This one took me a while to figure out how i wanted to do it, since I couldn’t engrave the whole thing in one piece (it’s larger than the engravable area) and i didn’t want to try to line it up perfectly and either (a) trash the body if i messed it up and (b) waste an hour + engrave if step 2 wasn’t perfect.
So I inset from the edges/hardware/pickguard and even though most of it is one large engrave (with a smaller engrave on the return (the part above the neck)), I was able to rotate the guitar and fit that large engrave area into one job. it ain’t perfect, still had some small alignment issues (mostly trying to get the exact shape of the guitar into illustrator so my insets were even). but i’m overall happy with how it turned out. have some ideas about doing paisley guitar #2 a little differently.