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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Spikeymikey, Oct 8, 2017.
Very nice. I saw the original played by Eric Clapton, Jackie Lomax and Todd Rungren.
I coulda done that.....
Very cool, looking forward to seeing it all finished.
That deserves the best custom hardware, electronics and pickups that money can buy! Truly magnificent and will hopefully be played as much and as beautifully as the original!
I used to Air brush, with the intent to do guitar bodies, but never did get around to doing it. I used Acrylics, dyes, inks , never did use laquers, enamals or oils, but you are right, a white primer works very well, my father used a gesso primer before he did oil paintings, accrylics give brilliant color but are suseptable to harsh cleaners like Fantastic , or amonia based cleaners like windex, these chemicals disolve acrylic , but the great thing about acrylics is they are water soluable when liquid and dry to a plastic .
That is a very nice well done rendition of Tod Rundgren's guitar- he bought Clapton's guitar at a yard sale.
Great work! I would like to see an example or three of your portrait work if you don't mind sharing.
Brilliant work! I never liked the original as it just isn't my taste but your skills are fantastic.
I had a Strat painted with artwork that was quite personal but I love it.
Thanks Davo. OK, here are a few examples. I hope it's ok to post them on a guitar forum:
that is flippin awesome!!
Love it - can't wait to see it complete!
Here's a few more portraits for Davo!
Wow, can't be many people can claim that! Thanks for the compliment too Slim!
Thanks Madras! Any photos of your Strat?
Thanks again 24 Track. This is brush painted like the original was. I can do a bit of airbrushing but not anything too complicated. I got all the gear like you did but never really got to grips with it either! Yes, acrylic is pretty amazing in the way you describe and it's got me back into using them again in my professional work, which is really interesting!
Thanks hrstrat, that's real nice of you to say. I'm pretty overwhelmed by the responses to this on here and I thank you all for your comments. I'll definitely update you on it when my friend gets it back from the luthier.
Very nice work! It looks like you got about as close as possible to the original art work.
As another poster has mentioned, you would do well to post in other forums, like strat talk etc. i imagine you would get a lot of work for these three:
The Clapton SG
Jimmy Page's Dragon Tele
George Harrison's Rocky
Anyone know other famous painted guitars...?
Nice work Spikey! I like your style.
Here you go, it was a personal thing. My Grandfather died when I was 14 years old and I made the guitar a bit of a tribute to him. He was in the navy and the portraits on the back are of him and my Nana. The original photo is of them together so I had both of them painted onto the guitar. She is thankfully still with us and now aged 91.
Being old school navy he had the traditional sailor tattoos including the swallows and the dagger/snake which are all on the back of the guitar with the portraits.
With the portraits and tattoos being from the 1950's I went for the classic Elvgren pin up on the front making the front less personal.
It won't be to everyone's taste but I love it.
That Strat is AWESOME!!!
Great work on the SG-you have amazing skills!!