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Old 07-19-2019, 07:03 PM
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Default Protecting an autograph on a Steinberger bass

A buddy of mine was asking me about this - he has one of the original Steinbergers from the 80's and he was able to get the bass player from King's X to sign it. He'd like to find a way to protect it as he plays it often.

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Old 07-19-2019, 08:43 PM
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Do not do it yourself, seek a professional, and if they say no, then do not do it at all, typically instruments are signed with a texta or permanent marker, they were not cleaned and prepped properly.

The signature can and most likely will dissolve, run, or float of in the paint

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Old 07-20-2019, 05:46 AM
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I should also add that the face plate on the guitar is plastic, not graphite (which I thought it was)
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Here's how I did a similar job a dozen years ago on a polyester-finished guitar top:

Protecting a Celebrity Signature

It turned out well, but was a LOT of work!




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Old 07-20-2019, 12:30 PM
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Thanks Frank - I take your word as the gospel (and have for many years)
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Its a super risky thing to do and if I was you, only trust someone who has done it before.

I have seen some horror stories come though my shop, where i had to restore signatures from someone else's attempt.

One of the finished ones i have done, it really is a lot of work with a lot of risks involved



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Old 07-21-2019, 12:00 PM
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This type of fix would certainly be done by a pro.
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