Step 8: Finishing Touches / Final Words

Pat yourself on the back... You're now the proud owner of the most ferocious guitar in the world...


Now it's time to make up a background story. Be original!

Since I finished this I have thought about applying the process to other objects. One idea is to make a realistic looking necronomicon. Another idea is to use it as an Ipod covering. The sky is the limit!
What kind of guitar is that? I bought a project guitar that looks just like it but the logo on the neck was rubbed off. I've been trying to find out what it is for over a year now and it's driving me nuts
also its a fairly commmon build yours could be a lotus, kramer, silvertone, avalon, harmony, etc these were super popular in the early to mid 90s and similar variants continue to this day
Its a Harmony. They are pretty much only good for tearing up. they are fairly indestructible. I have dropped it, thrown it at the ground and hit a tree with it and that was before this instructable
Haven't dug it out of storage for a while but this might help. Does it the body look like its made of some sort of bondo and sawdust? And it's really heavy? Neck and headstock are painted. The one I have that is like that is labeled Kingston, made in Korea. The serial number starts with 91 and I think that might be the manufacture date. It has a slightly shorter scale, around 23 inches or so and has two single coil pickups and two pots. Any less nuts now?
it look good but the finish is some thing.........awful ,guitar is for love it not for dissgust to the view may be just the burn is awesome many people try it but you did it well just the burn out woluld be ok look anciant and not like an old skin dead thanks a nyway good process
I gotta say I think that it is beautiful in the way that its not something you see everyday. I mean don't you ever get tired of seeing the same finish on every guitar? Don't get me wrong I still get weak in the knees when I see a flame top les paul with a translucent finish. I was mainly just hoping to inspire others to think outside the box when customizing. Thank you very much for your comments and compliments.
Hi. <br>I love the way it looks kinda &quot; melted &quot;. <br>Decent ible.
If you like this guitar, you must be a metal head (I am) I'm curious as to what guitar you used. Its definitely a strat body... thats all i got.
fairly certain it was a harmony. the pickups had given up and my buddy sold it to me for $20
Nice, maybe you could unskin the pick up slots and buy new pick ups for it
here some thing ive done for example
All you need to do is learn to shoot lighting out of the neck of your guitar.
inlaying lightning shaped plexi down the neck with some leds would be awesome
No. Real lighting. That you can kill stuff with.
I know. I was just throwing out an idea for others
That would be cool. I would put it on some type of rig on the back of the neck so it could be retracted.
Tesla coil anyone?
i thought about that but the electronics required would be feedback city!
Use a spring to push it forward and a bar to pull it back and lock it.
ive always wanted to put a switchblade on the end and have a knife pop our and stab things. It would be very rammstein esc to stab a goat or something on stage.
&nbsp;i know some one who modified a swich blade so that it shoots the blade.&nbsp;<br /> you could strap some to the back of the neck and have blades shooting out of the guitar in the middle of a song in a show.<br /> it would be very death metal to stab a puppy on stage
Even metal heads love puppies...
I hate puppies. And I'm not even a metal head. I like cats more.<br />
Looks pretty good. Perhaps you could add a mole or scar here and there. <br /> <br />
Now if only there were an instructable on playing guitar with my chainsaw hand...
If you can get 3 people to second that thought I will post the instructable and I will get video of me doing it
Seconded! :OD Hail to the King, baby! ~adamvan2000
Thy will be done
I second that: Thy will be done. Why? God put us with the buffalo and the dodo. If their destinies were to be killed, Thy will be done. If you agree, join my group! I like it when people say that openly and without fear :)
Now THIS is a Pimpmobile!
Yeah, that is more pimp-tacular. I recently sold mine. Looking at a 73 Impala. <br />
how can you play metal on that thing? it would prolly piss itself when you put heavy strings on it... a hardtail bridge is almost a must with metal, espesialy when downtuneing. i myself have a 6 string thats downtuned to A, like a downtune 7 string. and 2 other 6 strings in D, and C# i think... and a single coil? for metal? blehhh... high output humbucker in there, NOW. ohh and dont put a emg 81 in there...dont be a poser... but interesting effect...im starting a business in guitar painting, this would be a cool thing. sept i cant get latex and such >_<.
The pickup is actually a seymour duncan scorcher its one of the highest output humbuckers around. Also you don't need to downtune a guitar to play metal E and D tunings work fine. You have to realize not all metal is just seeing how low you can downtune a guitar. It's really frustrating to listen to newer metal everyone just gets warlocks, flying vs, or dimebag signature guitars, puts strings thicker than their fingers, and drops it to A. Point being I like the crisp sound and low action of standard tuning and the flexibility of a whammy. To each his own, that's what's so great about music. Just be careful in judging other peoples way when you only understand your own. Thanks for the compliments.
I agree with none on that. People tell me to stop playing blues with my single coil switch on ( i have a lp tribute thats switches between humbuckers and single coils) and i dont listen. i like the way it sounds. Its awsome sauce.
I might try this on my old kramar striker but i think im gonna mod it and put scars in it and make it more of a dawn of the dead style zombie. Cool idea tho.
Cool, but I might wait until I'm a better player, but you do need a coffin case guitar.
I know. That's the first thought I had upon completion.
Tow insane minds think alike they say. Wait, or is that onions...<br />
I would love to see this same thing don, but with a face stretched into it. Like the eye holes, nostrils, and mouth/lips stretched across it.<br />
hey. nice job! join my group if you like metal.
dude! evil dead is awesome ha this is such a cool idea! good job!
What I love the most about this instructable is not the application to the guitar (although Brutal &gt;_&lt; \<sub>/), but how it shows to use the latex to achieve a skin-like covering. This same method could be used to make a mask or cover a book (a copy of the Necronomicon itself could be reproduced). I personally would have never thought of using wood stain to make an aged fleshy color. Kudos! :D</sub><br/>
Thank you very much. More applications will be posted as soon as I get them done. I really want an Ipod "skin"
Why did they resize all of my text o____O
wow. That is brutal. Now, if only I could play...
That's the beauty of it all. You don't have to be able to play with a guitar like that!
Ah, so very true!

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