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Following the ransomware attack on the Royal Mail International service, the latest update is shown below and it looks like International post has resumed, but there's a massive backlog so please be patient. I am getting reports from US/CAN of orders sent 1st Jan not beimg delivered yet, but shippments to Europe are now getting through, please be patient.



Last updated: 27th of January 2023


Welcome to our international incident bulletin; a roundup of any issues that may be impacting our parcel and letter services to and from countries around the world. We keep this information as up to date as possible, with information supplied to Royal Mail by the various foreign national postal authorities.

Service Update

We have made further progress in exporting an increasing number of items to a growing number of international destinations. We are using alternative solutions and systems, which are not affected by the recent cyber incident.

Our focus has been on despatching the export parcels and letters which were in our network before the cyber incident. We have also been successfully despatching standard export letters since reinstating those services for customers on 18 January. 

As a result of this progress and the growing capability of our alternative export solutions, we can now announce that from Thursday 26 January we will be resuming our International Tracked & Signed as well as International Signed services to all destinations for business account customers and customers buying postage online. This includes parcel, large letter and letter formats of these services. Online shipping solutions will be enabled to allow customers to select these services, print labels and send items from Thursday 26 January.

Note: Customers in Northern Ireland are also able to submit both export letters and export parcels for all services bound for Ireland into the Royal Mail network through all channels. These services are currently only available for customers based in Northern Ireland.

Delivery of International Tracked & Signed and International Signed items posted from Thursday 26 January may take slightly longer than usual and customers may notice different tracking information as items leave the UK.  

We continue to ask customers not to submit any new Tracked or Untracked (Standard/Economy) export parcels into our network just yet. We are aiming to provide further updates on these services in the coming days.

Import operations continue to perform a full service with some minor delays. Domestic services are unaffected. We would like to sincerely apologise to impacted customers for the disruption this incident is causing. Our teams are continuing to work around the clock to reinstate all remaining services for export letters and parcels as quickly as we can.


Headstock Decals


For professional factory finished results. Our decals are used by guitar luthiers worldwide. All decals are for professional restoration, repairs, guitar luthier work & headstock logo replacement etc. Our Decals are very high quality, completely vintage accurate printed with metallic inks on the very best transfer film and carrier paper and then precoated with Nitrocellelulose lacquer - not to be confused with cheaper decals available online,

A few years ago, if you needed a replacement headstock decal, you either bought one from the Original manufacturer or one of the early copy decals available through the internet. These copy decals are obviously cheaper than the originals but came with a few problems. There are now a number of versions available, all of which I’ve tried, so for your benefit I would like to share my experiences with you.

The first decals available were the ‘Patch’ type, where you have the logo only. This came as a clear waterslide transfer with the logo printed by an inkjet printer or a computer cut self adhesive vinyl. Once applied you simply sprayed lacquer over the top and ‘bury’ the logo. The only problem was the early waterslides tended to be quite thick so always showed a protruding edge around the cut out. The vinyl’s were even thicker and tended to melt if you used a cellulose based lacquer, which most restorers/finishers do.

The early waterslides were very delicate, and if the ink was not ‘fixed’ could run when the backing paper was soaked off, they also curled up if left in the water too long and shriveled up if one was too impatient with the lacquer. As they were ‘patches’ if you had more than one decal to apply then obviously they came separately and so presented positioning and lining up problems.



The current waterslide decals are much better. The transfer is much thinner and pre-coated with a thin layer of nitro cellulose lacquer. This fixes the ink and makes them easier to handle, less likely to curl up in water and being less delicate, are easier to position once on the head stock. I would recommend this form of decal and not the vinyl type for your headstock, but ok on your amp or case, anywhere that you are not going to lacquer, although they do take varnish.

This is the only type of waterslide decal that we now sell

Read fitting instructions suplied with decals before applying

and watch this video


Each headstock decal has been carefully recreated based on actual vintage models from the 1950's through the 1970's and replacements for modern models, using real metallic Silver or Gold ink.   Our waterslide decals are the perfect replacement for any repair or restoration project.

These decals are not cheap inkjet or laser printer decals.  They are extremely accurate, high quality vintage reproduction waterslide decals, Luthier quality for professional restoration projects

Our decals are not from the original manufacturers, but in most cases they are more vintage accurate than the replacement decals currently available elsewhere. Please note  we have no association with Fender, FMIC or Gibson.

  • Real metallic gold/silver inks
  • All Decals come pre coated with Nitro Cellulose Lacquer
  • Use Nitro or Acrylic lacquer to Clear Coat
  • Free 'Contour Body' Included




UK standard Royal Mail
International standard Letter Air Mail (No Tracking)

Please note, you will receive a confirmjation email
and order ref. from me within 24 hours of placing your order,
please check your junk folder for this before contacting



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Thanks to my many customers for their kind words, Just a selection:

Best waterslides I have ever worked with.. Thanks for getting them to me so quick!!

today I received the decals ... they are superior quality ... and thanks for the turbo-fast delivery! If I need more logos or decals, I will definetely order them from you!
Greetz from Germany

I got the decal yesterday and slapped it on last night. Thanks for such a great decal. The instructions really helped too. I've needed this decal for 35 years for my 1954 Jr. and it looks very nice on there. Now to build up some lacquer and put it back together.
Thanks again,
Bill , MO. USA

Received your package yesterday 10/25 [unexpectedly fast turnaround] and neither of our postal services managed to bugger-up the goods in transit which I guess means there is a god after all and he does perform the occasional minor miracle.The decal/transfer looks great – very nicely done! Couldn’t have asked for or expected a better job. Should I embark on another one of these projects in the future I’ll definitely keep your services in mind.
Thanks again and best regards,

Just got the decal and applied it to the headstock, looks great. Good price, fast shipping, I'm very pleased with the transaction. Thank you,
Bruno, Luxembourg.

recieved decal today, (very fast), GREAT JOB.
Many thanks Billy T&W UK

Just a note to say thank you for the excellent service. The decal arrived promptly, well packaged and with great instructions for applying / getting a great finish. Looking forward to restoring my guitar to its former glory.
Ric. Warwick UK

Hi there again Crox,
I just ordered another 1961/62 strat decal. The last one turned out perfect when I followed your very clear instructions. I finished of like you suggested with sanding an lacquering many many times. I achieved a dead flat
sealed decal......PERFECT!!!
Michael , NSW Australia

Outstanding logos and service! Allready arrived! Thanks a lot, will definitely order again!
Stefan, Austria

I received my Gibson repair decal right away and it is of high quality, as always. Very correct for the vintage once some toning lacquer goes over the top. Thanks for the great service.
George FL. USA

Received the decal today - many thanks! Very friendly and efficient service. I will be recommending you to all of my friends & family.
Lew, Wigan UK




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