Git Pimped

posted Mar 2, 2012, 10:03 AM by Jeremy Fowler-Lindemulder   [ updated Mar 2, 2012, 10:23 AM ]

There, it's pimped... Although I'm still waiting on a cheap gold capo, a pick holder and a little black head stock tuner, cosmetically, it's finished. I bought a bag for a baritone ukulele that it just squeezes into, and now it's being painted to go along with the design.

I started with a cheap children's guitar that was painted to look like a strawberry. Then I added the paint job and some accouterments like a black nut, and a piezo pick up with tone and volume control under a new black saddle. these were very inexpensive through ebay.

I wove it its own strap and found some jewelry pieces to make a rosette and added a lion themed decorative element both to the ends of the strap and the face.

I took those silly dot stickers out of the center of the frets, and inset some gold findings along the edge of the neck to take their place, and I glued some celtic knot work notion on the head stock. A little liquid leafing on exposed silver areas turns them gold.

It still plays like a $20 dollar guitar, but it looks good for faire. And, as Karen pointed out the first time I played one of these out of the box... There really is a lot of musician in the music, and less instrument than one would expect. I can make it sound good.