This has been a project I've been working on for a few months. Fixing a cheap electric violin to be worth 4 times the original price I paid for it.
I needed new strings, a new bridge (it was so flat that the "arc" of the strings were completely flat so that I couldn't play one single string at a time), a new tailpiece (two of the tuning pegs were broken), remove the notes sticker (they were actually a half step off), purchase a new bow (the bow was so warped out of shape that...well no playing could be done), and finally change the color.
I sprayed it over with primer, then black spray paint. After, I placed lace all over it so that I could spray it over with copper to give it the aged lace effect. Covered it in a water resistant clear spray. Love the result. Planning on playing it with a future steampunk costume.
I hope I can try this again sometime on another instrument. It was a lot of fun.
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