If you go into any major music store all you see hanging on the walls is the same old guitars. They all have that generic look, the same finish they have had for over 50 years, and they all come in the same boring stock colors. If there is any art on the guitars, it is from the factory, and it is boring looking.
Playing music for moss players is a way to express themselves, and the guitar is an extension of the player. It is hard to walk into any guitar store and find a guitar that best fits their image. Some player's will put stickers on their guitars, or they will try and do some of there own artwork with supplies they find around the house, like spray paint. Most of the time they come out not looking very good.
There was an article back in the late 80′s featuring Eddie Van Halen and his electric guitar that he spray painted with Schwinn bicycle paint. No one had ever seen that before, and it started to become the new standard in electric guitars. Everyone started to customize their guitars to look tricked out with different designs, and it started a revolution.
Because custom painted guitars have become so popular over the years there have been some people that have made a business, or hobby custom painting, and there are a few that turn guitars into pieces of artwork. They specialize in painting an refinishing, including custom paint jobs, airbrushing, and OEM finishes.
There are a few really good artist at there that do custom paint jobs for you, and if you want to have some art put on your guitar, I recommend doing some research online, you will find some great websites that you can look at to see the type of work they do.
So if you are a guitar player and you are tired of your guitar looking plain, and boring and you would like it to look all tricked out, then I recommend getting some art put on your guitar. It is a great way to express yourself and to help stand out when on stage.