#1
will putting stickers on an hollow bodied guitar affect the sound?

im talking covered in stickers.
#2
yes, somewhat. don't do it.
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#6
It wouldn't be a completely different sound. However, everyone will laugh at you when you turn your back and you'll only be friends with the drummers with electric drum sets.
#7
Don't put stickers on your guitar!!
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in that case how would it affect the sound?

and would a few stickers affect it?


Just don't do it. It will not sound or look good.
#9
I have a sticker on my guitar (but I put it on the pickguard)


Supposedly anything you do changes the sound, but first of all, you may end up with a unique sound, and second of all you (or anybody you play with) will probably never be able to tell the difference between how it sounds with or without the sticker
#10
is that saying that it will only change it a little bit or are you assuming that i cant tell the difference between a good sounding guitar or a **** one?
#11
im guessing you regret this in less than 100 days. anyone else have estimates?
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#12
im guessing you regret this in less than 100 days. anyone else have estimates?

dont do it
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It wouldn't be a completely different sound. However, everyone will laugh at you when you turn your back and you'll only be friends with the drummers with electric drum sets.


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#15
I wouldn't do it, I put stickers all over my guitar(old first guitar) and I regretted it so I took them all off, it was then that I realized how beautiful tobacco burst finish is. Luckily though that guitar was a POS because I scratched it to hell taking them off and had to use paint thinner.
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#17
what the hell? Whats so wrong with that alot of famous guitarist has maybe a sticker on it.
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Well, if you want info from someone who actually OWNS a hollowbody and plays it regularly at shows-

I've had a few on my Gretsch for years, it's no big deal.
No regrets, and it didn't do squat to the sound.


You put stickers on a Gretsch?

You should be ashamed, my good sir.
#21
It won't effect your sound that much, if at all, unless you literally plaster several layers on there.

Joan Jett's guitar actually looks rather cool.

It hurts the resell value because it can mess up the finish. If that is important to you, don't do it. If you view your guitar as some sort of holy relic, then don't do it. If you view it as a chunk of wood that makes noise, then do what you want. Yngwie Malmsteen, Joan Jett, and Joe Strummer are all rather well known for using stickers on their guitar (I believe the Joe Strummer signature even comes with stickers), so it isn't like it is a huge deal, but keep in mind that all of them owned multiple guitars and could afford to replace their guitars when ever they wanted (albeit later on in his career for Joe Strummer).

It might not be worth the hassle with people complaining you ruined the guitar with a sticker, but it is your guitar, so do what you want. You won't dramatically effect the sound without putting a ridiculous amount of stickers on it, to the point it is noticeable. Remember, a lot of guitars do have a giant hunk of plastic on them (pickguard), so a couple stickers isn't quite much in comparison.
#22
"You put stickers on a Gretsch?"
Yep, and a ton of autographs from bands I've played with over the years.
I even have Link Wray's john hancock on there.....

"You should be ashamed, my good sir."
I just don't get ashamed of things I do to my guitars, or how I treat them.
They're tools, meant to be used, and I treat them as such.
Ever see a carpenter baby a hammer?

I'm never going to sell it, so re-sale value means nothing to me.
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"You put stickers on a Gretsch?"
Yep, and a ton of autographs from bands I've played with over the years.
I even have Link Wray's john hancock on there.....

"You should be ashamed, my good sir."
I just don't get ashamed of things I do to my guitars, or how I treat them.
They're tools, meant to be used, and I treat them as such.
Ever see a carpenter baby a hammer?

I'm never going to sell it, so re-sale value means nothing to me.


Ahh, I assumed it would be something tacky like an MCR sticker.

Sounds fair enough to me. I personally don't use stickers. I beieve a guitar looks its best in its natural state. Each to his own I guess.