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Nice 'n' Simple

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Phoenix, AZ, Arizona
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Guitar Makeover. An easy way to make your guitar the one everyone wants to play!

After hours of fruitless searching for a tutorial on how to make my guitar "fancy" I decided to just give it go. If you are worried that doing this might make your guitar sound funny, you need not, my guitar actually sounded BETTER after I did this :)



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    I don't have any pictures of the actual process of making the guitar, and I am not so dandy on photoshop so this will be a pretty much photoless project. I hope my descriptions make it clear enough that you are still able to do it :)

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    First you will need to prep the guitar by removing the strap (if you have one), all of the strings, and sanding the entire thing down. Once you are done sanding you will need to wipe all of the dust off of the guitar, this is where the paper towels come in. Take a dry paper towel and use it just like you would a duster. Then you will need to use painter's tape to cover the hole, the pick guard, and the neck. Once this step is complete you may move onto step number two...

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    Yay, you have arrived at step two! Anywhooser lets get on with it!

    Now you are going to make use of the paper you have selected (plus also the glue). You will need to cut the paper into a smaller pieces so that they do not wrinkle. Once you are done with that cover a part of the guitar the same size as your paper (that you should have cut down) in glue, then place the paper over the glue. Repeat over the whole topside of the guitar.

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    Congrats you have made it to three without the assistance of pictures!

    Once the paper on the topside is glued down cover the whole thing with Mod Podge to seal the paper and such. Now wait for the Mod Podge to dry. Now that you have finished with the topside you are ready to move onto the back and the sides, and lucky for you this will take forever!

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    Now that the whole guitar is covered and dry you (optionally) can spray it with polyurethane coating to make it nice and shiny :) And that is the end of my tutorial please vote!

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