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Is this a good vintage color
Too dark(brown)
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Looks good to me
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Need an honest opinion on the color Reply with quote

Okay, my turn to ask whether or not the coloring on this neck is too brown or dark. I am trying to go for a more vintage color or aged color. I mixed some tobacco brown in with some vintage amber mix in lacquer and I kind of like it but I'm not sure if I made it too dark. Please be honest. I don't mind stripping it back down and starting over but remember that its the color I want opinions on not whether you like it for yourself for personal taste. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it could work if the rest of the guitar is aged as well.

I know we all hate what he does, but this is a great resource for pictures. There are definitely some neck pictured that are that dark.

http://www.eddievegas.com/store/products/Stratocaster-Necks/1.php
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its actually going on a Butterscotch Blonde J Bass. I think it may be too dark. Dammit. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks great, but I think its to dark..

But it could be the lighting as well.. any way to take her outside tommorrow in natural light?

so we can see a true representation of it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ibanezcollector wrote:
It looks great, but I think its to dark..

But it could be the lighting as well.. any way to take her outside tommorrow in natural light?

so we can see a true representation of it.


Yeah, thats exactly what I need to do. I will try to get that done tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen a few vint necks that aged that dark but the bodies were equally as dark. Looks good but it might not work with a butterscotch unless you tint it, too.

Why not wait til the body's done then try it on.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Joe, I need to see it in natural light to really see the color. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes maybe a tad too dark or brown.
I've found that photographing these necks is a real challenge.
On ones that I have dyed and thought they were perfect, they almost always look too yellow in a picture.
It's almost like you have to photoshop the colors to make it look like it does in person.
On the last Allparts neck I did, I thought I got too much brown into the vintage amber, but I sanded it lightly and to me it looks extremely vintage.
Probably the best one I've done. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it will work. I guess you hanen't painted the body yet? I'd wait until you see the body with it before you make that call.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body is done and curing. I might just have to put the whole thing together and see how it looks before I strip it or put the decal on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see some more pics Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless the things going in a museum display I'd say it's good enough for me. I'm sure no ones going to be critiquing subtle colors on the neck when your rocking out on stage with it anyway. Very Happy I say it's fine the way it is. Lacquer or Oil?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aghhhhh Joe what did you do to my neck?.... Shocked

No really...You have my honest vote on leaving it like it is.I think those block inlays will stand out even more.I will reserve judgement untill I see the outside pics though.I did push the vote button,so if you have to change it blame those other guys Laughing

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's going on a butterscotch body I'd definitely redo it. Sorry, bro.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember to think about what it will look like in a year or two, after the nitro has started aging. It may be a little too dark now, really dark and unnatural down the road.
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