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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by g.wizz, Jun 17, 2018.
People like pink guitars, so that's cool too.
May be that as the dye becomes less intense there seems to be less contrast, thus less 3-D effect.
While I may be wrong, water-based analine dyes tend to more colorfast than solvent-based analine dyes. I have a 1992 blue flame maple Ibanez S540 that I have owned since new. It is an HSS S-Series guitar. I would have to pull the humbucker out to check, but it does not appear to have faded much at all.
Those S series guitars are great!! I had a similar S540 in the past, with flamed front and back and I now have an S2120x from 2002 in sunburst that is always on the wall and it hasn't faded as well.
aha that is so cool!
In addition to my very faded Royal Blue guitar pictured earlier in the thread I've had a couple of early Vintage Yellow PRS Customs that likewise had faded, albeit not as badly. I also had an early PRS Custom in Cherry Sunburst that hadn't faded at all. So I think it's colour / dye specific how various PRS stains react to UV.
A 513 has none obviously. No real chance to discover none not-faded out areas, apart from under the vibrato I pre-asume.
My 513 is from 2011, stored everytime and every hour out of its case, hanging in a stand in our living room nearby a glass door to the garden. I didn't observe any loose of 3D effect in the grain.
I think the blue dye is more susceptible to fading than the black gold on your 513 and without direct sunlight.
this is how I got it
and now it looks after 4 years and a half: indoors
outdoors direct sunlight
I still like the way it looks!
I'm not complaining at all brother
I'm with you, both versions look great!
This has given me an idea. I always thought my Custom 24 SE colour a bit garish (it wasn't chosen for its looks). I'll leave it out of its case starting tomorrow.
You bought once a jeans in appearance of a 513, my dear friend, @g.wizz. You shouldn't washed it with stones so often.
Honestly: The blue coat seemed to be very sensitive to UV rays. Other than that: This doesn't affect sound. And your guitar is still very mouth watering. And likewise we human change our outlook with the seasons of life so it does a guitar, one more, one less.
That’s crazy! Even the knobs faded from amber to clear.
OH didn't you notice that the tuning buttons have blackened and turned from gold to black gold to finally became Ebony from the extreme heat?
Shredding so hot it melted the tuners!
Haha, that would be possible after I get the new Bogner ecstasy red mini pedal and combine it with my Dirty Shirley pedal