Art project sg 1991

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  1. Greezy strings

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    IMG_8812.JPG IMG_8826.JPG IMG_8827.JPG IMG_8832.JPG FullSizeRender.jpg IMG_8862.JPG Re painting my sg special for the second time..using my artist acrylics... I could have done another grain fill and it's a little difficult for me to change my style and keep the painting non-textured.. trying though..

    Plan on painting the sides, back of body and neck white.. then a little glitter clear over everything .. except for maybe the back of the neck.. kinda improvising. Will be using acrylic lacquer for the white and clear.

    Also may paying to be pick guard to blend in but do have a white pearloid guard on the way.

    Have a new mojotone abr-1 bridge and post coming .. mine collapsed.

    I'll keep posting some pics as I go.
     
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    funny.
     
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    Whatever floats your boat.
     
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    Dam.. I forgot how it can be on these forums..

    Thanks for the replies.. I know it's not a traditional paint job.

    Feeling the love on everything sg.
     
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    I think it's way cool. Stunning artwork. The only thing that irks me a bit, but that just me of course, is that the design doesn't somehow follow or incorporate the hardware, knobs and pickguard so that everything forms a unified entity. Will there be clear coats?
     
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    Thanks.. I will be painting the pickguard to blend in.. be a part of the whole design in doing.. and the faux circuit board breaking away into space kinda is there to incorporate the knobs and output jack.. the pickup selector will be at the pinnacle of the Mayan pyramid... I will be clear coating with various coats of acrylic lacquer.
     
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  7. Jason

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    I like it.
    What is the neck wood?
     
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    It's maple! Surprised me.. I wasn't to informed on the history and thought it was mahogany.
     
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    That's interesting.
     
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    Of course the sanded pickguard was a dead giveaway but did I catch it? No.. Looks great!
     
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    Thank you! Here is a update.
     
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    definitely the better move painting over the pick guard!

    Guitar bodies have so many visual breaks with hardware etc. Painting over every available surface really helps with the visual art aspect.

    Graphics on guitars hasn't ever been my thing...but you're covering a **** TON of ground on a very strange shaped canvas.... and doing it extremely well.

    well done. Keep posting!
     
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    Thank you for the comment... it is a strange/ challenging canvas. I've seem to see a lot more strat type guitars painted with art.

    Was going to put a pearloid or cream or black guard on it then decided in this case to paint it.. maybe if I'd of laid the design out a little differently or painted some other style that would of worked but this one needed it.
     
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    VERY NICE !

    Free advice ... first test the clear coat you intend to use on a separate piece of wood painted with the same acrylics.

    Personally, I've always used water based poly for floors on my paintings. 30+ year old pieces still look great.
    jeangaudet.ca
     
  16. Greezy strings

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    Thanks!!! Forsure! The acrylic lacquer I am using .. I have been using for years without issues with my paints!
     
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    Some of your portrait paintings look like actual photographs. Photographic quality. The detail in your paintings is amazing.
     
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    Thanks. It's actually difficult to feel the painting is some of the small images. Once you get close, the magic is different and it becomes much less photographic.
     
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    man just checked your art! Really impressive!!!
     
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    Thanks. That was my day job for 40 years.
     
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