Thanks! I gave it a little workout this past weekend at our annual neighborhood Christmas party. I'm afraid I may have gone a little overboard, but the guitar happily accommodated my Neanderthal technique
The headstock decals are made with laser printer decal paper that I bought from MicroMark. I do the artwork in Serif Draw Plus, print it mirror image, then use either Testor's enamel metallic gold or a gold leaf paint marker to fill in the letters. Once that is completely dry, I brush a little white vinegar onto the headstock in the area where the decal will go, apply the decal, carefully dab it dry with a paper towel, then working from the center of the decal to the outer edges gently wipe with the paper towel to squeeze out any trapped air bubbles. Then I let it sit for a few hours and come back with a little more white vinegar brushed around the outer edges, which acts like a solvent on the decal film. That makes it easier to bury in lacquer.