Fading Charcoal or Grays???

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  1. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    I have a 5708 LTD CU24 that has never been in a case and there is NO fading.
     
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  2. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    Good thread. I recently wondered if my 11 year old Modern Eagle Quatro in Charcoal Burst, seemed to fade - like the grey area looks lighter, probably.

    To clearly answer the question of OP and I, I managed to remove a pickup ring to see if there’s noticeable discoloration compared to uncovered area, and finally I couldn’t see anything wrong.

    Hope this helps. :cool:

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  3. bodia

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

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    That top is killer!
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    Charcoal? I can play!

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  5. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Maybe it's just me, but I see an upside down...

    :eek:
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I haven’t succumbed to the charcoal bug, but this dark grey hasn’t changed in ten years. It lives out of its case.
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  7. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    I'm seeing a ballet dancer with a vertical split :eek:
     
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  8. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    We have a bunch of Rorschach Test tops in here!
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m just seeing a bunch of [email protected]£d [email protected]€$ !!:)
     
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  10. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I have the left guitar's slightly less attractive sister:

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    But man does it play so sweetly!

    Oh, and the "charcoal" doesn't look so brown in some lighting. Weird.
     
  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Hot!
     
  12. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    I have a couple of grey PRS's, they haven't faded at all.
     
  13. jeffroel

    jeffroel New Member

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    This is my 2008 Charcoalburst. I've had it for 7 years now and haven't noticed any fading. It lives in a stand in my home studio

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  14. iLookLikeElvis

    iLookLikeElvis New Member

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    Ooh, me too, me too!

    This is about 9m old, kept on a wall hanger - it doesn't get direct sunlight but the room does get light in the morning. I don't think it has changed since I got it. The photo is a little yellow though (the wall is whiter than it looks in the photo, for example).

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  15. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    I have no idea. I just want to post pictures of my gray guitars.

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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Oh my!
     
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  17. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Omg guys, you're killing me and feel free to keep it up!
     
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  18. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    WOWEE!! That fade finish (what's it called?) is my all-time favorite PRS finish, next to Dragon's Breath.
     
  19. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Interesting... the natural "browns" in the wood show on my charcoal burst when I photograph it (like yours do towards the bottom) but in reality there is none of that brown/yellow hue - just shades of gray and black.
     
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  20. iLookLikeElvis

    iLookLikeElvis New Member

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    Right - I actually can see that yellowish/brownish tint near the bottom in person if I look hard enough! It is subtle and depends on the lighting. But yeah, the guitar looks a little darker in person than it does in that photo.
     

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