Is it my eye sight?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by g.wizz, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    or pink :)
     
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  2. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    People like pink guitars, so that's cool too.
     
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  3. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    May be that as the dye becomes less intense there seems to be less contrast, thus less 3-D effect.
     
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  4. Em7

    Em7 deus ex machina

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    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.
     
  5. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    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.
     
  6. JJJ

    JJJ asleep

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    aha that is so cool!
     
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  7. Collywobbles

    Collywobbles New Member

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    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.
     
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  8. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    A 513 has none obviously. No real chance to discover none not-faded out areas, apart from under the vibrato I pre-asume.
     
  9. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    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.
     
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  10. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    I think the blue dye is more susceptible to fading than the black gold on your 513 and without direct sunlight.
     
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  11. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    this is how I got it
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    and now it looks after 4 years and a half: indoors

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    outdoors direct sunlight
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  12. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    I still like the way it looks!
     
  13. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    I'm not complaining at all brother :)
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    I'm with you, both versions look great!
     
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  15. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    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.
     
  16. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    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.
     
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  17. TwelfthTangent

    TwelfthTangent .........................................

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    That’s crazy! Even the knobs faded from amber to clear. :D
     
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  18. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    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?:D
     
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  19. TwelfthTangent

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    Shredding so hot it melted the tuners! :)
     
  20. g.wizz

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    Haha, that would be possible after I get the new Bogner ecstasy red mini pedal and combine it with my Dirty Shirley pedal ;)
     
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