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Custom Waterslide Guitar Headstock Decal (70s Curve Style)

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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 large curved 6-in-line electric guitar headstocks.

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)
  • Part 3 is the subtext underneath Parts 1 and 2.
  • Part 4 is the small text which sit on the end of the headstock.

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

  • Colour: C: Black Fill + Gold Outline + Black Text
  • Part 1: Rothko
  • Part 2: FROST CUSTOM
  • Part 4: ORIGINAL Contour Body
  • 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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Product Reviews

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  1. 100% repro quality

    Posted by jonbeales2203@me.com on 28th Feb 2017

    I perchased this alongside a set of paints and clear coat to colour match my headstock of my fender mustang the first thing il say about the experience is that the sonic blue paint didn't match the squire mustang sonic blue at all, although I far prefer the rothkoandfrost sonic blue so am now re doing the whole guitar, secondly the decal, it was perfect! So easy to apply and looks absolutely amazing it's a huge shame I can't upload a photo but I can't reccomend this product more

  2. Perfect

    Posted by Shermy on 16th Feb 2017

    These decals are the bomb! Better than I expected!

  3. Beautiful headstock decal!

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Sep 2016

    This is my first custom build on a guitar. Your headstock deacal is spot on and just makes the guitar look so unique and professional.
    You guys are very good at what you do!
    If there is another build in my future, you will be included!
    Thank you so much!

  4. Awesome product

    Posted by Mike on 18th Jul 2016

    I'm very pleased with these waterslide decals. the fonts/colors/spacing are all perfect. no complaints at all. even packaging/shipping is excellent and my decals arrived perfectly preserved. It's very very thin material so practice with the provided scrap first. this was my first time using waterslide decals so i did 4 practice runs (following the instructions exactly) with different shaped/sized pieces to get confident. After application and drying for a day i sprayed over it with clear nitro and it really looks great. After a few coats the decal completely disappeared (i have a stock am std strat where if you look carefully you can still see the edges of the decal..that isn't the case with these decals on my custom strat!) i recommend rothko&frost and will definitely be using them again for future projects!

  5. Good but tricky to apply

    Posted by Ed on 5th Jul 2016

    The product itself is very very good but it is really thin so make sure you're totally ready to apply it and even then brace yourself for the worst. I messed the first one up and had to reorder, again, this was entirely my fault and nothing to do with the product but it is really delicate so bear that in mind when applying. I'd absolutely recommend the logo and have them on two builds and they look awesome, messing it up the first time was entirely my fault and not a reflection on the product. Both guitars I built definitely benefit from these logos

  6. Great decal

    Posted by Jake on 27th Apr 2016

    The price was good. The decal looks fantastic, totally professional, and the instructions were clear. Take their advice and try with the sample first. It really is very thin material. But it goes on great.
    I'd love it if in the future they expand the color options so that you can have white text with any "Brand Text" (Line one) option.


    Posted by Andy from across the Pond! on 16th Apr 2016

    High quality, beautiful color, exactly what I was looking for to brand my custom built strat and tele style guitar headstocks. They added that finishing touch. Fits perfectly on the 70's style fat headstock and, with some careful trimming, will also fit nicely on the smaller tele style headstocks. I recommend practicing with the sample material sent along with the decals. I intentionally pulled the sample until it tore, so that I would know how much tension not to use when applying the real decal. Very pleased. reasonably priced and a great product to replace an old decal or customize your own! Build on!

  8. Custom 70s strat decal

    Posted by Richard Smith on 22nd Nov 2015

    Really pleased when it arrived, it looks fantastic...and very 70s. A very professional job, so many thanks.

  9. Fantastic Guitar Headstock Logo!!!

    Posted by George Doud on 17th Jun 2015

    I ordered a custom headstock logo for a guitar I made and WOW! The logo is far nicer than I could have expected. It looks absolutely as though it's an authentic guitar company logo. I highly recommend these folks if you're looking to have something like this crafted for you.

  10. great product but have to be careful

    Posted by SHANE on 19th Apr 2015

    These are brilliant decals however they are very delicate even after laying on headstock which I nervously managed to do it looked great even if set a little high on headstock (my fault only realised after heartbeat returned to normal) then after admiring my work noticed a tiny spec of dirt near decal tried to remove with finger created a mark went to clean with tissue with white spirit big mistake the mark was near decal but not on it the fumes from the white spirit stripped tiny slivers of black ink of the big f so the demise began touched in with black sharpie it bled to the gold outline touched that in with metallic gold sharpie it turned brown stayed optimistic it'll be OK when lacquered.sprayed the next morning little cracks appeared on fender (my fault never left 24hrs to set) got pissed off continued to spray loads of lacquer on probably have to sand down and start again third time lucky perhaps! If you follow instructions to a t (unlike me) these are fantastic decals I will give a few tips
    1. Seal headstock 24hrs before laying decal (I sealed that morning some light cracking of lacquer due to water to set decal)
    2. Decal only needs to be submerged in water for a matter of seconds.
    3. Do not use hot not even warm water.
    4. Don't mess with it after you lay it down.
    5. Let decal set for full 24 or more as they are very easily damaged until lacquered over.
    These decal are actually easily applied I could move it around headstock to position for at least ten minutes just remember the decal is very delicate not just the plastic but the inks as well but the outside edge disappeared after two spray coats this is the advantage over others.
    Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to destroy something with the neck of my favourite guitar that I haven't played for month because I can't get the headstock finished to my painfully high expectations.

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