Q: Why are the decals not cut to specific body shapes?
A: There are hundreds of different body shapes currently on the market, so to sell a decal that is cut for your specific body shape is not possible at this time based on cost and quantity. So, I've offered the next best thing - an easy-to-understand HOW TO guide that will walk you through the entire process and make it easy for you to get great results by applying and trimming yourself.
Q: What does it cost for a custom decal design?
A: That depends whether I'm modifying an existing design or creating something from scratch. The price is obviously higher if we're creating something from scratch. What that price is depends on how complex the design is. In order for us to give you an estimate on price, send us an email describing what you want, and if you have any images of something that can support what you're looking for - i.e., similar in look and feel, that'll help us to give you an estimate.
Most custom work starts at $200 and can go as high as $2000.
Q: How long does it take for my decal to arrive?
A: Well, that depends where you live. What I do want to stress is - we do not sell widgets; what we offer is custom guitar skins/decals that are only printed when the customer places the order. Before a decal can be printed, we have to place the design into a template for that guitar shape to make sure everything lines up and works perfectly. Once we determine everything's good to go, we send the design to the printer. However, to keep prices low, at least 10 decals all have to be printed at once to reduce vinyl waste and to reduce cost. So, typically, a decal doesn't get printed for at least 3-5 days. Once it's printed, it gets shipped back to us. From there, we print your shipping label and it's then shipped off to you. The whole process can be anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks or more - depending where you live. If you're not good with waiting, you can always see if there's someone else who can offer what we do... but, we highly doubt it.
Q: I have a design I created that I want you to make into a decal for me. What will it cost?
A: You can take your design and go to any printing house and have them turn it into a decal for you. That's what we do. We don't print them ourself. We have a company that does it for us. If you've already got your design, then you don't need us.
Q: Can clear coat be put over the decals?
A: Of course! That's what I highly recommend. The HOW TO guide will take you through all of the steps you need to know in order to apply the decal and trim. As for the clearcoating and the finishing steps, we recommend the PAINT YOUR OWN GUITAR book series to show you how to do that to get awesome results.
Q: Do I have to clear coat over the decals?
A: Not at all. You can apply and just leave them. There's a protective coating that's on the decals, however, it's still easy to ding them and to wear them down by rubbing your arm on them, so just be aware of that. Putting a clear coat over top is recommended.
Q: Can I get a logo on the headstock piece?
A: Yes - not a problem. We'll include that for an additonal $10.00. If you already have a logo you want to use, that can be used, too. There's still a $10.00 charge for that as we have to go in and modify the headstock file for you.
Q: Where did you get the flamed maple pattern? Is it a photograph?
A: Nope - it's not a photograph. We recreate all patterns and designs ourselves. The flamed maple decals are derived from one of the BEST flamed maple finishes we've ever seen. After many hours,we were able to recreate the flame pattern and get it as close as possible. In many ways, it's as good as any flamed top you'll see.
Q: If I buy a top and bottom decal, are they the same or different?
A: The decals are rectangular with room on them to move and rotate as you want. So, it's really up to you whether you want the bottom to look the same as the top. It doesn't have to if you don't want it to.
Q: I love your designs but I'm afraid I won't be able to do this myself. Can you do it for me?
A: We're looking into hiring someone that can run an INZANE production department so we can offer that service.