Black or cream rings on my McCarty 594 semi-hollow?

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Black or cream rings on my MC594 semi?

  1. Black

    61.1%
  2. Cream

    38.9%
  1. clmazza

    clmazza Bullet the Blue Sky

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    I was looking at dfarr’s Killer new acquisition and it got me thinking... do I prefer the cream rings or black with stunning charcoal cherry burst finish? Swap mine back? Help me decide...

    I’m clearly passing the time this weekend given the COVID-19 concerns... be safe, all!

    Mine...
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    Dfarr’s
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  2. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Black
     
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  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Can’t go wrong either way, but I voted cream. Ties in nicely with the neck binding and the nut.
     
  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I voted black, but I cannot argue with this logic.
     
  5. gwayne

    gwayne New Member

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    I'd go with black. I really wish the volume and tone knobs were solid black vs the smoke color. That's just me.
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I like the black on your guitar.
     
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  7. iLookLikeElvis

    iLookLikeElvis New Member

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    Black. It takes less focus away from the finish. Both killer though.
     
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Both work.

    Dfarr’s look right because of the lighting the photographer has used and it mellows the top a bit, which means the rings match nicely.

    Your photo appears to be taken in a light with more contrast, pulling more blues from the charcoal area of the burst, which compare nicely with the black rings.

    But what makes you happy is what is important.
     
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  9. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Cream for me.

    Wait. Did you go black, and then go back?
     
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  10. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

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    I normally prefer black rings but I think the cherry charcoal looks great with cream.
     
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  11. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    as said above ^
     
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  12. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    One of each :D
     
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  13. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    Both work in this case. I prefer black, but the cream ones work nicely with the neck's binding.
     
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  14. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Both look great, seriously. I voted cream due to fretboard binding and bone nut.
     
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  15. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    I most often go for cream in these debates, but in your case I prefer black.
    Gives the guitar a more serious, business-like appearance.
     
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  16. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Black for me
     
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  17. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Both look good, but black looks better. It makes the striations pop.
     
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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Cream all day.
     
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  19. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    In the case of your guitar: Black.

    This is coming from the guy who swapped out the stock white ones for cream on my 594SH.

    =K
     
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  20. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    You wish...
     

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