Friday, March 9, 2018

Playing Guitar is Beneficial for Mind & Body


In this fast paced world we live in, it's easy to get stressed out and overwhelmed. There are lots of ways to reduce your stress such as meditation, exercise, and talking things out. Listening to music is also a great way to release some stress and unwind, and playing music can be just as beneficial. Incorporating music into your daily life can reduce your stress through:

• Being Mindful - When you listen to or play music you concentrate on the music instead of the stress around you. It's a great way to block out negative energy and dwelling on or worrying about certain situations. 

• Physical - Listening to soothing music is a great way to practice and slow down your breathing. Dancing to upbeat music gives you a great physical workout. Playing music can be as active as you make it and is a great way to keep your body moving.

• Feeling Accomplished - When you learn a new song or master that tune you've been practicing for a while, playing music gives you a sense of accomplishment. When you accomplish something that's important to you it makes you feel fulfilled and proud.

• Socializing With Others - Connecting with other people through music is one of the best ways to meet new people an make new friends. Jamming out with other musicians helps to create bonds and encourages you to learn from and teach others.

These are some of the most convincing reasons why listening to and playing music is a great way to relieve some of the stress in your life. What's your favorite reason for playing music?

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Best Guitar Skin Design for Different Shaped Guitars

All guitarists want to have a beautiful instrument that is one of a kind, but some designs fit certain guitar body shapes better than others. Here are some of the most popular guitar shapes and the categories that may be best for them.

Stratocaster
Faces - POPULAR>SPECIALTY>FACES
Bootleg - POPULAR>BOOTLEG
Sexy - POSTER>SEXY>SEXY

Les Paul
Dragon - DARK>SCARY>DRAGON
Viral - POPULAR>VIRAL
Horror Movie - POSTER>POSTER>HORROR MOVIE

Flying V
Metalshop - POPULAR>METALSHOP>CLASSIC/MIXED/ORNATE
Abstract Patterns - ART>ABSTRACT>ABSTRACT PATTERNS

Telecaster
Evil Tattoo - DARK>EVIL>EVIL TATTOO
Conspiracy - POPULAR>ROCK>CONSPIRACY
Americana - POSTER>OTHER MEDIA>AMERIANA

Explorer
Industrial - POPULAR>ROCK>INDUSTRIAL
Elegant - ART>ARTISTIC>ELEGANT

Dreadnought
Woodshop - POPULAR>WOODSHOP>CHARACTER/CLASSIC/EXOTIC/FLAME/STRIPES
Country - POPULAR>SPECIALTY>COUNTRY
Beautiful - ART>NATURE>BEAUTIFUL
Paisley - ART>ARTISTIC>PAISLEY

Some guitar skins can go on basically any shape guitar. The designs in these categories are pretty universal and include most everything in our Classic category which can be found under POPULAR>CLASSIC, our Texture category which is on the main menu, our Skinshop category which can be found under POPULAR>SKINSHOP, and our Fractal category which can be found under ART>ABSTRACT>FRACTAL.

If you're not sure if a certain design will fit the shape of your body correctly you can contact us to see a mock up. With a photo of your guitar's body and the width and height we can create a mock up of what the design will look like on your specific guitar!

If you're not finding any designs on our website that you like we can create a custom design for you! All you have to do is contact us with what you're looking for.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

End of Summer Sale!


Visit SkinYourSkunk.com, DeepBlueThemes.com, or ExtremeBoardSkins.com and use coupon code SEPTEMBER at checkout to get 20% OFF your order! Take advantage of our End of Summer Sale before it's too late!

*Some restrictions may apply. One time use only. May not be combined with any other coupon or discount. May not be used to purchase gift cards. Valid for 2017 only. Not valid on accessories or shipping & handling. RETURNS NOT ACCEPTED.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Customer Appreciation Posts!

This is an event that Skinny himself has done for the past few years, posting pictures of our customer's skinned guitars that they sent us after completing their masterpiece.

So sit back and enjoy customer images. Find your guitar...enjoy what others have accomplished with our Guitar Skins and let our friends know how AWESOME their guitars look. We begin from back in January 2007!




Here are some of our favorites!










An American Flag Explorer...how cool!



Customer Appreciation is such a fun thing for us. Seeing where we began and how far we have come.




Jenny Lynn Smith....WOW...what a HOTTIE! She was our first guitar model and still one of Skinny's favorites. Beautiful is easy...sexy is hard. And..well..you get it :)








A little Alice Cat from Alice in Wonderland.









OK...here's an "in process" skinning.
















One more...who can ignore our first Ted Nugent guitar skin and the pictures of him signing that same skin!!!! Uncle Ted is awesome.




Visit us at SkinYourSkunk.com and have your own brush with fame :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Custom Guitar Skin Designs by Skin Your Skunk

SkinYourSkunk.com offers our Custom Design services for customers that want something completely unique.  Our graphic artists can create, find or modify any image to meet your expectations.

