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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. Instructions were ESSENTIAL

    Posted by Justin on 6th Mar 2017

    I don't have any experience with other decal companies, so I don't have any frame of reference to draw from in terms of comparison with other decals. The written and picture instructions were FANTASTIC to have, and including the sample practice decal square was great. I am 100% certain I would have screwed this up without them.

  2. Great product! Definitely will use again

    Posted by Andrew on 6th Mar 2017

    It's so thin. After coating, the edge wasn't noticeable anymore. It makes my guitar looks like professionally built. The package came with a practice decal. For a first-time user, it's very helpful to practice and be familiar working with a very thin decal.

    On a separate note, I would love to have my artwork/logo customized also. However, the website only takes a PSD file. I wished, it would take other formats as well.

  3. Looks brilliant

    Posted by Cade on 19th Jan 2017

    Well packaged item exactly as shown during website demonstrations. The decal itself looks amazing in quality - silver text black outline in Akhenaton. Thanks very much.

  4. Is a product of very high quality

    Posted by Mario on 24th Nov 2016

    I always use the Rothko&Frost decals for all the repairs and restorations we do in our workshop. They are very thin, and absolutely translucent leaving the opportunity to cover them and protect them with very little lacquer.

  5. Excellent quality decals

    Posted by Gerry Tsuji on 23rd Nov 2016

    These are excellent quality decals. Easy to apply, R and F even provide a test piece to practice with first. Five-stars.

  6. Unbelievable quality

    Posted by Phil on 15th Nov 2016

    I am absolutely satisfied with the product. Put it straight on Instagram once applied, and had lots and lots of friends very impressed indeed.

    Just makes a guitar build look extra special. I quite unashamedly had my name made to put on, and it is extremely satisfying to see it on the headstock!

    More to the point though, the instructions for application were VERY good and the fact they give you a tester piece to get the hang of them is an absolute saving grace. I'd used waterslide transfers in the past, but these are so much thinner (which helps with the overall finish) and after having a dabble with the sample cut off piece, I had confidence to do it properly first time.

    I will be using these again for sure on my next project.... or three!

  7. Top your guitar project off with the best!

    Posted by a bloke from the USA on 24th Aug 2016

    The water slide decals are excellent....great print quality, easy to apply, and look 'killer' on my finished guitar projects.

  8. the moose

    Posted by Ian on 26th Jul 2016

    couldn't have asked for a better decal,just how i wanted it,and a great postal service to match

  9. très pro

    Posted by phil on 30th Jun 2016

    pour les décals vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés, excellent travail.
    vérifiez quand même votre commande avec la police désirée, il peut y avoir des surprises et selon son browser on ne peut pas toujours visualiser le résultat final.
    j'ai eu un tel problème et rothkoandfrost ont remplacé sans frais ma commande.
    bravo et merci !

  10. Perfect solution to my needs

    Posted by Jim from Texas on 12th May 2016

    Your water slide design allows my to customize my guitars for minimum cost but the result fools everyone. They think the letters are inlayed. I'll never tell. The lettering is sharp, easy to install and shows no raised surface. Thanks.k

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