Founded by guitar players in 2014, we at Snowflake Finishes take great pride in our ability to create singular pieces of artwork that will present the guitarist with their own piece of music history. They can be confident that they will never see its equal in the hands of any other musician. In fact, due to the unpredictability of our processes, we simply cannot create a duplicate of any of our creations. It is why we have added the word "snowflake" to our name. No two are alike, ever.
We typically have stock bodies and pickguards for sale on Reverb.com as well as eBay.com. We will only use Warmoth bodies to create our works of art from as they have become the industry-standard in reliability and quality for guitarists and bassists.
However, we are not restricted in any way by these offerings on these sites. Really, our main goal is to revolutionize the guitar world. While the big guitar manufacturers make great instruments, their offerings for finishes are a little lacking in originality, in our humble opinion. If you want your guitar to look like your car, then you're good to go. But, if your tastes take you in a little more eclectic and unique sort of direction, then you have arrived at the right website. Let us write up a quote for a custom finish for your guitar.
We are not limited to just the body either. We can do a matching headstock and even create custom aged hardware to match the look of your custom finish.
Our finishes are not paint. They are actually a very complicated and lab-enhanced hybrid of chemical reactions that produce a short-term effect on treated surfaces that is very similar to the long-term effect of natural oxidization on real metal surfaces such as iron, copper and bronze.
Iron rusts. Copper and bronze are subject to oxidization. We get it...
We understand the reactions that are unique to naturally-occurring chemical agents when they meet with these metals and we have capitalized on the artistic nature of this sequence of natural events. Even though we are working with wood, by the time we finish with our treatment, these surfaces are recognized as one of these three metals by the chemicals we introduce. The chemicals react accordingly and produce the results you can plainly see scattered all over this website.
Our finishes are about the same weight as factory auto-shop type finishes and contribute to the overall tone of a guitar in much the same way. We have been at this for several years now and have never had a single complaint indicating that our finishes have created an adverse influence on guitar tone. If anything, we have been told quite the opposite. That is, that our processes have created the perfect marriage of guitar tone to the overall look of the guitar.