Private Stock is fading!!!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by windsongstudios, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Glide-bpm

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

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    Yeah, I haven't had any trouble with the finish on my Wood Library 509 fading, and I gig the heck out of it all the time!
     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Exactly. I’ve never had a finish fade on a PRS in 28 years. It’s not really much harder to open a guitar case and take the guitar out, than take one off a rack.
     
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  3. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    It has to be the formula used for the stain. My Dark Cherry red McCarty is now 14yrs old and has not seen it's case except to get here from Texas. It shows no real apparent fading neither in person or in former pictures. I keep it in a room that has western afternoon sun, with curtains and shades, but still it seems a very intricate stain on that northern lights.
     
  4. srmd22

    srmd22 New Member

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    I had a "cerise" PS for a couple of years, same thing happened - faded to a pink gold color. I actually liked the effect, but that is not the point. Sounds like they don't warranty fading, and now we know why. I can see why you are bummed, the color, while beautiful in its own right, is very different from what you bought. To be fair, fading is really common, and I have had numerous guitars with that issue, although, admittedly, the PRS is the only one that faded so quickly. But I have had white guitars turn "cream" or yellowish (LP customs are famous for this - looks great actually), a pelham blue nitro that has a greenish-yellow tint now (I love it), and some others just get dull. If PRS can't help you, I would just get philosophical and enjoy the new color, or sell it if it really continues to bum you out. I sold my cerise (which was a little like bonnie pink, but more complex), but not because of that. In fact, not because of anything. Wish I still had it.
     
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  5. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    Here are 2 86 Royal Blue Custom 24s. They've both faded a bit but certainly at a different rate. I have a sample size of 2 so I'm not sure if they all fade.

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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I do love that almost natural look!
     
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  7. bodia

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

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    Ditto!
     
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  8. AlienSexGod

    AlienSexGod New Member

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    blue AND purple is seems!

    Why has i stayed intact in certain areas however?
    The original finish is amazing and sure this is unacceptable that is it not colourfast particularly without much light exposure!
     
  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Oh omnipotent one!;)
     
  10. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    I'm not sure it's fair to say that all blue finishes fade.
    I have a 2008 CU24 in blue, dark blue, (I think it is whale blue but i'm not in the same county as the guitar currently so can't check) - but this guitar has been played, gigged, dinged, bashed, left on a stand, hung on the wall for months.....and not even a slight fade. I even stood it on it's stand in direct sunlight a couple of years ago to deliberately try and lighten the colour, after reading a thread on here about it. Nothing.

    However, and conversely, I have a 2014 CU24 in Aquableux, it is my baby, i've never gigged it, in fact i've never played it outside of the house. It lives in its case safely tucked away when not in use, and its faded. It's turning greyer and greyer all the time. It started as a gorgeous blue with a river of green running through it, then the blue faded and it was more prominent green, now, it is turning grey, not unlike its owner. I'll keep it, because I love it, but I wholeheartedly wish it hadn't turned grey.....like me. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Dave, I’m sorry to do this to you, but photos otherwise it’s a Sky-blue-pink Charvel! ;)
     
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  12. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Made me actually laugh out loud, I love my sky blue pink Charvel.

    I'll see what photos I can get together over the next couple of days. I'm not near the dark blue CU24, but I guess we don't need photos of it 'not' fading.
     
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  13. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    Blue dies in the light. Solution: guitar case.
     
  14. derFunk

    derFunk New Member

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    This thread is super helpful. I'm daydreaming about what I'll be buying come around February. I thought that I had settled on a Whale Blue S2 Custom 24. Now I'm not so sure. Yes I keep my guitars in cases, but I hate the idea of even thinking of living in fear of fade or something.
     
  15. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    hate to be contrarian (not really!), but i like all the posted fades, and want to see a faded gold top too.
     
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  16. windsongstudios

    windsongstudios New Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]Guess who's back and looks even better than the first time she left the factory? Many thanks to Shawn and everyone at PRS, I am forever grateful.
     
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  17. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Woohoo! We all love happy endings. :D
     
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  18. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

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    Wow!!! That was fast!! Looks great, Got to love PRS :D:D
     
  19. WA Paul

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

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    Terrific!
     
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  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Fantastic.
    What an amazing job.
     
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