Monday, January 9, 2017

Musicians We Lost In 2016

2016 was a hard year for celebrity deaths and musicians were at the top of the list. There were a number of talented musicians who we had to say goodbye to this past year and here is a list of some of those unforgettable people.

• George Michael - June 25, 1963 – December 25, 2016 - Member of Wham! He was best known for his work in the 80s & 90s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas."


• Matt Roberts - January 10, 1978 - August 20, 2016 - Member of 3 Doors Down from their 1996 formation until 2012. He was the co-writer of the song "Kryptonite."


• John Berry - May 31, 1963 - May 19, 2016 - Member of Beastie Boys (1981 – 1982), The Young Aborigines (1978 – 1981). Berry is credited with coming up with the name Beastie Boys when they were teenagers.


• Prince - June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016 - He was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.


• Aaron Huffman - 1972–2016 - Co-founder and bassist of Seattle alt rockers Harvey Danger.



• Paul Kantner - March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016 - He was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane, and it's more commercial spin-off band Jefferson Starship.



• Jimmy Bain - December 18, 1947 – January 23, 2016 - He was a Scottish musician, best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio.



• Glenn Frey - November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016 - He was an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as a founding member of the rock band Eagles.


• David Bowie - January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016 - He was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades


These are only a few of the great musicians we lost in 2016. May they R.I.P.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

FAQ About Skin Your Skunk Guitar Skins


Q: Will the skin fit my specific guitar?
A: Yes, our skins do not come pre-cut. You receive a rectangular skin that you apply and trim to fit to ensure a perfect, custom skin.

Q: Can I remove my skin?
A: Yes, our skins are removable and do not cause any residue or damage to the instrument if removed. However, once removed, they cannot be re-applied.

Q: Does the skin wrap around the guitar?
A: No, our skins are meant to be applied to the front, back, headstock, or pickguard of the guitar. They do not wrap around the whole guitar. Since our material is stretchy, you can wrap the skin around the sides of the guitar to an extent.

Q: Why do you need my guitar measurements?
A: To ensure the skin will fit your guitar, we need the width and height of the guitar's body/headstock/pickguard while the guitar is horizontal as if you were playing. With the variety of guitar shapes and sizes, we need these measurements so we know what dimensions to print your skin at.

Q: Can I return or exchange my skin if I don't like it?
A: No, we do not accept returns or exchanges. Since each product is specifically printed based on your dimensions and the design you choose, we cannot take it back. However, if you receive a damages or defective skin, we will do everything we can to reconcile the transaction. We want happy customers and will work with specific situations.

Q: What size image do you need for a custom skin?
A: Since our skins are printed quite large, in order to avoid a blurry or pixelated image we need a photo that is at least 1,500 pixels or about 2MP. If you have a smaller image, we may be able to alter it to enlarge it but it will not look exactly the same.

Q: How long does it take to receive my skin?
A: Once you approve your proof and your design is sent to our printing department, it takes about 2-3 business days to complete. Then it is shipped out via USPS Priority Mail which is 1-3 business day delivery, or USPS First Class Mail which is 1-7 business day delivery. We ship internationally via USPS First Class International Mail which is 7-14 business day delivery but could take up to 30 days. Since we have no control over the post office, we cannot guarantee any delivery times.

Q: Can I get expedited shipping?
A: Yes, you can request expedited shipping for an additional cost.

Q: How do I install my guitar skin?
A: Here is a link to our installation instructions: http://skinyourskunk.com/guitar-skin-installation-instructions.html

Q. What is high-definition and high-resolution?
A. Our images are high-definition meaning they are huge, high-quality and never appear blurred or pixelated.  These images are printed on $25,000.00 printers at up to 1440 DPI (dots per inch) on our exclusive, premium materials.  Simply put...no one produces a more detailed, vibrant, beautiful or professional product.  We have perfected this process over many years and continue to modify our product as technology advances.

Have more questions?

For more information about Skin Your Skunk guitar skins please visit our website at SkinYourSkunk.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Information About Skin Your Skunk Guitar Skins

What is a guitar skin?
A guitar skin is a sheet of vinyl printed with an image that you attach to your guitar, bass or acoustic to change the look of your instrument.

Why do I want a guitar skin?
Even a great guitar can get...boring. A guitar skin allows you to change the look of your guitar to something awesome by simply attaching and trimming the skin to fit. All of our skins are removable but will last for years!

Will it fit my guitar?
YES! Our uncut skins fit any size, shape or style guitar, bass or acoustic. You provide simple measurements at the time you order your skin and once received, attach and trim your skin for that perfect fit.

Why buy a Skin Your Skunk guitar skin?
Our skins are made from the highest quality materials, using the best processes to make the best guitar skin available!

• Premium, bubble-free, stretchable vinyl
• High-definition images & high-resolution printers
• Your choice of clear glossy or matte clear coating
• Custom sized, uncut skins to perfectly fit YOUR guitar
• Your choice of design from over 1500 in our collection
• If you can't find that perfect design, we can make it for you
• The ONLY 3-year warranty in the business
• International shipping and the BEST customer service




Friday, November 11, 2016

AxeWarrior.com and AxeWarriorGuitars.com

AxeWarrior.com as you may know is our charity guitar auction website where we auction one-of-a-kind, upgraded and skinned guitars and the profits from the proceeds go to a related charity.  Right now…we have two guitar auctions running on Ebay.
2016 FDNY Tribute Charity Guitar Auction
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Read more and see more FDNY pictures!
Bid on the Ebay Auction!
2016 BLUE LINE Police Charity Guitar Auction
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Read more and see more BLUE LINE pictures!
Bid on the Ebay Auction!

