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How To Decorate Your Guitar

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Written by Sa Bal

Do you miss playing your guitar? Have you stopped playing it and is it just sitting there in the corner of your room looking sad? Well then, this is the perfect time to give your guitar a new look so that you get the motivation to start playing it again.

Here are some guitar decoration ideas you can use to decorate your guitar:

Fret Inlay Stickers

If your guitar does not have inlays, you can revamp it by getting custom guitar inlay stickers and use them to decorate your guitar. If you get the thin fretboard inlay stickers, no one will be able to tell the difference, and you will be able to enjoy the new look of your guitar. They are not very costly and come in several designs. Look up different inlay stickers and decide on a design that looks the most aesthetically pleasing. A dull fretboard might not appeal much to you, so adding fret inlay stickers is one of the best guitar decoration ideas.

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Acoustic Electric Tree of Life Music Guitar Bass DIY Neck Fretboard/Fret Inlay Sticker/Stikers Silver Thin
Acoustic Electric Tree of Life Music Guitar Bass DIY Neck Fretboard/Fret Inlay Sticker/Stikers Silver Thin
Easy to install and remove quickly at any time.; Make your guitar looks more beautiful and eye-catching.
$4.99

Pick Guards

You do not need an acoustic guitar to use a pickguard.  You can even use it on your electric guitar. They give your guitar an instant boost of aesthetic, and it also protects the overall finish of your guitar. A pickguard also protects your guitar from scratches that might happen because of the guitar pick. You can look online for different kinds and patterns of pickguards to put on your guitar. That can include different colors that will go in contrast with your guitar. If you do not want printed ones, you can also go for clear pickguards. These self-guards are self-adhesive, and you will not need any glue to stick them on.

Healingshield Premium Acoustic Guitar Pickguard Style Type Clear Glossy
Healingshield Premium Acoustic Guitar Pickguard Style Type Clear Glossy
Style Design Clear Glossy Surface Pickguard; Scratch Resistant Coating, Anti Dust, Anti Fingerprint
$14.39

Tuner Customization

If your guitar’s tuners are not in good shape, you can always customize them according to your liking. Your old tuning pegs might have caught rust or just don’t look that good. You can always replace them with many interesting designs and colors. They are not a very costly addition to your guitar’s customization and will look amazing with the other customizations you choose. The most commonly used tuning pegs are silver ones as they stand out.

They are also exceptionally easy to install. All you need is a screwdriver, and you can easily make the changes you want. It is best if you invest in high-quality pegs so that they last you for a longer time. Otherwise, they might fall off.

Musiclily 3+3 Guitar Semi-closed Tuners 3R3L String Tuning Pegs Keys Machine Heads Set for Epiphone Les Paul Style Electric Guitar or Acoustic Guitar Replacement, Chrome
Musiclily 3+3 Guitar Semi-closed Tuners 3R3L String Tuning Pegs Keys Machine Heads Set for Epiphone Les Paul Style Electric Guitar or Acoustic Guitar Replacement, Chrome
Semi sealed style tuning machines for Acoustic Guitar or Electric Guitar; Fit for 6mm peg hole, ideal for upgrading your inexpensive instruments
$10.88

Guitar Stickers

If you are feeling creative, you can find the best guitar stickers and use them on any part of your guitar. You can combine two of your passions and use stickers of something you like on your guitar. There are multiple places you can put your stickers on, such as the headstock, the bridge of the guitar, and the body. If you do not want to go for premade guitar stickers, you can take it one step ahead and get them customized the way you want. You can get any animated characters printed, or you can also get a sticker of your initials. This will help you personalize your guitar and give it the aesthetic look you want.

Guitar stickers are among the most popular guitar decoration ideas. Needless to say, you have a lot of creative freedom to go with whatever kind of stickers you like.

Draw On Them

If you want a completely personalized guitar, then there is nothing better than drawing on it on your own. If you are good at drawing, you can take a pencil and make a loose drawing on the guitar to follow up with a sharpie. If you have not used your guitar in a long while, you might have to sand the surface first to smoothly draw on them and then cover the drawing with a sharpie. Make sure you choose colors in a way that your drawings are visible.

You can draw all sorts of patterns such as vines, geometric shapes, and flowers. You are the artist, and you can design any drawing you want on your guitar.

Sharpie S-Note Creative Markers, Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Chisel Tip, 24 Count
Sharpie S-Note Creative Markers, Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Chisel Tip, 24 Count
Versatile creative markers, double as highlighters; Perfect for taking notes, underlining, highlighting, drawing and more
$16.30

Paint Me A Mural

Your guitar may be a way of self-expression. You can alleviate your self-expression by painting on your guitar to make it look more personalized. There are several things you can paint on your guitar, like using vibrant colors so that the painting stands out and looks aesthetically pleasing. Rust-Oleum enamel spray paints are the most commonly used paints for guitars. They are easy to use and dry quickly.

Rust-Oleum 7798830-6PK Stops Rust Spray Paint, 12 Oz, Semi-Gloss Black, 6 Pack
Rust-Oleum 7798830-6PK Stops Rust Spray Paint, 12 Oz, Semi-Gloss Black, 6 Pack
Oil-based formula provides a durable protective coating with excellent rust prevention; Dries to touch in 2-4 hours and covers up to 15 sq. ft
$39.99

Strap Up

To further accent the look of your guitar, you can add a strap that is fashionable and fits your aesthetic. It is not really a customization to your guitar itself, but it works as an accessory. You can get all sorts of guitar straps to make your guitar look more rustic. It may also help you hold on to the guitar while you play.

It is important to make sure that you buy high-quality straps, so they don’t just look good but are also highly functional. It is best to choose a color that contrasts your guitar and does not look awkward.

Ernie Ball Royal Orleans Silver Jacquard Guitar Strap (P04150)
Ernie Ball Royal Orleans Silver Jacquard Guitar Strap (P04150)
Silver Orleans design.; Adjustable length from 41 to 72 inches.; Machine-stitched leather ends.
$19.99

Lettering

Last but not least, you can make your guitar your own, by lettering it. Many rock stars always hold sentiments with their guitars, and they often add their initials to their guitars. If you want to customize it, you may letter it using a marker, or if you want it to look vibrant, you can even use a marker to make it prominent. Besides initials, you can also add quotes to your guitar. Think of the quote you like the most and add that to your guitar.

In Conclusion

Playing the guitar is a wonderful hobby, don’t let it go! Revive your guitar with these guitar decoration ideas, and soon enough, your hands will yearn to play at those strings!

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