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Custom Text Waterslide Decal

* 1) Enter Your Line of Custom Text Here:

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Stock Details

Product Description


  • Opaque inks show up on all colour headstocks.
  • Gold and silver are truly metallic.
  • Ultra-thin decal material meams the edge quickly vanishes when lacquered over.
  • Clear decal material means no cloudy backing.
  • Compatible with most spray lacquers including nitrocellulose.
  • Full application instructions included.

How To Order

To order, please use the form above to tell us what you'd like your decal to say, which font and what colour(s) you'd like it in. These decals are single line, so whatever you put in 4) Enter Your Custom Text will be printed on one line in your chosen font and colours.


  • Decals can only be applied to smooth, non-porous, non-oily surfaces.
  • A lacquered or painted guitar headstock is ideal.
  • Use a spray-on lacquer to seal the decal in.
  • Decals cannot be applied to oiled surfaces.
  • Decals cannot be applied to waxed surfaces.
  • Decals cannot be applied to bare wood.


The sizes given above are maximums. Each font varies in height, width and proportion. For your selected size we will make the logo as large as possible within the constraints of the width x height size selected.

To help you decide upon the appropriate size decal for your project download and print our handy size guide: Printable Size Guide.

Please ensure you have checked that the size selected will fit your available space before ordering. We will make the text fit within the selected size.

Application Instructions

With every waterslide decal purchase we include a sheet of comprehensive waterslide decal application instructions that are also downloadable here.


These are CUSTOM decals. Text will be printed in the fonts shown. Your requested design should not contain any trademarks or copyrighted designs unless you are the rights owner or have their express consent to use such marks. By ordering you agree to these terms.

Basic Application Instructions

  1. Sand your lacquered headstock to 600 grit.
  2. Cut the decal to a 'smooth pebble' shape - a precise outline is unnecessary.
  3. Soak for a couple of seconds in water, then apply to headstock.
  4. Smooth out and dry with tissue paper, then leave overnight to fully adhere.
  5. Spray over with some clear lacquer.
  6. Polish the headstock for a professional finish. Our Complete Polishing Kit is ideal for this and contains everything you need for hand polishing lacquers to a high gloss.

Product Videos

How To Apply Waterslide Guitar Headstock Decals 05:23

Full video guide on how to apply our custom waterslide guitar headstock decals. Decal supplied by www.CustomLuthierSupply.com 0:12 Unpacking 1:24 Trimming 2:16 Positioning 2:30 Applying 3:20 Smoothing

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Product Reviews

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  1. Excellent!!

    Posted by Chuck on 7th Nov 2017

    I have ordered several of these & have been very pleased with the results

  2. Makes my hand built ukulele look professionally built

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Oct 2017

    The graphics are crisp and bold and the gold color really pops on the headstock of my electric uke. When I show my instrument to family and friends, the logo on the head is one of the first things people notice. The thin film makes it a little tricky to work with but on the other hand it makes it easier to remove the "step" in the finish. Thanks for a great product! I have a new project on the bench and I will be needing some new decals to finish it off.

  3. A delicate operation

    Posted by Trevor Williams on 16th Oct 2017

    Excellent quality product, but one does need a delicate touch!

  4. Pro quality custom decals

    Posted by Gerry on 19th Sep 2017

    I'm a very happy repeat customer. The guitar headstock decals are excellent quality. Delivery to Canada is quick and reasonably priced as well. Really, no complaints here.

  5. Highly recommend !!

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Sep 2017

    Worked and looks great. Follow their directions and you'll have no issues. This was my first attempt with a waterslide headstock logo and watched a lot of youtube videos. I sanded to 1500 grit and then used a polishing compound so no orange would show through. Sprayed four light coats of lacquer and then sanded lightly with 1500 again to bring the bump down. Spray one or two more coats and sand/repeat until there's no outline showing. Perfect !!!

    Don't bother buying the paper and trying to make your own. For the quality and price they can't be beat. Will buy more.

    Thanks guys,

  6. A Godsend

    Posted by Gerry on 8th Aug 2017

    I'm a repeat happy customer of their custom guitar decals. Lots of fonts and fills to choose from. They produce a very high quality decal with excellent accompaying instructions. Delivery is quick too. Really couldn't ask for more.

  7. Simply so easy

    Posted by Tom Takahashi on 10th Jul 2017

    Its the third custom text decal I have bought here. For me a good guitar also have to look good (my opinion) when I get a guitar I always start by upgrading the tuners. I like high moment tuners 18:1 or so. Sometimes the headstock doesnt look so pretty at all. When reshaping a headstock, the logo gets lost. The I order a custom text decal from R&F. They look good and there are many different fonts to choose from. You can also find another font and send an image of the text. R&F have great and kindly service.
    The decals are easy to put on. Follow the instructions and the decal looks like it was shaped to the headstock. A couple of layers of lacquer on top and the result is perfect. I will definately order again.

  8. Great product

    Posted by Rich Dodds on 24th May 2017

    High Quality , fast delivery

  9. Great decal will definitely use again

    Posted by Chris Kernick on 17th May 2017

    Brilliant service, excellent product. Have used these guys before and will continue to use them

  10. Best quality

    Posted by Antonio Maña on 13th May 2017

    These decals are amazingly precise and the gold color is perfect. One important aspect to highlight is how thin these are. I have bought decals from other providers and they are much thicker, which means the edge of the decal is visible even after several coats of finish. Not with the ones by Rothko & Frost. Only two thin layers of finish were enough to make the egdes of the decal become invisible.

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