or can you make an actual size Strat body line drawing? I'm in the thick of doing my mod and wanted to start experimenting with the design. Thanks.

#16
i think it would be neat if you put "Product of Endor" on the back of the headstock or something.
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i think it would be neat if you put "Product of Endor" on the back of the headstock or something.

Lol that'd be pretty sweet ill probably put it in small letters underneath the StarWras logo i'm going to put on the headstock
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well it is the forest moon you know - It would have the wood connection.
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#19
You should do Darth Vader on the back like pointing his lightsaber in front of him and it's going up the neck.
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#20
ne more pics?
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ne more pics?

tomorow... I plan to have the whole body sanded by the end of tomorow
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You, Sir, are a genius.
It'd be cool if you could rig the leds t go from the gun all the way to the headstock endin in a bang sort of effect. Hard to do, but it'd be awesome.
Product of Endor is genius too, whoever thought of that OR you could turn endor int a log like fender. geddit..? nevermind...
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#23
^Thanks Steph, I of course think that LEDs going up the neck and ending in a bang would be really freakin cool but seeing as how I have no idea how I am going to do the LEDs I'm planning, its probably not a likely occurance... BUT you never know, If things go well It could happen.

SANDING UPDATE:
OK well, I've sanded the paint off the whole front and the whole back, I'll finish the edges and do a fine sand later this afternoon

Front halfway done:


Back done:


Front done:
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Will it be necessary to do the interior bits? And I think Product of Endor might look cool in fender font or something.
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Will it be necessary to do the interior bits? And I think Product of Endor might look cool in fender font or something.

Nah, the interior bits aren't necessary because they'll be hidden by the pickguard, and I'm probably going to put the StarWars Logo in Fender font and put "A Product of Endor" underneath it
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You should put a Roland Synth Pickup on the guitar so it can make laser and lightsaber sounds .
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You should put a Roland Synth Pickup on the guitar so it can make laser and lightsaber sounds .





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#29
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sounds like a very cool project!

Thanks slash, I actually got the inspiration to customize my guitar from seeing your threads

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You should put a Roland Synth Pickup on the guitar so it can make laser and lightsaber sounds .

Haha, too bad I dont have the $200 necessary

PROGRESS UPDATE: I kept on sanding around the edges but theres two areas I'm having problems with... Taking a break to watch England vs. Sweden in the World Cup
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#30
this looks like its gonna turn out great....it would be cool if you can do the front part white with the storm trooper and the back black with vader...or somethng like that
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this looks like its gonna turn out great....it would be cool if you can do the front part white with the storm trooper and the back black with vader...or somethng like that


and for the sides: some black/white (probably star wars themed) pattern that blends the black of the back and the white of the front!
#33
you should put the imperial symbol on the headstock and make death star inlays on the frets with the death star ll on the 12th fret. it would look awsome.
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#35
Hey this looks awesome! The most original idea of costumization I've seen on here! You're a genius, and I hope all will go well! Could you update me with the project through PM; like when you've added new stuff and such? Anyways, keep at it! This is gonna be killer!
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#37
I'd like to refinish my old Ibanez GSA60 but I know **** about paint and lacquer. Great project.
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#38
Hey Guys! Thanks for the tons of comments and great ideas (I am using many of the ideas said in this thread) You guys have a lot of great ideas, keep 'em coming.

PROJECT UPDATE:
Sanding Finished! The horns of the guitar took me forever, sorry it took so long, but anyway here's some pictures

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o m g!

SPINAL TAP DVD FTW!!! TURN THAT BITCH TO 11!!!

is your guitar going to be the one you cant touch, not even LOOK at!?

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SPINAL TAP DVD FTW!!! TURN THAT BITCH TO 11!!!

is your guitar going to be the one you cant touch, not even LOOK at!?

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