This idea of offering quality guitars, upgraded and set up by our Luthier Randy G., skinning them with unique and exclusive skins has really taken off.  So…not to be one to turn down an opportunity…we proudly announce AxeWarriorGuitars.com!
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We are about to list our first AxeWarriorGuitars.com guitar titled 666 Zombie Lane.  Here are some preview pictures of this amazing instrument and the custom graphics designed specifically for this instrument.
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Look for this awesome guitar in the next few days at AxeWarriorGuitars.com!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Top 10 Halloween Songs

Halloween is almost here and we'd like to celebrate with, of course, MUSIC!!! 

Here's a list of Halloween's top 10 songs (according to billboard.com):

10. “This Is Halloween” - Danny Elfman
Venerable composer Danny Elfman got a big assist from the citizens of Halloween Town for this Nightmare Before Christmas favorite, which was famously covered by Marilyn Manson in 2006.


9. “Highway to Hell” - AC/DC
Pitch-black metal from down under, AC/DC drove "Highway" to No. 47 on the Hot 100 in 1979.

8. “Don't Fear the Reaper” - Blue Oyster Cult
This mid-tempo rocker, which hit No. 12 on the Hot 100 in 1976 for Blue Oyster Cult, isn't spooky at all until you consider the lyrics told from the point of view of some death-friendly dude trying to induce his gal to join him and not "fear the reaper."

7. “Creep” - Radiohead
Though far from the creepiest-sounding dirge in Radiohead’s now-lengthy catalog, radio has always had a love for the band’s breakthrough hit, which is especially relevant when Halloween rolls around. It’s just too bad Radiohead’s career peaked here… kidding!


6. “Superstition” - Stevie Wonder

On one of his signature songs, Stevie Wonder pleads with his listeners to ignore talk of broken mirrors and walking under ladders. “Superstition ain't the way,” he preaches in this 1972 song, but there’s something about that funk that still sounds almost… spooky.

5. “Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon

A perfect Halloween entry from the (late, great) Warren Zevon, who also famously sang "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," is this howling Me Generation rocker that rose to No. 21 on the Hot 100 in 1978.


4. “Deal With the Devil” - Pop Evil

Here’s a recent entry to the list -- Pop Evil’s chugging, hard rock single “Deal With the Devil.” Coming from the band’s 2013 set Onyx, it topped Mainstream Rock Songs and peaked at No. 20 in Rock Airplay.

3. “Ghostbusters” - Ray Parker, Jr.

When October rolls around, the clear answer to the lyrical question, "Who ya gonna call?," is Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters," which topped the Hot 100 in 1984.

2. "Monster Mash" - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers

Though it's been decades since this kitschy, creepy faux-Frankenstein party tune scared up a No. 1 slot on the Hot 100 in 1962, Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers' "Monster Mash" has been on Halloween party playlists ever since. Read about 50 Years of "Monster Mash"


1. "Thriller" - Michael Jackson

"Thriller," which hit No. 4 on the Hot 100 in 1984, is the most-downloaded Halloween-themed hit of all-time, with digital sales to-date of 3.4 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (It's also Jackson's best-selling download, ahead of runner-up "Billie Jean," which has sold 2.7 million).
Celebrate Halloween with an EVIL, SCARY, DARK, or any other HORROR guitar skin at SkinYourSkunk.com!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Announcing Our Charity…AxeWarrior.com!

Mark Witten (owner of SkinYourSkunk.com) and Randy G. (military veteran) have just begun work on AxeWarrior.com.  A charity for all “Warriors” including military, police, EMS, firefighters, etc.

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What We Do...

At AxeWarrior.com we create and customize guitars into "one of a kind", fully functional works of art with designs related to military, police, EMS and other "Warriors" who help, support and keep American citizens safe.


We purchase carefully used electric, bass and acoustic guitars and skin them with beautiful, artistic designed, premium vinyl and offer them for sale to the public.  We fix and/or upgrade the hardware and offer these instruments for sale and/or auction.


All profits from these sales are donated to a military charity or other supporting group to help them continue and expand their efforts in providing comfort and help to the many men and woman who do, and have previously served our country.

Our Promise...

Randy contributes his skills as a Luthier to make any repairs necessary, completely and professionally set-up each guitar, and applies our graphics to each custom guitar. Every instrument will be in "better than new" condition and sound as good if not better then when it was brand new.


All pictures provided are of the actual, completed guitar and the description will go into detail about the original guitar, what upgrades and work was performed and a factual review of the final instrument.
Each guitar is a one of a kind tribute piece, worthy of display and ready to rock for many years to come.  A guitar you will be proud to own!


100% of the profit from the sale or auction will be donated to a related "Warrior" charity and we will announce and provide a picture of the donation.

Support Our Efforts…

In addition to our upcoming auctions of exclusive designed guitars, we also carry a line of SkinYourSkunk.com brand guitar skins in the genre of our charity.  See them all on our Guitar Skin Page and for each skin purchased, our charity receives 20% of the full sale.

Also…AwesomeHipFlasks.com has produced an 8oz, stainless flask with our logo and design.  For each flask purchased, our charity receives $5.00.  Simply click the flask design near the bottom of our Home Page.

Help spread the word by liking or sharing our Facebook Page!

And of course…watch for our upcoming first guitar auction at AxeWarrior.com!  Our first auction will feature our 2016 FDNY Guitar Design.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Columbus Day 2016 SALE!


COLUMBUS DAY SALE!
20% OFF EVERYTHING

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016

Enter code: COLUMBUS
at checkout to receive 20% OFF your total!

*Some restrictions may apply. One coupon per customer per day. May not be combined with any other coupon or discount. May not be used to purchase gift cards. Valid at SkinYourSkunk.com, DeepBlueThemes.com, and ExtremeBoardSkins.com only. RETURNS NOT ACCEPTED.

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