ideas for decal text

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  1. Dimitree

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    so I finished assembling my first two guitars (actually a Jazzmaster and a Jazz Bass), using Warmoth necks, bodies from a UK supplier, original Fender hardware and painted by me.
    Now I'd like to get some suggestions for the text to put on the decal that I will put on the back of the headstock (on the front there is the logo).
    I thought something like: "Custom Made by MY_NAME", but since I don't speak english very well I'm not sure if it is correct and adequate for this (also because I didn't made it, I just assembled/painted). Do you have some better suggestion?
     
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    "Custom made by MY_NAME" ? Well, yes Dimitree ! :)

    After all, you assembled and painted it : without that, this instrument would not have existed by the way. So you are the maker. And moreover, you made it for you, at your taste.

    How many guitar companies uses the services of subcontractors - just to speak about the guitar industry ? Not even the automotive industry, where several brands shares motors, platform chassis, electronic equipment, etc...

    Here's what I mention on my personal self-designed and built amps :

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    Maybe you would even add the mention "in Italia" since it's your country ?

    -tbln
     
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    Cool

    The decals on mine say: "Ferden Sortacaster - this has nothing to do w/ Fender Musical Instruments..."
     
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    Excellent !

    -tbln
     
  5. Deeve

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    Like these. . .

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    I got my own brand but Gibson is fixin to sue me.

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    Try: Fecit En Cremona (or whatever city in Italy you are fromYour name, year of assemnbly), I have a violin made by Amati and it says “Fecit en Cremona 1654” with his signature on the label inside the F hole. I may have the spelling wrong, my violin is in its case in the back, but my point is proudly label its Italian assemblage.
     
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    I use a modified rubber stamp ..............it was too wide for some head-stocks so I cut off the bottom line and that now gets stamped on the side of the HS

    Vlad o caster headstock1.jpg Vlad o caster headstock 2.jpg

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