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well for my guitars , since i make my own body ,, in keeping with traditional cbg theme .. i put my logo where the cigar logo would go on the box . i have also done the head stock on other guits .
and i simply use t-shirt transfer paper , and an iron. it works . (better on light color woods tho) you can see how here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qli-2VNODN8
and here's a picture
@ Swamp witch-man thats a cool logo.
totally up to you .. but that type of label is usually on the inside where it can be seen through a sound hole etc ..
many builders here just sign and date and # the guitar on the back with a sharpie .
as the numbers etc on this type of label are hand written in pen or thin marker on a prefabbed stamp with fill in the blanks spots .. you may want it in a place it won't get rubbed off ie : inside .
I put a label in all mine, patterned after the early labels it is located in the guitar and vis-able thru the top F hole. This is so they can easily identify them as real when it gets on the antiques roadshow in 2089. I also number the necks to match the box label.
I think the drawing was meant for my thread... Thanks
I place my name and Phone number from my business card or the entire business card glued to the back... No one has complained and it's easy access when they are being played out for the musician to show a possible client....
if you look inside an 'old world' instrument, anything from europe from c1740 on there appears to be a kind of a standard,
Theyre not always in the same order, but ninety something percent of old instruments are labelled in this way (visible thru one of the sound holes), so thats what i do, I always assumed it was some sort of old luthiery custom or tradition. I think if you don't sign them you oughtn't really be selling them yet.
as for a logo or trademark, well i think those are great too, i got my mr twig that i inlay
Absolutely put an identifying mark somewhere on your gits! I have a label with my logo, serial #, and contact info inside. Believe me, when your (hopefully satisfied) customer shows his/her pride and joy to their friends they're going to want one too, and you want them to know where to go! Good luck with your sales!