#1
Well ive never painted a guitar before. I'd like to paint my Ibanez RG120.

I'm pretty sure I can paint it to another color - it isn't too hard. But what I want to do is put a picture/graphic on it, like on this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHNnKqCKdiM

Maybe not that exact same picture, but something I can choose that would look ridiculously beastly. How would one do this? What kind of material do I use?

i found an example of how i want it done. Go here: http://www.peavey.com/products/custom.cfm

Click on HP SPECIAL GUITARS with the red guitar picture. It opens an interactive thing. on Custom Graphic it allows you to upload a picture and preview how it will look on the guitar. Exactly what I want. Only I do not want to pay $400 to have it done, I want to do it myself.

Thanks in advance.. i have no idea how to do this.
#2
Quote by injected
Well ive never painted a guitar before. I'd like to paint my Ibanez RG120.

I'm pretty sure I can paint it to another color - it isn't too hard. But what I want to do is put a picture/graphic on it, like on this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHNnKqCKdiM

Maybe not that exact same picture, but something I can choose that would look ridiculously beastly. How would one do this? What kind of material do I use?

i found an example of how i want it done. Go here: http://www.peavey.com/products/custom.cfm

Click on HP SPECIAL GUITARS with the red guitar picture. It opens an interactive thing. on Custom Graphic it allows you to upload a picture and preview how it will look on the guitar. Exactly what I want. Only I do not want to pay $400 to have it done, I want to do it myself.

Thanks in advance.. i have no idea how to do this.


With the custom pictures that you upload, more than likely a computer is painting this onto the guitar. It would be very hard to duplicate without the equipment. Depending on the image complexity of course.
#3
So they have machines that do it..

Is there any way maybe i can find a local person that does this? Or someplace i just ship the disassembled body to do it?
#4
You may be able to do something nice by airbrush if said person is skilled at airbrush. Maybe a stencil if the graphic doesn't have a lot of colors.

What kind of graphic did you want to put on, something specific or just like the video?


There are some good airbrush examples. Just do a google search for "airbrush guitar" and select images.
#5
Yes, airbrushing seems like the logical way for me to go now.. im seeing some really great stuff here