Paint Job on the FG-422 OBB

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by sararose, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. sararose

    sararose w3rd.

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    So I've had this for about 7 years now and I've always wanted to paint something on the back, since it's a gorgeous dark blue. ((pics here: Well I know I've always wanted to do something with wolves ((HUGE wolf fanatic)) and I've decided on two designs:

    ((all these images are just photoshoped together))
    1st Design: I found this image on google search one day looking for a new desktop image, and I would LOVE to paint it on the back of the guitar.


    2nd Design: This is NOT my art, it's by one of my FAVORITE wolf artists of all time, Heather "Kyoht" Baeder: I know it's a coyote not a wolf, but I would basically design something very similar to this. I'm in love with this piece and the sands in which it's blowing.


    Here's the big question, though; what exactly are you supposed to paint on the back of a finished guitar?? I'm an oil painter at heart, but have also had years of experience with gouche and arcylics. But I've never painted on anything other then canvas :eek: Any ideas?
  2. Josh

    Josh Guest

    I love the first one. :agreed:
  3. Digital Black

    Digital Black Regular

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    May 25, 2004
    Cleveland , Ohio
    Nice choices!.. I would imagne you could scuff up the back with a light sandpaper. Then paint your design with whatever. Then have a clearcoat of some kind applied to seal it in. But I think clearcoat needs to have a smooth surface(?).

    I had a marsahll JCM2000 TSL painted red with some white phantoms. I've since sold that amp. I also have a strat project in which I painted the body white with red pearl coat.
  4. Chris

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