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Custom Waterslide Guitar Headstock Decal (Chevron 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 the back of most 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 top 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: Black
  • Part 1: Rothko
  • Part 2: Custom Decal
  • 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.

Please note: We print using ribbons and there is a visible line where the ribbons meet in some designs. On most decals this is not noticeable. The effect is more pronounced on larger blocks of metallic colour.

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.

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. best company ever!

    Posted by Arnoud on 17th Dec 2015

    Ordered a few times before and they deliver the highest quality ever! You get what you order and the price is great and shipping is fast. I recommend this product to all my friends who want to do a restoration on there guitar and I'm sure that I will place some new orders in the future! Thanks for such eye on detail guys! Kind regards from Holland

  2. Finally

    Posted by Hans Geerdink on 17th Oct 2014

    There was RandF.... These are exactly what they promise. Very fast delivery to the main land, even on custom work! The gold and silver are metallic and the lines are very fine. Then come the price, absolutely incredible! I had quotes from all over the world and companies ask ridiculous prices and /or amounts of decals to purchase.
    Here you can even order just 1 for a resonable price too!... thumbs up!

  3. Exactly what I was thinking!

    Posted by Anna on 19th Aug 2014

    Thank god for Rothko and Frost!!!!! I have been searching for decals of this quality for years. Your printing is not pixellated as some other producers are. I love the gold!!! It's true gold!!!!! The decal material is so thin, it disappeared under my lacquer!!!!! COMPLETELY. I have told all my friends about you and will be coming back for all of my decals from now on. XXXXXXXX!!!!! Big love Rothko and Frost!!!

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