I keep seeing solid back color guitars

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Black Plaid, May 22, 2019.

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Does anyone prefer solid color backs?

  1. I like to see the wood grain

    74.6%
  2. I prefer a solid color back

    1.7%
  3. It depends (explain below)

    23.7%
  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Oh mama, that Mesa too!

    Hey! Dave and I do the puns, you just concentrate on showing us nice guitars!;)

    Stop it, stop it, stop it!!

    Are you sure we’re not related?;)


    Talking of decadence, @bodia has a seafoam (or did) opaque top, that shows of the faux binding. You can see how sexy the figuring on that top is just f
     
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  2. bodia

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

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    This one? Had.....:(

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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Aw no!
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    That thing was flamey underneath too! This is about the worst angle to shoot for flames and you can still see a good portion.

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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I recognise that floor!

    I’d not be able to resist but pull the pickups just to check out the cavities! I know I’m sad!
     
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  6. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    Man That is so sexy.!!!:eek:
     
  7. BMiller

    BMiller New Member

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    Let's see. One CE has a black back with natural binding, one CE is a solid color all over (Blazing Copper), my McCarty has an Emerald top with black back, the CU24 and DGT WL have stained backs. The SE Tremonti Custom has a black back.

    Honestly, it doesn't matter to meI don't see the back when it's on a stand or on a hanger. I don't see the back when playing. While the top color is a small factor when buying, it comes down to feel and tone. Sure, when I'm buying at this price point, I want something that inspires me to pick it up just based upon looks. But I've never not bought a well playing and sounding guitar based upon color of the front or back.
     
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Pretty much how I feel. I haven’t looked at the backs of my guitars in quite a while, come to think of it!

    Yes, I suck at being a PRS aficionado. :)
     
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  9. tonytester

    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    every used to own wishes they still had it.
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Truth!
     
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  11. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

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    I always prefer natural back to solid color. My biggest gripe with my wood library CU24 is they covered up the swamp ash with black paint. I always wonder what the wood looks like under there.
     
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  12. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    There is no way I will ever own a black guitar. That is unless a good deal comes along;)
     
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  13. grausch

    grausch New Member

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    None more black.

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  14. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    And so was @ScottR ....:D
     
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  15. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    There is some really nice 'Black' guitars and not necessarily a uniformly 'black' finish. There are Black guitars that still show the grain and, if I were to buy a 'black' guitar, that would be more likely to tempt me to part with money.

    My first guitar - which I would buy back if I could - was a solid black colour with cream binding. That was an Epiphone Les Paul Custom with the traditional Gibson Headstock and the Diamond inlay - also had Gibson on the TRC. Granted it was used when I bought it and not particularly valuable or attractive but it was my first Guitar and I bought it myself so has some 'sentimental' value. I doubt I would play it more than my PRS guitars either but it was my first.

    Apart from rebuying my first, I don't expect to be tempted to buy a Solid Black guitar ever again....
     
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  16. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    @Alnus Rubra said he loves wood...o_O

    (Beavis & Butthead laugh)
    :eek::D
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Love you BFASM!
     
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  18. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Brilliant! It's solid color *and* you can see the grain!
     
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  19. mookyshoots

    mookyshoots Mom always told me I was special

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    That black back now has me wondering. Has PRS ever done doghair finishes ala Collings?
     
  20. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    On Private Stock they’ve done it.
     
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