Our custom guitar skin service offers endless possibilities for making the perfect guitar skin for your instrument.  Guitar, bass, headstock, Ukulele...etc.

You can send us an image of your choosing, we can find an image to match what you are looking for, but our Graphic Artists can create any image from scratch just for you!

The possibilities are endless!  Combing wood and inlay graphics, hand-drawn designs, sunbursts, fades and more.

The only limitation is your imagination!

We Can Print Any Photograph on Our Premium Skin for Your Guitar!
Send us any photograph from your camera, smart phone, library of images and even images you find online.  We can print that image on one of our premium vinyl guitar skins at high-resolution to be installed on your guitar.  As long as the image is approximately 1500x1500 pixels in size or larger...you can have any picture printed on your guitar, bass or acoustic for only $49.99.

Photographs of People
Family Photographs
Photographs of Those no Longer with Us
Memorial Photographs
Vacation Pictures
We Can Print Any Picture for Any Guitar!

Photographs of Pets & Animals
Pet Photographs
Great Shots from the Zoo
A Remembrance of a Past Dog or Cat
Your Favorite Cow
We Can Print Any Picture for Any Guitar!

We Can Put Any Photograph on Your Guitar, Bass and Acoustic Skins!
Photographs of family, pets, homes, events, vacations...pictures of your children, your wife, your car...pictures you find on the internet, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram (non-copyright)...pictures you take with your camera or smart phone...a picture of a drawing, painting or other artwork...a picture of that cute girl you used to date...etc.

We will put any picture of any subject matter on any guitar!
We don't judge...we just create awesome guitar skins!

Custom Sunburst Guitar Skins
From a standard sunburst pattern, to multiple colors and shapes, Skinny's Custom Sunburst Skins service takes your specifications and colors and creates the perfect sunburst for any size, shape or style...guitar, bass, or acoustic!  Contact us for more information and make your guitar awesome today!

Custom Guitar Inlay & Headstock Skins
Skinny's Custom Headstock Skins service can be a simple, single color skin...or add your own logo...or fill a shape with a pattern...or lay a patterned shape over a wood or metal background...etc.  In other words, we can create any style headstock skin for any size, shape or style...guitar, bass, or acoustic!  Contact us for more information and make your guitar awesome today!

Their logo or your logo...we can create any text or image logo you wish in any color, any style and any texture including wood, metal, abalone, fire and so much more!

Brand your own, skinned guitar with your name or the name of your company.  Promote your band or even start your own skinned guitar company with your custom branded guitars!

Custom ReColored Guitar Skins
Skinny's ReColored Guitar Skins service provides solid color skins or taking any design from our 1500+ collection and modifying the color.  Contact us for more information and make your guitar awesome!

For more information on custom skins, click here or contact us!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

20% OFF Your July 4th Purchase!


This weekend ONLY get a 20% refund of your purchase!

Here's how:

1. Order like normal from

2. Email us at skinny@skinnyswebworks.com
with your order number and code "FIREWORKS"

3. Get a 20% refund!

Offer valid for the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

*Some restrictions may apply. One time use only. May not be combined with any other coupon or discount. May not be used to purchase gift cards. Valid for 2017 only. Not valid on accessories or shipping & handling. RETURNS NOT ACCEPTED.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Choosing the Right Guitar Strings

The huge variety of guitar strings available ensure that you can find the exact ones you need; however, it also can be overwhelming and a bit confusing determining which ones you should invest in.


The first thing to start with is the gauge. The string's gauge refers to the size of the string. Usually available in heavy, medium, and light, some brands also offer super heavy or super light sets.

• Heavy - Great for powerful and aggressive strumming, heavy strings produce a better sound for heavy rock and metal.

• Medium - Medium strings are well balanced for general styles of play which make them good for beginners.

• Light - Requiring less pressure, light strings are easier to bend which makes them great for shredding and fast picking.

Another thing to consider when picking strings is the metal used to make different ones. Many different metals are used and they all provide a different tone.

• Nickel-plated steel strings - Having a well balanced tone that works well for many different playing styles, these are the most popular among electric guitarists.

• Pure nickel strings - Good for vintage styles due to their smooth tone.

• Stainless steel strings - Provide a crisp sound.

Containing different properties, other metals used include chrome, titanium, cobalt, and copper-plated steel.

Also influencing the tone strings make is whether they are rounded core or hex core strings. 

• Round core - Usually wound by hand which ensures quality, round core strings provide a more vintage sound because they are more dense.

• Hex core - Now the industry standard, hex core strings can be precisely wound which ensures tight core tension and provides consistent performance.

Increasing in popularity lately are coated guitar strings. Initially developed to prevent corrosion, manufacturers now offer numerous colors which can be extremely eye-catching during a performance.


Some of the most popular guitar string brands include:

• Ernie Ball
• Elixir
• D’Addario
• DR Strings
• Fender

However, there are many other brands that sell quality strings.