‘7’ Ways to Customize Your Guitar

an acoustic guitar with bright colored patterns

Owning a guitar that speaks about your personality is appealing. It also gives your instrument a character of its own. In this blog, we have outlined seven straightforward and low-cost ways to customize your guitar, which will help you stand out from the crowd of dull brown ones. 

Pickup Covers

A unique pickup cover adds a distinctive pop to an otherwise dull guitar. If you know how to use a screwdriver, you can change the pickup cover yourself. Strat pickup covers come in a range of different colors to suit your personality – whether its neon, black or a vintage shade of brown. 


All electric guitars have at least one knob, and they are the perfect way to add your personal touch. They’re low-cost and can easily elevate the look of your instrument. There’s a knob for everyone – ranging from plastic one to shiny metal and a hardwood knob. The only thing that you should ensure is to check whether your knobs have little screws or solid shaft. You can easily do this by looking at your current knobs. 

Fretboard Inlay Stickers

They’re the most attractive feature of a personalized guitar. They’re extremely thin so no one can tell if it’s a sticker or an original customized guitar. They are easily replaceable. Therefore, if you get bored of one design, you can always change it. 

a man playing a guitar with stickers

Tuning Pegs

Tuners add a lot of vibrance to your instrument’s look. Shiny metal ones add a great appeal to your guitar and installing them is a breeze. You only need a screwdriver. Tuners form the functional foundations of your instrument. Ensure that you purchase good quality tuning pegs so that both, the look, and the sound, are pleasing. 

Paint Your Guitar

It requires a bit of work. Disassemble your guitar carefully. Use sandpaper to sand down the body of your guitar. Coat the body of your guitar with a primer – gesso is a good choice. Finally, paint on it as per your preference and reach your customization goals. 

Draw on it

Many of us like to doodle. You can quickly sketch out your customized design on your guitar’s body with markers. Since markers have permanent ink, we advise you to draw with a pencil before you flesh out your final design. Don’t forget to add your signature for an extra personalized touch!

a guitar with colorful doodles on it

Customizing Accessories

Having a personalized guitar is not enough. If you want your instrument to outshine in the crowd, ensure that your guitar’s accessories – case, strap, and picks – are unique too. You can paint or embroider your guitar case with the designs of your preference and buy a strap in the color that speaks to you. 

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