Northern lights fading

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  1. Tag

    Tag New Member

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    That looks like the same color as my PS, but its called "aqua violet". ???????

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  2. WA Paul

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

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    NL has a wide variation in color depending on the specific piece of maple, more so than any other color I’ve come across. For some reason the PS 20th anniversary run looks closed to AV than the other NLs I’ve seen - maybe due to the smoke burst finish on those versus the typical NL stain?

    I had a SC594SH in NL, definitely not close to AV, which I had on a Collection IX

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  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike This space for rent

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    I kinda like the faded out color more than the northern light color.
    <Shrug>

    It's a bummer if that's the focal point of the ownership, but for me if i'm, bonded with and love the guitar's tone and playability that takes preference.
    I never sweat the cosmetics too much anymore. Stuff changes.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike This space for rent

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    I'm convinced my playing is effecting Mrs. Big Mike's sanity.
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Ooh the clamps!:confused:
     
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  6. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    She's back!
    Insane how it changes under different lighting and angles.

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  7. Davey

    Davey TV remote CEO

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    Absolutely Gorgeous!
     
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  8. WA Paul

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

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    Wow! You changed the pickup rings too :)

    Such a monster curly top on that one!
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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  10. bodia

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

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    Man, that looks awesome!
     
  11. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Wow, that looks really great! So glad PRS got you taken care of. There is absolutely no match to PRS when it comes to customer service.

    Gotta say, wouldn't mind some more pics of this one ;)
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Me too!
     
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    That guitar is unbelievable lookin’.
     
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    Wow, yeah, that sucks. Dang shame, and sorry to hear. I got a used cherryburst McCarty a while ago, and near as I can tell the finish hasn't faded. I wonder what the difference is? I've pulled off the volume and tone knobs just to clean the 14 years of collected gunk underneath, and there weren't any finish circles there. I'm sure the finish probably isn't the EXACT same shade it was brand new, but I haven't noticed anything, apart from natural relic wear and tear from the previous owner.
     
  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That. Is. Unbelievable!

    Puts mine in the shade, Matt. Just GORGEOUS.
     
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  16. matt3310

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    I don't know man, I love yours!
     
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  17. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    That is SUPERB :cool::cool::cool:
     
  18. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    INTENSE!

    I thought I heard the difference between Northern Lights and Aqua Violet was in the order they lay the colors down, but I could be wrong. Both will tone up or down differently depending on the wood, and that's true of any color. Keep that hot mama in the case, brother, and you'll be right as rain!
     
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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It’s a Gilligan’s Island Conundrum. Maryann or Ginger?

    Yours took the subtle colors really well, so it’s a stunner.
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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