Mini EVH Frankenstrat Guitar!

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Introduction: Mini EVH Frankenstrat Guitar!

About: A Bay Area native interested in electronics, mechanics, and robotics, and automobiles. Formerly the electronics captain of Team 100 in the FIRST Robotics Competition, I now study Mechanical Engineering at U...

This project started out when my friend gave me his old kiddie guitar because he didn't have the time or desire to fix it.  As soon as I got it, I disassembled it completely, then sanded off the original red color and went to work painting it in true Eddie Van Halen fashion.  With some patience and a steady masking hand, I was able to reasonably replicate the design on Eddie's guitar.  Ironically, this guitar sounds horrible and its small size makes it nearly unplayable, but it makes a nice wall ornament and conversation piece :)

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    I love how you screwed the quarter in
    What size pilot hole did you drill into the quarter?

    Holy hell, I didn't realize how small that thing is!

    Good gob though, maybe someday you can do it on another (real) guitar.

    I just did a similar treatment on a table.
    I did mine the same way that you did with the black stripes being the that last step. The only complaint I have about mine is that when I look closely at the black stripes you can see little lines where the white stripes run underneath the black. When I do this again what I'm going to go is to do the black stripes first. I'll first paint my piece black. I'll then mask off the black stripes. then I'll paint the piece white and mask off the white stripes (without removing the black stripes masking tape). I'll then paint red as the final step. This way when you remove the masking tape every stripe will be smooth and it simplifies the masking process.