#1
I just purchased a Gibson touch up pen in ferrari red, because I want to do some wavey like designs on my Olympic White Strat. I kind of want it to be something like Hendrix's famous Monterey Strat, but not exactly the same. So could I just go over the poly finish of the guitar with the pen and do designs and stuff? Would this work? Thanks guys!
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#3
Would it look good or crappy as hell? I don't want it to look really stupid and stuff. And also could I just use a Sharpie?
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#5
A sharpie would smear and eventually rub off.
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#6
Would red nail polish work?
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#7
Please, does anyone know if nail polish would work?!!
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#8
Jimi once used nail polish on a guitar, but I think he put a few layers of laquer on it. I could be wrong about the laquer thing, but I am 100% sure about the nail polish.
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#9
Well I just tried the nail polish and Sharpie thing!


Here's how it looks...


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#10
You did a shitty job with the nail polish, it looks very uneven and bumpy. It's two tone.

A paint pen would have worked better.
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#12
Don't worry, 9 times out of 10, everybody's first try at almost anything ends up badly. You really should have practised on some cardstock, or under the pickguard first.
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#13
Well I just went crazy and started painting the top of the guitar, and kind of ****ed it up.


Well I don't think it looks too bad...check it out. The big blob of red I screwed up on so I had to repaint it...


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#14
JJK, I hope that Strat is a 70s ReIssue instead of from 1970s ... I'd be so hesitant to mess with a truly old guitar.

Anyway, to get a fuller impact, you have to do the whole thing instead of just some areas. Compare the above to ...



As mentioned earlier, practice, practice. I'm pretty sure you could get away with freehanding the design's leaves, vines, and flowers; but, for the red to white transition, you have to do some blending.

Maybe you can come up with a design which requires freehand drawing only. Good Luck!

#15
You don't think you f'ed it up?!? Believe me, not trying to be harsh, but you F'ed it up. That was a beautiful Strat before...after, well, I guess it's better than stickers. (<--Not saying much though.)
#16
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You don't think you f'ed it up?!? Believe me, not trying to be harsh, but you F'ed it up. That was a beautiful Strat before...after, well, I guess it's better than stickers. (<--Not saying much though.)



Well I'm going to keep expanding upon what's on there. And I got the guitar for $325 on sale at Guitar Center, it's not like I spent $1000 on it. And whatever, I actually like how it looks.
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#18
New pic. Again I'm not trying to copy the Monterey exactly and this is all freestyle stuff.

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#20
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Ippon is that your guitar or jimi's?

It's Fender Custom Shop's version of Jimi's Monterey Strat. I'm prepping a friend's Strat and trying to convince him that a Monterey Strat would look more interesting than Surf Green or Reddish Purple.
#21
thats not fender's version of the monterey strat. thats a handpainted version. i know the person who did it.

fender's version is much cleaner and more commercial looking.
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#22
Newest picture:

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#23
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thats not fender's version of the monterey strat. thats a handpainted version. i know the person who did it.

fender's version is much cleaner and more commercial looking.

That person is very talented. Can you provide a link?

I understand that the artist Pamelina H made some prototypes, a close copy with the sloppy painting and a cleaned up version with smoother lines, then the final CS version that included the concert pass.





from Pamelina's website ....

#24
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I really like the parts that are next to the bridge. The parts above the pickguards are too dark. They need colour!
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#25
I think it looks nice! Very original/pretty.

Do more little designs around the body. Like round the bottom edge of the pickguard.

And do some designs on the pickguard too, but in a different colour maybe.
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#26
personally think it looks like a 4yr old doodled on it with their crayolas but to each his own
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#27
My god this is amazing!

How did you find this incredible painting talent? I wish I was as good as you!
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#29
If you like it then what does it matter, no one will ever have the same guitar as you, unless you become famous like Jimi. Then people will want to make your guitar.
#31
the red to white transition on the monterey strat is what makes it look so nice.... and that is original but still looks very weird and unusual, I would say that you should only use one tone of red and draw lineart around the drawings, that makes it much clearer. keep it up!


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#33
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You should ask someone like a tattoo artist to put some touches on it.
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#34
Before you do anything else on the body, do something on the pickguard. It's looking unbalanced right now.
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#35
Guys, I sandpapered all that crap off the guitar and sold the guitar on eBay for like $350. I never played the guitar.
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#37
I think it needs a theme, not just random doodling.
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