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Custom Waterslide Guitar Headstock Decal (3-a-side Style)

Stock Details
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   Usually printed and dispatched within 5 working days.

Product Description

Ours are the highest quality waterslide decals printed in opaque and truly metallic inks on clear water slide material. The images above show our decals applied to wood and lacquered over - no visible edge, no cloudy backing!

They are compatible with most spray lacquers including acrylic and nitrocellulose. The layout and fonts are as shown in the image(s) above - you can choose the colours and the text that you would like. This design fits most 3-a-side headstocks. The size can vary depending on the particular text you have, but usually fits within 6.3 x 2cm, and is intended to fit a Les Paul style headstock.

To order please fill out the options above before clicking "Add to Basket".

The artwork image is labelled with the Part Numbers, i.e. Part 1, Part 2 etc. Generally speaking:

  • Part 1 is the main, largest part of the logo which represents the 'manufacturer's name'. (maximum 9 letters)
  • Part 2 is the 'model name' part of the design. (maximum 15 letters)

Using the example pictured above you would choose and type the following options:

  • Colour: Gold
  • Part 1: Rothko
  • Part 2: CUSTOM
  • Coating: No Coating

Please type all text in the case you want it printed, i.e. if you want it in upper case type it in upper case. We will print the words exactly as you type them.

Waterslide decals cannot be applied to oiled surfaces. Full application and finishing instructions are included with each order which we strongly advise you follow closely irrespective of previous decal experience.

Our high quality guitar headstock decals are printed on to fresh, exceptionally thin waterslip paper which gives an incredible finish but some people find more delicate that other waterslide decals they have used in the past. We include an off-cut of material for you to practice with before applying the actual decal so that you can get an idea of how the material behaves. Please note that as these are custom made-to-order items they are exempt from UK Distance Selling Regulations; these decals cannot be returned unless they are proven to be defective or if the design is not as requested. In this situation a replacement will be offered.


  • Our decals are precision made restoration quality decals printed onto the finest quality fresh waterslide paper.
  • We use completely opaque and permanent inks, including truly metallic gold and silver, so unlike decals printed on inkjet or laser printers the colour of our decals is not affected by the colour of the surface underneath - our decals can be used on ANY colour headstock.
  • The paper is ultra thin (allowing for a superior edgeless finish - like the originals), the unprinted areas remain totally transparent, and it is compatible with all spray lacquer types including nitrocellulose.
  • Like all waterslide decals ours can only be applied to sealed, non-porous, non-oily surfaces (for example lacquered wood).
  • They are designed and produced by us in our studio, printed freshly to order.
  • The coatings we use are a liquid form of the decal paper itself. One coat over the top sandwiches the ink. This helps prevent scratches and aids application.

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

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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

  1. Allround excellent product and service

    Posted by Martin Tolan on 21st Apr 2016

    Just would like to say that the product and service I received from your company was excellent. Really pleased with the result I achieved with your decal on my acoustic guitar. I was pleased how good the instructions where and so happy how it turned out. Looks like a factory decal.

  2. Awsome

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Aug 2015

    Great product and service, will be back for more !!

  3. Great headstock decals.

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Apr 2015

    Beast headstock decals I've used. very quickly despatched.

  4. Excellent as always

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Apr 2015

    Great slide on guitar decals as always. Quality product and excellent instructions included. Good price and reasonable postage costs. Thanks once again.

  5. Best good value decals.

    Posted by Ken.J on 22nd Feb 2015

    Been looking for good headstock decals for ages. These are superb, a good price and you choose the style

  6. Very high Quality.

    Posted by Fram on 18th Jan 2015

    Very high quality decal, on proper transfer paper, perfect for any custom job. Bit more care needed due to the thiness of the paper, but so much easier to "float" in the lacquer.

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