#1
SO I'm thinking of taking my old Slammer guitar, which now has a killswitch on it, and cutting a peice off the lower wing. The reason for this is so that I can actually hit the 19th, 20th, and 21st frets. The first picture is a picture of what the guitar looked like when I got it, and the second picture is the modification I would like to do.

Is this a good idea?
Would I need to take the neck off?
Should I just sand the area I would like to paint?
Any suggestions, comments, etc. Will be appreciated.

Edit: Pictures will be up soon...

Okay, the pictures are in this thread:
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=915961

My guitar is not red though, it's black. The hand print will be red.

Here's a new picture with both wings cut (22), and the other is the same but with a bigger, opposite hand(222):

Which is better?
Attachments:
22.jpg
222.jpg
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
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Last edited by Fryer Mike at Jul 23, 2008,
#2
If you're gonna repaint it, then you'd have to sand it.

EDIT: I was skeptical, i thought it would look stupid, but that actually looks cool. while i don't think there's much problem with reaching those frets, it's your guitar. anywho, might i suggest doing that symmetrically to both sides? that'd look pretty bamf.
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Last edited by cashewchaching at Jul 23, 2008,
#3
Quote by cashewchaching
If you're gonna repaint it, then you'd have to sand it.

Oh I know, but should I sand the whole thing? Or just the area that I'm painting?

^^ I can't get the 22nd at all, I have to put the vuitar vertical or shape my hand awkwardly.

I might do that, actually.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
Last edited by Fryer Mike at Jul 23, 2008,
#4
This didnt need two threads now did it...

I would take the neck off (unless it isnt a bolt on)

and you will probably have to refinish the entire body to get a good look.




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#5
At least I getting responses with this thread. It is bolt on, so I may as well. Why refinish the whole thing?
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#6
because it will look $hit otherwise

how are you going to match the colour of your guitar with the new coat of paint over just the sanded area?

You are also going to have to consider how they finished the guitar originally, did they grainfill/seal etc have they use a clear coat? and matching all that will be quite hard.




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#7
It's just a clear coat over black. (my guitar is black not red), so I think it will be easy to match the colour.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#8
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#9
Quote by cashewchaching
I was skeptical, i thought it would look stupid, but that actually looks cool. while i don't think there's much problem with reaching those frets, it's your guitar. anywho, might i suggest doing that symmetrically to both sides? that'd look pretty bamf.


I just made a new picture with both wings modified.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#10
Your wings will be really thin and first time they get hit, they will break off leaving you with a **** looking guitar. And not all blacks are the same, so you will need to redo the entire guitar if you don't want it to look obvious.
#11
^^alright, I'll refinish the whole guitar. If I were to do that, I'd do the swirl thing like that other guy was doing.
Would they break off? I don't hit them on things...
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#12
I'm just scared the when I hold it, the weight of the guitar might break off the upper wing, this wouldn't happen, would it?

I could just keep the upper wing normal.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#15
Good like what?
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL