What Would You Do?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by bodia, Feb 14, 2019.

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Which would you put on this guitar

  1. Dip the Ivory in coffee

    5 vote(s)
    10.6%
  2. Black

    17 vote(s)
    36.2%
  3. Maple

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. Rosewood

    6 vote(s)
    12.8%
  5. Leave it

    16 vote(s)
    34.0%
  1. bodia

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

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    Purely vain poll. I'm not digging the Ivory rings on this guitar. Not sure what I should replace them with. Soaking the Ivory ones in coffee for a couple of hours would get me close to body binding, as would Maple rings. Rosewood rings would go with the fretboard and tuner keys. Black would work with the charcoal finish.

    What say ye?

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  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I voted "leave it," but I think black would look good, too.
     
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  3. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    You know my answer :D
     
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  4. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    I’d bet on black.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Leave it, I’m a fan of ivory rings, I find them very PRS.


    ..... and then I wouldn’t have to listen to some crap about it not being all original when I traded it in on a Santana.
     
  6. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    I want to see it back in Black!!! :D

    I wanted a semi-hollow Special and would have bought one in that colour (although I do prefer Fire Red Burst) but couldn't find one in the UK - just Blue or 'Yellow' coloured guitars...

    That's a great looking guitar but would certainly look better with Black rings, Maple as a 2nd choice btw
     
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  7. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Leave it or do the coffee stain method.
     
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  8. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    You just want to sell him an ivory whitener when he wants to shift back. :D

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  9. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    Excuse the bad photoshop skills.

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  10. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    Also here is my guitar for comparison


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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Stock ivory on the neck
    Coffee stain the middle
    Black on the bridge

    Morpheus!
     
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  12. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    Definitely prefer the Black....
     
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  13. jjhookemup

    jjhookemup Gearoholic

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    I like the ivory as well , but rosewood would be my second choice. Wouldn’t be bold like black...it would just naturally blend in. Beautiful guitar man. This forum is giving me “the Fever “.
     
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  14. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    CURLY MAPLE ALL THE WAY.
     
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  15. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    The coffee method is always cool, however, I'm not sure how well it would work on PRS parts. I've done it for some F style partscasters parts and the results depend on who's making the parts. I've had to scuff mine up with fine grain sandpaper to get the best results.
     
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  16. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Quit looking at it and play it... ;)
     
  17. DesolationBlvd

    DesolationBlvd New Member

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    With that finish I'd lean towards keeping the ivory colored rings. If it was darker or a green/blue/violet, I would have gone with black plastics.
     
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  18. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    I think the black looks better, evident on Matt's guitar.
     
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  19. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

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    Definitely black. I wish they’d use those rings stock more often than they do.
     
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  20. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    Is that black, or is it a very dark rosewood?

    Edit: Almost looks like ebony.
     
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