Suhr Neon Drip Finish: who could do it ?

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I am considering making my own version of the Suhr neon drip finish on a super strat as I'd rather have the traditional strat body than the suhr. 

However, the neon drip finish looks really quite skilled to do well (watched a few youtube videos) my obvious first call will be to @lamf68 as his work is the best I've seen, but it looks a complex task to do well. Any one tried it, done a good/bad job ?
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 11435
    I dropped in to see what the finish looks like. No pix :(
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 2134
    So... it’s a swirl without the swirl?

    I did them for a while but that was years ago. TBH, by the time you’ve bought the materials, done a few test runs, prepped the guitar, dipped, cleared and finished the guitar you’d be looking at £££££. 

    I chatted to Al (outofthisswirled) about this recently and we pretty much agreed it’s not worth the money anymore. He stopped doing them a long time ago.

    The one I video’d was a Chapman ML1 and tbh it didn’t come out how I wanted it to and that’s down to the random nature of the process. You could do 4-5 test runs and be really happy with the finish then the actual guitar comes out shockingly bad.

    https://youtu.be/O6mzXH2naDk
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  • darcymdarcym Frets: 1068
    your video'd example actually turned out quite nice. 
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 2134
    darcym said:
    your video'd example actually turned out quite nice. 
    Ha, really? I suppose that’s the problem with it though... one chance and that’s it. Well, you can strip it and start again but it’s an awful ballache
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  • darcymdarcym Frets: 1068
    lonestar said:
    darcym said:
    your video'd example actually turned out quite nice. 
    Ha, really? I suppose that’s the problem with it though... one chance and that’s it. Well, you can strip it and start again but it’s an awful ballache
    thought it looked pretty cool actually. 
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  • ThorpyFXThorpyFX Frets: 4346
    darcym said:
    lonestar said:
    darcym said:
    your video'd example actually turned out quite nice. 
    Ha, really? I suppose that’s the problem with it though... one chance and that’s it. Well, you can strip it and start again but it’s an awful ballache
    thought it looked pretty cool actually. 
    yeah, me too
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 5683
    Ignore the content for sake of forum peace, but this is a classy swirl job on this Schecter - love the way you can see the natural flame maple top still.

    https://youtu.be/_FV50xqZ7Ic
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 2134
    This was my Jackson DK2 swirl from a few years back. I got it from Richtone. Nice guitar and a decent swirl job from the factory 

    https://i.imgur.com/crkJQEK.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/P3i1zPu.jpg

    Notice how th black swirl fades towards the horns. It’s a clear sign they didn’t use enough paint or didn’t have a large enough surface area to allow the paint to spread 
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  • This looks awesome


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  • darcymdarcym Frets: 1068
    This looks awesome


    indeed it does, but it appears there is a lack of people doing it at the moment.
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  • keithfkeithf Frets: 229

    https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=richard fay swirls uk

    I believe he's going to be taking on commissions shortly.


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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 2134
    darcym said:
    This looks awesome


    indeed it does, but it appears there is a lack of people doing it at the moment.
    At the price people want to pay there’s little money in it. I’ve spoekn to a few other guys who were thinking about offering it as an option and charging no less than £450-500 a time. It’s extremely niche too. 

    Theyre awesome to look at the chances of owning a swirl as your first, second or third choice of guitar is fairly remote 
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  • darcymdarcym Frets: 1068
    lonestar said:
    darcym said:
    This looks awesome


    indeed it does, but it appears there is a lack of people doing it at the moment.
    At the price people want to pay there’s little money in it. I’ve spoekn to a few other guys who were thinking about offering it as an option and charging no less than £450-500 a time. It’s extremely niche too. 

    Theyre awesome to look at the chances of owning a swirl as your first, second or third choice of guitar is fairly remote 
    I can understand why it's in short demand and limited offerings due to the effort that I can see goes into the prep (just from reading up on it).

    I'll find someone in the end, I'm in no rush, it's just going to be a very rarely used guitar and I really like the surh but the body shape - I'd much rather have a more traditional super strat shape.
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  • lamf68lamf68 Frets: 723
    Matt, i'll knock one of them out for you mate no sweat...pm on the way
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