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    Who has made or commissioned a custom headstock logo? I’ve got a couple of warmoth guitars that would look better with a headstock logo but I don’t want to make them fake Fenders or Jacksons. Has anyone done something other than a screen printed waterslide? Let see them!
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    I've seen them on Squeebay and Treeverb.
    aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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    • #3
      Printer onto paper

      packing tape over print

      Trim

      Soak in WARM water

      Rub gently to remove paper

      Wet headstock face

      Slide into place

      Dab dry with towel

      EHD
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      • #4
        I use the metallic Warmoth logos on mine. I use a silver on my Strat and a black one on my current Velocity.
        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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        • #5
          There are places that make custom metal badges for cases and/or amps.
          Usually they're engraved/painted on a plate, but somebody might cut you a script type logo.
          Especially if you ordered a few of 'em.
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          • #6
            I found this online, this is kind of what I am thinking.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
              Printer onto paper

              That's interesting! I have seen the adhesive on some packing tapes degrade printer ink. UV exposure is another potential concern, but putting a proper finish over the decal would probably help significantly.

              OP, I wish I knew of a place to get custom metal logos made. I've been in love with them since I got my first '80s Ibanez Maxxas. I'd love to get a custom one for my guitars, so let me know if you figure something out!

              I imagine they were stamped traditionally. Laser cutting is another option, but chroming the fine parts afterward would be my concern. I'm sure it can be done.

              Perhaps reach out to Warmoth and inquire about who makes their metal decals for them?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Masta' C View Post
                OP, I wish I knew of a place to get custom metal logos made. I've been in love with them since I got my first '80s Ibanez Maxxas. I'd love to get a custom one for my guitars, so let me know if you figure something out!

                I imagine they were stamped traditionally. Laser cutting is another option, but chroming the fine parts afterward would be my concern. I'm sure it can be done.

                Perhaps reach out to Warmoth and inquire about who makes their metal decals for them?
                That’s a good idea. I figure a custom one would be laser cut from a sheet of brass or stainless steel.
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                • #9
                  Seems like a foil would work
                  EHD
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                  RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                  SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                  Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                  Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                  Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                  Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                  GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                  • #10
                    Yah, good call Ehdwuld.

                    If the 3D aspect isn't crucial, plenty of eBay sellers can produce a custom foil logo.
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                    • #11
                      Would you do your signature or something else?
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                      • #12
                        It's hard to tell in pics, this is a brushed metal vinyl decal that my wife made. It looks and reacts to light like brushed aluminum.

                        I'm sure she'd be willing to make something for you if you want. We can see how it turns out and if you like it or not. Just let me know. She does all kinds of design stuff for different things.
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                        '07 Squier Affinity Strat: JB/A2, stock middle, DP401 neck
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                        • #13
                          That's really clean!

                          Regular chrome vinyl might be a good option!

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                          • #14
                            Make a tape stencil
                            use chrome spray paint
                            EHD
                            Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                            RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                            SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                            Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                            Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                            Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                            Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                            GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                              Here's a slightly better pic

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                              "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough" -Mario Andretti

                              '07 Epiphone Les Paul plus top: Custom, APH2N(Slash)
                              '03 Jackson RR5: Super Distortion ,Jazz
                              '03 Warmoth Explorer build: Distortion, 59/A2
                              '07 Squier Affinity Strat: JB/A2, stock middle, DP401 neck
                              '05 Epiphone '58 Korina Explorer: Custom, Jazz
                              '16 Epiphone ES-339 P90 Pro: stock
                              '17 Epiphone Les Paul plus top Pro: Slash set

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