Last week I talked about a new DVD I had picked up which teaches the basics on how to airbrush stunning designs onto your lefty guitar. But what if you don’t have any artistic talent and just want to inexpensively and effectively transform the appearance of your guitar? A custom designed full-body vinyl decal kit could be the solution for you! This week I tried my hand at applying one myself – with great results!
Full body vinyl decal kits are a fantastic way of completely changing your guitar’s appearance without breaking the bank. Various different designs are available online, but one of the most popular has got to be the Zakk Wylde Bullseye graphic – and this is the one I have opted for. After all, it’s not often you see a left handed guitar with a bullseye paintjob!
The particular decal I got was bought from Triple S Signs here in Scotland through their eBay Store. They don’t currently have any decals listed but if you shoot them an email they will be able to accommodate your needs, just make sure to ask for a left handed one! The price is £9.95 + £2.95 P&P and the decal can be printed in any color you would like – I was advised to get the black as they thought it would accentuate the flame finish on my guitar.
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The decal comes as one large vinyl sticker but only the stripes are the actual decal, the rest is simply the two protective layers. In the image to the right only the black stripes are the actual parts that will be applied to the guitar. So you will need to take into account which color will be the best match for your particular guitar when ordering.
Preparation[singlepic id=74 w=180 h=180 float=]
I decided to individually cut out each section so that I could more easily alter each piece to fit my particular guitar. As you can see, some of the stripes overlapped certain parts of the guitar and it was therefore necessary to trim some areas to fit. I also decided to remove all of the guitar’s hardware to aid in positioning each section.