Put fretboard inlay sticker on my guitar

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  1. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

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    OK, it's not an SG but I'd thought I'd share in case anybody else is interested in trying them out.

    Spent $7 and really elevated the look of my Les Paul Jr. Special.

    Got them from here (no affiliationL: Inlay Stickers Jockomo

    Just finished putting them on.
    REALLY liking the look.
    Hopefully they'll stay during gigs.

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    Wow, those are cool. Never knew such a thing existed. Please keep us posted on the durability issue, as I'd be interested in trying these on a project guitar if I knew they'd last awhile.

    Cheers
     
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    There are hundreds and hundreds of those out now days. Some are REAL good, some are junk. From what I see those look like good quality. Hats off to you for making your axe be what you want it to be. I think it looks great. A lotta cork sniffers turn their heads up at them, not me. Make it how you like it bro, well done.
     
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    i have heard nothing but good things about those Jockomo inlays. Every time i hear or read about them it's always very positive reviews.
     
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    Here's a set I found, did something similar to what you did on My little Samick SG copy, that I love dearly. Little lightning bolts that fit perfectly inside of the inlays that were already there. Again, I appreciate your drive to make your guitar the way you want it! They are wafer thin, and have had no problem interfering with normal play what so ever!

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    That company makes body decals too, that I think are wonderful, did this one on a really cool Epi Bass I have. The world needs more creativity IMO. Now granted, if it was like a 74 SG Standard or something, I probably would not mess with it, No strike that, I DEFINATELY would not mess with it. But fun is fun, I love it. And guess what, you don't dig it, take it off! I really love seeing little touches folks have added to their loves. I saw a 70's SG one time some cat had literally glued, a Pabst Blue Ribbon bottle cap on, and I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. Stickers, Decals,Truss rod covers,Pick guards, etc , etc, I love em. Express your damn self. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Dave

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    Very cool!
     
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    I use Jockomo for my Garcia Wolf stickers. best I've ever seen. Never tried inlay stickers though. Could use some blocks for my Firebird.
     
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    Dave, I sure didn't mean to hijack your wonderful post, I just appreciate your creativity!
     
  10. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

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    I'm actually very glad you posted.
    I didn't even notice the body stickers on Jockomo's website until you mentioned it.

    Now I'm thinking about getting the dragon sticker for me Les Paul Classic.

    I did a quick photoshop mockup to see what it would look like and I really like it.

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    That would be straight butter!
     
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    Brings a whole new meaning to body art :thumb:
     
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    WELL darn glad to see a post about these I have been thinking about trying some.......the "flippin the bird" ones would go so well on the THUNDERBIRD OF DEATH lol......but I was affraid it would be a ton of work for very little reward....and more work cleaning of the goo afterwards........but you have no issues with them letting go????
     
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    So far they sticking very well and it doesn't seem like it would leave any goo as there's none really there to begin with.
    The real test will be how well they hold up at a gig but I don't have any gigs until New Year's Eve.

    I do have a couple of band rehearsals coming up. We'll see how well they do there.
     
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    While I am not familiar with Jockomo decals, I have installed a lot of decals on things over the years. Model railroading is a fun hobby =)

    Put a drop of dish soap in some water and spray this on the glue side of the decal. It will be easy to position until the moisture dissapates. I place the decals with tweezers then I use a soft bristle brush on irregular surfaces to squeegee out the excess water. Artist brushes work great. You can hit it with a hair dryer on the low setting to speed things up. Don't fiddle with it too much and it should come out great.
     
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    My Great Uncle Ed was HUGE in model railroading the entire basement of his home was built ins....the walls had tunnels trains, track multi levels......he also did repairs to the engines for people all over the country. LOVED going to Uncle Eds :)
     
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    Dave what kind of pickups are in your Les Paul Special you did the fretboard decals on?
     
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    HA I was about to post the same damn question!!!
     
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    We'll get it out of him sooner or later.
     
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    They look almost like DiMarzio super distortions in a P90 size
     

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