Fading Charcoal or Grays???

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  1. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    What's your experience w any charcoal or gray color PRS' when left out in a normally lit room over time? We know what the blues do, how about these?
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Any grey/gray is really just a dark dark blue, so you still have to be careful.
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  4. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    My grey black SC still looks exactly the same. It’s a 2007 I think. It hangs on the wall, but the only window is on that same wall so it doesn’t get direct sun. That said, I’ve seen some that have faded. I mean, the faded grey black color came from somewhere, right? I don’t think the fade percentage is as high as blues, but that’s a guess. The charcoal guitars I used to own didn’t fade either. The one I had longest was in my possession for 5 years or so. My Archon fascia’s never faded.
     
  5. bodia

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

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    Not sure, but I’d love to see some old examples
     
  6. clmazza

    clmazza Bullet the Blue Sky

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    Mine’s a 2020... still looks like the day I bought it...
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  7. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 Old Member

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    Here’s my 2018 charcoal 594. I keep it in the case but I still think it’s faded a bit.
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  8. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    1994 Gray Black Custom22 that I have owned for 20 years.

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  9. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Yeah, all my dark gray or char/blk seem pretty stable in their cases. But now I wanted a couple out in view and started to wonder which prompted this thread. I'm especially interested since I really wanted my new frostbite char. dragons breath Dragon to "Hang Out" but don't want fade.
     
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  10. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    My charcoal burst 2017 McCarty sits in a stand (since I bought it new) - no fading at all.
     
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  11. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Oh man, this thread might kill me. There’s not enough charcoal in my life. I need to go buy a Weber grill or something. Beautiful guitars gents.
     
  12. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Has there ever been a charcoal thread? Don't think so but it's one of my favorite colors. I'd post a bunch if my damn photobucksh-t wasn't an issue. JD if you see this would you put up a couple of my Dragon shots, thanks.
    Let's see some more char/gray ones from your inventories.
     
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  13. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    My buddy’s and my favorite Charcoal color

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  15. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    SC 250?
    I remember this one from the BaM days.
    And I still love it.
     
  16. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    Okay, you asked for it...

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  17. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 Old Member

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    Can that flame get any tighter? That thing is crazy!
     
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    Crap I need to add PRS #5 to the fleet in Charcoal! Sweet guitars guys!!!!
     
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  19. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Just a singlecut AP. It is 25” scale but originally had gold hardware and #7 pickups. I first saw it on the rig talk forum and obsessed about the guitar. I had a chance to buy it when he sold it but turned it down because I wanted a stripped 58 or SC58. I think it ended up in @Brian G hands somehow and someone from BaM. I believe I commented on it randomly in a thread and that forum member(name escapes me) said he’d consider letting it go and I bought it. I really should do it some justice with a nice video or something. It’s a fantastic guitar that rings for days.

    Here's the original look with a better view of the top.
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  20. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Days of old...

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