Help Me Design my ZOMBIE GUITAR!!! (56k = Braaaaiiiiins)
So I've decided to take a black HSS Strat and make it a "zombie" guitar. I want it to look like a zombie and sound like a GOD!! I've got a mockup and lots of little ideas and brainstorms written down, but I'd like some help from you guys. The more ideas the better!
So now that you're looking at the very first mockup, I've kind of gone with a worn Strat as the base look (Plastic will be much dirtier and the body will have more wood showing), with some blood splatters and masking tape "bandages" over top.
I'd like to do more, make it more theatrical looking, despite it looking badass already. I don't want to paint really fine details, and I don't want to cut any wood away, but still want to be able to do more to it like somehow add some ribs showing in it or something neat like that. Just an idea.
Dude I think the pickguard looks too clean, maybe get a custom one made and 'dirty' it somehow? An aged brass one would look killer, but you could try something else.
You should purposefully put some cracks in the pickguard. Maybe some to the body too. Make it look like you got the Zombie Kill of the Week with your guitar.
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate.
And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it. - Jack Handey
I personally would go with one of the worn LTD Strats. It would be cheaper than an MIM standard and a lot of the relic'ing would already be done for you. Also you could get a Floyd. A Zombie guitar needs a Floyd
Hollow out some of the body (maybe just get a chambered body), fill it with ketchup packets and blast it with a shotgun.
If you want blood, you got it.
Seriously though? Why not get some Bare Knuckles with Battle-Worn covers (whatever they're called - or just anything knackered looking would do) for an even dirtier, nastier look? And definitely do some bandages around the horns etc, try and find a way of making them permanently stay on.
scrratch the pick guard put dirt finger prints whatever .
then lacquer it with matte lacquer. and if you want ribs in take it to a tattoo shop that does good black and grey portraits have them paint the guitar, trust me tattoo artist's are badass for that kinda stuff, logos
band covers, skateboards even. guy in my town designed some "ZeRo" boards. ive seen portraits of chuck norris the size of a dime photorealistic. find a good tattoo guy, or have them draw it(like 50 bucks) then take it to a decal shop or something.
also at the risk of sounding girly. do whatever blood on the tuners or whatever with whatever then use nail polish lacquer(clear coat Cheap effective!) and itll will last forever as long as your not dumping acetone on your guitar. you can also do this to chrome plated brass rings and such and it wont wear down.