Dress Up Your Musical Instrument at This Grand Junction Shop
Do you want to turn your musical instrument into a work of art? Can you believe you can have this done in Grand Junction? Check out the video above.
It's really none of my business, but should that guy be dipping his bare hands into those chemicals? Personally, I like to wear a spacesuit anytime I deal with any kind of industrial chemical.
Thanks to Dwight and the crew at Grand Junction's Back Porch Music for sharing this video. The work on this guitar body is being performed by Nardiam Kustoms Hydrographics. Their products include items like drink tumblers and "Kustom" ammo boxes. According to their official webpage:
We offer hydrodipping in Grand Junction, CO and do kustom work to meet your needs. All our work is guaranteed. If we wouldn't buy it, we wouldn't sell it you.
How does this process work? According to Wikipedia:
A polyvinyl alcohol hydrographic film, which has been gravure-printed with the graphic image to be transferred, is carefully placed on the water's surface in the dipping tank. The clear film is water-soluble, and dissolves after applying an activator solution. Once dipping is begun, the surface tension of the water will allow the pattern to curve around any shape. Any remaining residue is then rinsed off thoroughly. The ink has already adhered and will not wash off. It is then allowed to dry.
Okay, that clears up everything. No, maybe it doesn't. Regardless of how it works, it is ultimately very cool.
I tend to be a purist at heart, so I like my guitars with a natural finish. If my personality were a bit more outgoing, it is likely I would pursue an option such as this. I'm a "shop local" kind of guy, so the guitar would be purchased here in town, and then taken to Nardiam Kustoms Hydrographics.
This is cool stuff, guys. I'm glad the crew at the music store shared this video via their Facebook page. Kudos to the crew at Nardiam Kustoms Hydrographics for offering this amazing service.