Peace out

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by rocknrguitars, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. rocknrguitars

    rocknrguitars Squier-Meister

    Jun 4, 2017
    East Helena Montana
    First of all, hello to the children of the 50’s, rock’n rollers of the 60’s and 70’s. Peace. Lol

    This has a story. Last summer we had a little girl of 7 years of age at our place for a few days with her folks. It was raining, and she was board out of her skull. I asked her if she had ever played a guitar? She replied no, but I want to. To make a longer story shorter, we looked at all the guitars and banged on some. I asked her if she would like to help me out on a guitar. I got a big Yes. I gave her a pine body and some water-based stain. Took her three hours. She worked the entire time. I think it’s a masterpiece. I told her what a good job she had done. The girls were heading off to the mall and she did not want to go. She wanted to play guitars. Since then she has learned to play cords and keep rhythm. I think that deserves a reward. I took her masterpiece and hit it with a few coats of poly and then buffed it out. Gave it a funky vintage vibe to match its skin. I hope she likes it. She will get it this week.

    (Next, I am going to suggest she does the headstock to match)

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  2. rocknrguitars

    rocknrguitars Squier-Meister

    Jun 4, 2017
    East Helena Montana
    For got to say that her dad is an artist and copied it to an ash body for himself. They will be a match.
    fattboyzz, fadetoz, brians and 9 others like this.
  3. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-Nut

    Nov 1, 2015
    How frickin cool is that. Looks awesome. Be sure and keep us updated.
  4. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

    Jan 25, 2018
    My girls are immersed in guitars, hopefully it's something we can share together the rest of my time here. The guitar looks great! She should be proud!
    mb doug, rocknrguitars, Eddie and 3 others like this.
  5. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
  6. Acidhouse

    Acidhouse Squier-holic

    Sep 16, 2010
    Birmingham . . . Alabama
    That is so cool. I just showed it to my wife and daughter. Now you know it’s cool when I’m sharing forum posts with the fam.
  7. jersey11

    jersey11 Squier-Meister

    Mar 3, 2018
    something about how a kid can manipulate/blend colors so naturally..
  8. duggerh

    duggerh Squier-Meister

    Jun 1, 2018
    Pacific Northwest
    Especially when you don't tell them no,good job.
  9. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Feel good story of the year,, best part is the "peace out" wasn't your good bye as feared when I clicked on the post.. I feel much better now.. Keep up the good work and keep pushing guitars on kids... Nothing bad could come of that.. If so just unplug the amp.. Let them play acoustically..
  10. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    It looks great ! Great Story ! @rocknrguitars glad your with us !
  11. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    There used to be a TV show "Kids say the darndest things". It follows that they do the darndest things as well, if left alone without too much intervention instruction. Apparently guitars follow like computing, they just do it.

    Great story as well as a beautiful guitar. Just think what it would have been worth to someone back in the '60's, just for the artistry of the painting. It's wonderful and kudos to Dad for copying it for his own rig. She sounds like a wonderful young lady. More power to her and to you for guiding her on her way. She can learn guitar and have a lifelong hobby at the least, who knows how far she can or wants to take it.

    Very nice indeed.
  12. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    That is pretty awesome! Just think how cool it will be if we see her in ten years rocking that same guitar on stage somewhere!
  13. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-holic

    Apr 9, 2015
    Custom decal to finish perhaps?

    …Mollycaster, Alicecaster, etc etc.

    Nice story and good work. Well done to all.
  14. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    You beat me to it. I was thinking the same thing.

    Great story. Amazing guitar. This is what makes our community special.

    Keep us updated on her reaction when she gets it this week. :)
  15. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Well done. Both the guitar and the mentorship.
  16. techowiz

    techowiz Squier-Nut

    Aug 21, 2014
    new york
    Great work- even greater heart! ST definitely has some special folks!!
    jersey11, Eddie, dbrian66 and 2 others like this.
  17. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    Awesome. I love paisley and psychadelic finishes, and that is amazing for a seven year old.Nice to see musical and artistic interest in kids. Cool of you to give her that opportunity.
  18. mb doug

    mb doug Squier-holic

    Jan 4, 2012
    Long Island
    That is awesome! Good job both of you.
  19. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I showed this to my 10 year old. I asked if she could do it.

    So I'm gonna look for a white guitar, and let her do her thing. :)
  20. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Does your daughter want a Gibson LP or a Fujigen?;)

    You can't fool us, we know the tricks to buying another guitar but pretending that it's not for you.
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