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The Uncreator
May 23 2008, 08:01 PM
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So I'm sure everyone here is familiar with the whole concept of signing yearbooks at the end of the school year. Well for my senior year, Our yearbooks were particularly grotesque and a lot of money, So instead, I took my Jackson (JS40 I believe) and covered it in Gesso, Which is an Acrylic based paint that turns any surface into a canvas so you can write and paint on it, And I had everyone sign it, Its not particularly beautiful, But its really special to me, and this is what turned out

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May 23 2008, 08:20 PM
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Thats really cool and different

When i graduated we wrote in hats

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rokchik
May 23 2008, 08:20 PM
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Awesome idea Brett.

Yearbook signing is a big thing, I still have mine after all these years. However yours is that much cooler smile.gif Something to treasure for sure.

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PS: and as a bonus you don't have to look back at those aweful yearbook pics.... oh how I hate my yearbook photo laugh.gif

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Smikey2006
May 23 2008, 08:22 PM
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thats such a cool idea smile.gif i wish i had thought about it! maybe when i graduate university smile.gif

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Kevin98497
May 23 2008, 08:29 PM
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genius idea! i think i might do that next year when i finish high school biggrin.gif i just happen to have a nevada strat lying around to be victimised smile.gif

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Nick325
May 23 2008, 08:33 PM
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cool idea uncreator

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Thats a great idea smile.gif

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Cool smile.gif

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Awesome! I hope you dont mind if I consider stealing this idea. The paint on my telecaster is beginning to wear off and I'm really thinking of just turning it into a frankenstein guitar. It's not even a "real" tele, it has a carved top, its made of basswood and has a p-90 in the neck, and the volume tone and pickup selectors are in a different configuration than either the tele custom (two hums) or normal telecasters. So I think I'll make it an all purpose frankenstein and pimp it out with some new pickups (thinking a tele bridge and some epic metal humbucker in the neck). But anyway, i'm rambling. Since the paints wearing off and I'm just now graduating too maybe thats the way to go, where do you get the stuff? And could you seal it with polyurethane or something similar?

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chmilew
May 23 2008, 09:42 PM
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Yeah that's a great idea !

How that guitar sounds now, with those Gesso's Pickups ? biggrin.gif

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nice idea

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QUOTE (JVM @ May 23 2008, 12:41 PM) *
Awesome! I hope you dont mind if I consider stealing this idea. The paint on my telecaster is beginning to wear off and I'm really thinking of just turning it into a frankenstein guitar. It's not even a "real" tele, it has a carved top, its made of basswood and has a p-90 in the neck, and the volume tone and pickup selectors are in a different configuration than either the tele custom (two hums) or normal telecasters. So I think I'll make it an all purpose frankenstein and pimp it out with some new pickups (thinking a tele bridge and some epic metal humbucker in the neck). But anyway, i'm rambling. Since the paints wearing off and I'm just now graduating too maybe thats the way to go, where do you get the stuff? And could you seal it with polyurethane or something similar?



You can get the stuff at any arts + crafts stores, Usually by the paints and acrylics. The acrylic base is the best, Takes about 3 coats to cover the guitar, and when its dones, you can by Acrylic Seal in a can that does the job perfectly, i used one called 'Crystal Clear'.

QUOTE (chmilew @ May 23 2008, 12:42 PM) *
Yeah that's a great idea !

How that guitar sounds now, with those Gesso's Pickups ? biggrin.gif


The exact same actually, I didnt let any get into the guitar, and the pickups had plastic covers, so they were already protected wink.gif

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COOL! smile.gif

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Very cool idea ! That will be a beautiful memory ...

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May 23 2008, 11:38 PM
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Looks awesome ^^
I'd have that hanging on a wall at all times tongue.gif

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Wonderful idea mate and a lovely thing to do and a great thing to remember your friends by.

Cheers,
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JVM
May 24 2008, 01:19 PM
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You sealed it after everyone signed it I assume? biggrin.gif Might have to investigate this this weekend.

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May 24 2008, 01:31 PM
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Yeah of course laugh.gif

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Scott Gentzen
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A guitar's cheapher than your yearbook?

That's a really cool idea though. I graduated a long time ago with a lot of guitarists (it was the 80's) and nobody did anything like that then.

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The Uncreator
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QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ May 24 2008, 07:00 AM) *
A guitar's cheapher than your yearbook?

That's a really cool idea though. I graduated a long time ago with a lot of guitarists (it was the 80's) and nobody did anything like that then.


Friend gave it to me last year cause he quit playing, so it was free smile.gif

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