So, I found an acoustic guitar at Goodwill for $30, it needs serious bridge repair among other issues...
After a bit of research and consulting with a couple knowledgeable people, it's clear that it would take time and money to get this guitar into playable shape...then there's the time it would take to LEARN TO PLAY...and expense of the whole thing...
Oh, what the heck, I'll just make it into an art object!
I have been looking at pictures of other altered guitars online, and here's my tentative plan:
--lightly sand guitar to remove shiny finish (ventilated area)
--decoupage entire guitar with papers and ephemera using mod podge, and finally, acrylic sealant
--embellish fret-board with oil paints
--adhere small, light found objects with crazy glue
--build a small shrine, and set it INTO the hole in the front of the guitar (most excited about this step)
--mount for wall display
But here are the questions coming up for me:
--what is the best way to sand this thing? do i NEED to sand it?
--WHERE and HOW should the wall mounts go in the back?
Anyone on here ever attempt a similar project? How would/did you affix the guitar to the wall? Products you used on it?
I don't care anything about "damaging" the guitar, but I do want the finished art object to be sturdy and long lasting....
I am even thinking of re "stringin" the guitar with yarn or pretty thread once the surface is decorated and the shrine is set inside....
oooooo....i have a battery-operated string of tiny LED lights that I can hide inside if a put a hole in the back, which could illuminate the shrine....
i just got a WHOLE lot more excited about this thing