Brandon’s 5150 Guitar Project

I just wanted to share this with you all. Even though I am not at all musically inclined, I totally dig this type of stuff. Anytime someone takes something ordinary and makes it their own, I'll stand up and take notice.  On the first guitar, Brandon and I figured out everything you shouldn't do when painting your guitar. With those lessons learned, Brandon found some more appropriate spray paint and did his 2nd guitar. It's worth noting that the only involvement I had with this one was final buffing, some electrical troubleshooting, and some moral support.

Over the course of 3 weeks he managed to turn this:

into this:

 

If you want to read more about how he got this done, he blogged the progress.  Here are some links for your enjoyment:
How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Guitar Project Day 1
How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Guitar Project Day 6
How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Guitar Project Day 7
How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Project Day 10
How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Project Day 11
How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Project Day 15
How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Project Day 16
How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Project Day 18
How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Project Final

I hope you enjoyed this break from my "normal" posting topics.  Please give him some feedback if you enjoyed his project.

  • dave

    hey great job on the guitar, i’m starting to do 1 myself, but i’m having a really hard time finding thin enough painters tape for the stripes. i cant find 3mm anywhere, any thoughts?

    i live in canada, if that helps,

    thanks