Black em or hate em? :)

Whats your take on black axes?

  • 1) Theres other colors??? All my gutiars are black

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • 2) They're ok, nothing special.

    Votes: 20 69.0%
  • 3) You mean those ones that get all dirty and nasty if you just look at them wrong?

    Votes: 8 27.6%

  • Total voters
It's weird, I can't see at least half the pics you post on the forum! I have no idea why.
There are guitars that need to be black.

The simplicity of black sets off and cleans up any guitar with ornate shapes or trim. For example, that ornate early 20th century gimcrackery Gibsons have as part of the design of a 335 calls out to me for a simple finish (i.e., the multiple curve headstock shape, the trim pieces, the pick guards with the metal support, the big inlays, etc). Black for those, please. Same with guitars with big, curvy, plastic pick guards, like Strats.

So I've had a few black guitars - I thought they looked absolutely fantastic.

PRS' have a cleaner, less ornate design than these guitars to start with, so they don't need a simple finish to set off the rest of their design. However, a black PRS does appeal to me quite a bit. I just can't resist the fancy translucent finishes.