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Trying to value custom finish value

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

  1. 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?

  2. Cy_Miles


    Feb 3, 2005

    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.

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  3. 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


    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.

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