1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Trying to value custom finish value

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Cy_Miles, Jul 27, 2012.


  1. Cy_Miles

    Cy_Miles

    Feb 3, 2005
    I've done a couple paisley paint jobs on one bass and one guitar body of my own. A bandmate wants me to do a similar paint job for him. I am not set up to spray professionally by any means, and I'll give him a sweetheart deal, but I am curious what would you expect to pay if you went to a pro shop for a similar finish. Any ideas of what it would be worth?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Cy_Miles

    Cy_Miles

    Feb 3, 2005
    Bump.

    Anyone care to chime in what you would pay to have this done?

    How much would it add to the value of a custom guitar v.s. a plain paint job?

    And again, it doesn't have to be paisley. This was made using a paisley dress, but it could from most any cloth, or it could be any pattern you can print out.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Cy_Miles

    Cy_Miles

    Feb 3, 2005
    120 views and no opinions?
    you guys suck.
     
  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars

    OK

    I wouldn't pay to have that done at all.

    It would only add value if the buyer of the bass liked the finish. If not it would devalue the bass.
     

Share This Page