Need advise.

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  1. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    I ordered a Northern lights Private Stock 20th Anniv. The guitar that came in is WAY different in color than what I ordered.

    Bought it from the guitar sanctuary.

    Do I send it back? I'm really not happy about the color.

    This is what I ordered.

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    This is what I received.

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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Booyakasha!

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    Oh god, yes! Return that immediately.
     
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  3. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    You don't need to ask. You already know the answer.

    Sorry, that is total BS.
     
  4. bodia

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

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    I'd say yes, cuz that looks just like Bruise Burst. Not even close to NL.
     
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  5. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Rider1260 New Member

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    Its still a sweet looking guitar, if it sounds killer that would be a tough one for me, but if you don't like it then return it
     
  7. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    wow, it REALLY faded between pics and delivery!
     
  8. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    It looks like the blue all faded out.
    Talk to the dealer and send it back.
     
  9. televisual

    televisual New Member

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    That's really unfortunate as it looks like a stellar guitar.
     
  10. tonytester

    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    not what you wanted , sorry , send it back
     
  11. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    hate it.
     
  12. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    If you really like the guitar itself, it'd be worth contacting PRS Customer Service and see if there is anything at all they can do for you.

    If they can't make it happen for you, and you really hate the color, absolutely send it back.
     
  13. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    Heres some pics inside. When you take it out in the sun, its as purple as it can get. inside it looks like a completely different guitar. I've never seen a guitar look so drastically different with light.

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  14. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    BTW all pics are unedited straight out of my iPhone.
     
  15. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Looks like a bit of catfishing ;)
     
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  16. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    This is a very serious purchase to be unhappy with for any reason. That said, I would certainly expect the dealer to return this for you.
     
  17. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I'd return it. That color looks wrong....
     
  18. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    That ain't Northern Lights... Looks like they forgot all the indigo/blue in the middle...
     
  19. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    dealer pics are always a bit different, sometimes better sometimes not as good as in person. it does look different and only you can make the call.

    I like it both ways.
     
  20. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf I'm a Dog! I do Dog Things!

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    let's do a bit of rational analysis,
    1. very few guitars have stains that don't fade, some fade more than others.
    2. 20th anniversary guitar was made in 2005 is that correct? 13 years of fading
    3. I think it might be well known that the purple dye that PRS uses has been noted to fade more dramatically.
    4. that particular fading is still quite spectacular, however less spectacular than it was 13 years ago.
    5. I am convinced that 1st picture looks like the original 13-year-old picture factory fresh spectacular paint job.
    I had a purple hazel tremonti looked spectacular the day I received it 2010,, the guitar was left out and played every day never in direct sunlight, but in indirect sunlight and florescent lights.
    I sold it in 2016, I took the pickup rings off to look at the pickups, shocking fade. even though it was still quite gorgeous.
    it faded to a beautiful completely barely purple almost black-and-white looking charcoal flame with a touch of purple.
    so I've definitely seen the purple being the most dramatic fades.
    I guess your next question is how much more will it continue to fade as the years go by.
    very interesting.
    but I think it is to be expected given its age. the seller should have provided you with more current pictures.
    I'm sure guitar sanctuary will do whatever you want.
     

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