Would the real Orange Tiger please stand up?

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  1. MichaelS

    MichaelS I'm here for the free kool-aid...

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    I really like the Orange Tiger color, but am very confused as to what it really looks like.
    A quick look at a Reverb search of 'PRS orange tiger' shows so many different variations. Is it just the lighting?
    Which one would be the closest to reality then?
    Or is it an inconsistent color? Or has it evolved over the years?
    Looking for something less brown, but not too red.

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  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Here's my P22

    This shot is in my office under fluorescent light just after unboxing

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    And this shot is outside in full sunlight

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    I guess I never noticed the other examples you've shown and always assumed this was it.
     
  3. MichaelS

    MichaelS I'm here for the free kool-aid...

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    wow... nice one. two colors in one.
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Thanks, I'm diggin' it.
     
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  5. Spikedog007

    Spikedog007 Life is good, it really is.

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    Cool a thread that gives me an excuse to post my favorite SC guitar...
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    It does look different in different light. Usually it needs a lot of light to really see the color well, otherwise it looks much darker.

    Or maybe just a really good photog like Brian's has...
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  6. Spikedog007

    Spikedog007 Life is good, it really is.

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    The color that seems to vary more than any other (at least from what I've seen) is Livingston lemon drop.
     
  7. MichaelS

    MichaelS I'm here for the free kool-aid...

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    Sweet...
    Although I'd always end up buying a wide flame tope, I love staring at awesome quilts like that... like a velvet scarf...
     
  8. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Well, as the mantra goes, each pieced of wood takes the stain differently, and each staining job is a work of art, done by hand/eye.

    Take a look a the various finishes called "black gold" as another example, or "blue matteo".
     
  9. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    Some of it is lighting, some of it is their camera isn't calibrated, but honestly, there are some colours for which there is a lot of variation. So if you want to get an orange tiger of a particular hue and shade, I'd recommend ordering it new, and specifying to the dealer when you order it.
     
  10. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    PRS colors do not have a solid consistency from one model year to the next, which I learned the hard way. I had a refinish performed on a guitar and stated that I wanted a Black Cherry finish and submitted a photo of a Black Cherry finish from years ago that I wanted matched. But when I opened the case to inspect the refinish, what I got was a present day version of Black Cherry which was much darker and completely different than the Black Cherry version I supplied in the photo. I accepted the guitar back without saying a single negative word but I was so unhappy with the new finish on one of my favorite guitars that I put it up for sale and sold it immediately.
     
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  11. Phil M

    Phil M New Member

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    Necro thread, yes - but I felt the need to post this.

    My 2015 Orange Tiger Custom 24 has never photographed well for me. It always ends up looking brown in photographs and pretty different than how it looks to me in person. Today, I had the guitar leaning on the couch and a rare ray of January sun came through the blinds. I moved the guitar around and got some better shots. Finally!

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  12. MoggyMel

    MoggyMel Not My Boyfriend's PRS

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    This is my 2010 Custom 22 Soapbar Limited in Orange Tiger Burst. The picture is very accurate as far as the color goes. It is a deeper orange with brown tones. I do not know if the "burst" version is a darker hue. I have a Special Semi-hollow on order in orange tiger and I am hoping it is closer to this Soapbar rather than being a brighter orange.

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