There is no end in designs’ creativity, and that’s what I’m talking about when we want to redesign our guitar layout. you can get your own or get inspired by your favorite virtuoso. As part of my guitar learning project surely I wanna take a shot about this.
actually this is not easy for me because I have terrible drawing, so i choose to be inspired by the famous Frankenstrat, the Eddie Van Halen’s guitar. As you know that Frankenstrat is an idealism. it is not only about the stripe and colors, but Frankenstrat is an innovative instrument which lead guitar to something new like the floating bridge and brown sound. A copy of Frankenstrat is at the National Museum of American History now, as part of American music history and inspiration.
well, i won’t go that far for a whole Frankenstrat thing right now. what I’m gonna do is take the the colors and stripes onto my Fernandes guitar, not with paint, but with stickers ( I’d love to paint, but it will be only a big mess).
first, I bought the stickers. since my guitar is black and i love sunset colors, i got glitter yellow, orange and silver stickers.
tools i needed were screwdrivers, scissors, cutter, steel ruler and a hair dryer. I used screwdriver to put off anything necessary such like bridge and pickups holder. I cut the yellow stickers into 2 cm width and 1 cm width for silver and orange stickers.
the fun thing about Frankenstrat design is, it’s only a random stripes and colors 😀 so i put them randomly. i put a silver lining on my Fernandes Guitar Edge first, next was the yellow then the orange sticker.
um.. the hair dryer? it is the best tool I have to apply the stickers on bend and curves so i got minimum folded stickers on my guitar. simply blow the stickers with hair dryer’s hot air and bend it as you like. you need to be careful in bending the stickers, while i didn’t. haha my fault.
so where’s the result? here i share you. pretty much satisfying for me, since it is my own work ^_^