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Guitar wraps?

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  1. flyinguitars

    flyinguitars Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    Have any of you tried these? I'm thinking about getting one for a Jackson dinky that i have.
    Thanks!
     
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    RCM 800 Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine did his LTD with one when he got hired as a sideman for an album and national and european tour. It held up well and is still on the guitar 9 years later last time I saw him.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    Vinsanitizer . Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    What can I say: one decade we're checkin' bodies and headstocks for vibration, next decade we're pickin' out new collophanes for our guitars. :D
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    A friend of mine did it, but he was not overly patient with it, so there were air bubbles, wrinkles in it. To me, it looked bad; but that was no fault of the product. I would consider it myself.
     
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    Vinsanitizer . Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Best to get them done by a professional luthier.
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  7. flyinguitars

    flyinguitars Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.....I'm probably going to give it a try. My wife and kids gave me a really nice playing jackson for Christmas in an attempt to replace an old mid 80s jackson that was destroyed in a sound truck accident years ago. The one that was destroyed was a purple sunburst and was really cool looking. The new one is a flat purple/pink but is more pink and just doesn't look right...lol...(actually they are the ones who said its not very cool looking...lol)
    So, my band starts playing out again next month and id like to use it out and am thinking about some pattern like Warren Dimartini's snake skin guitar or something similar.
    Ive have tons of experience installing motocross bike vinyl graphics so i think i have a good chance of pulling a vinyl guitar wrap off....but I've never seen one in person and don't know what to expect. Figured id check here first.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    Vinsanitizer . Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    You destroyed a Jackson guitar in a sound track accident? Sheesh, that musta been one heavy sound track!
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    If you have done vinyl, I would expect you to have no issues. I have experience with vehicle graphics, so I am confident I could do it (wish my buddy would have asked me to do his; but he thought it looked easy enough.
     
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    JeffMcLeod Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Guitar wraps?

    Er...what kind of meat do they have in them? :shrug:
     
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    Vinsanitizer . Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    FACT:
    Guitar shrink wrapping was originally developed to tame guitars that had too much tone.
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I think the lasting memory of none of you thinking it's cool looking is a lot cooler than what any kind of wrap might bring about.
     
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    I highly advise against this, the vinyl suffocates the wood leading to improper climatizing of the tone wood. It will dampen the body's resonance and trap moisture in the wood. Vinyl may sound great to those hipster record collectors but your guitar will no longer sound hip. The tone compramise of a vinyl wrapped guitar is just not worth it. Look at SRV or Rory, their guitars were beat to sh*t but sounded incredible. Leave the vinyl wrapping to the 20 year olds with WRXs and the turntables.... If you cherish tone, if you even think you can obtain tone then just don't, nothing worse than a vinyl castrated guitar, the mids will be so dark you'll get lost in the mix, goodbye to any bell like chime as the deep complex harmonics become lost. You'll never have the full deep, natural earthy organic tone with those bright highlights of natural wood. You will lose all 3D character to your tone and timbre and have pallet of dark and depressing colors, for the love of God think about the TONE! THE TONE!

    THE TONE1!1!!













    Lol jk
    I've seen some amazing wrapped cars and never once thought to apply it to a guitar... Hmm that's actually an awesome idea.
     
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    Lol! Whats next plastic amp cover like you have on your furniture and floors?? Lol
     
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    Maggot Brain Well-Known Member

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    Vinyl wrapped necks would be kewl, long as it doesn't affect THE TONE.

    I can imagine if done as cleanly as on the cars you could create some really unique amazing looking guitars.... Hmmm here's a new buisness angle. Guitar wrapping, you could wrap the neck, pickgaurd/pickup covers and the body all something different and unique and come up with some real stunning pieces of art.

    Now I wanna see what can be done.
     
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  18. flyinguitars

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    Here is the victim:
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    Looks like the average price of a wrap is around $50-60 depending on where you buy and which design.
     
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    Dude have Mike Learn do a paint job on it. He’s done tons of Jackson’s for NAMM and lots of stars guitars.
    Quick Google search will bring him up, or Facebook.
     
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