I just finished (as in painted) my first neck, which was from last year's build. I hadn't decided whether to use a custom decal, or a Fender replacement spaghetti logo. The latter is obviously controversial, but it's for personal use, etc. It's not just a brand name, it's a feature of the Telecaster. Like you wouldn't build a VW bug replica and leave off the curved roof. Anyway, I guess I had some hesitation about using it, because I started messing around in Gimp to see if I could make my own. Here's what I came up with. It was better than I expected, so I wound up using it. I made sure it had a transparent background, and printed to some waterslide decal paper I got on Amazon. I'm no graphics expert, and I think there are cleaner ways, but this is what worked for me: First, download and install the free Strato font. There are a couple fonts in that family. Use the 'linked-text' one, which is the familiar Fender pseudo-cursive lettering. Also, download Gimp and install, if you don't have it. File / New to create an image. Default size is fine, we'll crop later. Overview: Create black letters. Select the region inside the edge of the letters, leaving a small edge band all the way around. This will be the outline. Then fill the main area of the letters with gold, or the main logo color. Crop to size, remove the background, place on the paper, and print. It's better to make the logo larger than you need, and scale it down (we'll do this in Gimp). If you do the opposite, needing to scale UP, the lines will be poor resolution, and jerky looking. Steps: – Set foreground color to black (this will be the outline). – Use the Text tool (Tools / Text). Set font size to 100 px. Type your custom logo name. – In the Layers window (Windows / Layers), right-click on the layer with your text in it, and select "Alpha to Selection". – Select / Shrink, and set your line width. With 100px as the font size, the outline thickness should be 2-3px, I think. See what you think. – Set foreground color to some flavor of gold, or whatever you want for the main text color. – Use the Bucket Fill tool (Tools / Paint Tools / Bucket Fill). Fill the main regions of the letters. – De-select the selection – Image / Crop to Content – In the Layers window, right-click the Background layer, and select 'Delete'. Now your decal will be transparent. – At this point you could save (File / Export) as a .PNG file. It must be PNG, to preserve the transparency. But then you still have the issue of placing the logo on a sheet of decal paper. Instead, I found it easier to use Gimp. Picture of this step below, as I reached the max attachments. – File / Print – Select a printer (I bought decal paper that supposedly works on both inkjet and laser. Mine's laser). – On the Advanced tab, select Print Quality = Fine, and Paper Source = Manual. (Some of this may depend on your printer...) – On the Image Settings tab: – Set the width to however much length you want your logo to take on the headstock. Mine came out a bit small. Next time, I'd choose 2.8 inches. It also depends on the density of your lettering. Make sure it comes out clearly, and that you can place it to avoid the string tree. – Finally, you can DRAG the little preview of the logo to the position on the page that you want. This makes it easy to use a decal sheet efficiently. – Hit Print, and you're all set.