Having a heck of a time choosing a Jag color!

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Which Jag color?

Burgundy Mist Metallic
36
28%
Coral (Yellowed Fiesta Red)
31
24%
Yellowed Sonic Blue
46
36%
Yellowed Olympic White
14
11%
 
Total votes: 127

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Having a heck of a time choosing a Jag color!

Post by Carbohydrates » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:25 pm

Let's get straight to the point. Here's what I'm considering for a CBS-era Jag build:

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There are good reasons for each of these four!

Burgundy Mist Metallic with mint; B&B: because I think the 50th Anniversary Jags are sexy as hell, but I'd prefer a matching headstock. Mint looks killer on this, but it's not CBS-accurate. I'm a little reluctant to pick this color because there are already two semi-easily obtainable Burgundy Jags on the market right now, but I DO love the color. Inspiration photo!

"Coral" with white; D&B: Coral is a weird color that usually refers to a shade of faded fiesta red. I dig the 'tomato soup' look of an orangier coral. Plus, it's one of the few shades of red I don't already own a guitar in. Inspiration photo!

Minty Yellowed Sonic Blue with white; D&B: Sonic Blue looks absolutely amazing once it yellows into this greenish tone. I'm a little hesitant to go with this, only because I think it looks even better as a Jazzmaster, and I'm not building a Jazzmaster. Inspiration photo!

Yellowed Olympic White with tort; B&B: This is the color combination of the first Jag I ever fell in love with. Saw one like this hanging in a shop in Tacoma, WA years ago: a very yellow Jag with a very red tort pickguard and a B&B fretboard. It really stuck with me. Also, this one might actually look better WITHOUT the matching head. Check the photo for reference: Inspiration photo!


One final note: all of my guitars right now are shades of orange and red. All of them! At first, it was just coincidence, but now I'm kind of actively seeking warm-toned guitars to keep this silly theme going. This is putting bias towards Coral and Yellowed Olympic White for me right now. But you know what? I still wanna know what you guys think! Whatever I choose, I'm going whole-hog on this bad boy - all top-of-the-line parts and woods and such. I've already got a slab of Brazilian rosewood for the fretboard.

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:19 pm

normally i'd say go for the yellow but i say go for the green-y one
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Post by fightoffyourdemons » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:54 pm

Like you, I love the 50th anniversary Jag, so I would go with the Burgundy Mist.

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Post by Riley1098 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:54 pm

That Coral Jaguar looks great, the only thing I'd change is to put some block inlays on it.

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Post by maximee » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:38 am

The yellowed Olympic white looks stunning!

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Post by punkacc9 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:08 am

Burgundy or coral. I am doing a mustang in burgundy right now.

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Post by seafinch » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:00 pm

Burgundy or Minty.

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Post by Phantom Surfdaddy » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:36 am

Get a sunburst. It will be the most badass looking guitar you own. It will sit among your red and orange guitars like their big black daddy. When you have it lined up with your other guitars It will look like Link Wray hanging out with the Beach Boys. Still keeping in line with your warm tones, but with a "darker edge".

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Post by BassOutcast » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:41 am

Either the coral , or the yellow but with a black pickguard.

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Post by Jakob » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:03 pm

Really would like to see that yellowed Fiesta red!

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Post by Jakob » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:06 pm

A quick search got me this picture, of a site called "joe's vntage fenders". I stand by my vote...
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Post by terminalvertigo » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:03 pm

Jakob wrote:A quick search got me this picture, of a site called "joe's vntage fenders". I stand by my vote...
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he's a member here ;)
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Post by Jakob » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:15 am

oh yeah, I see now that he mentions the forum. Should have known, anyone with such good taste in guitars is bound to eventually end up here!

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Post by TyPierce » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:43 am

My vote is Coral. I'm not a fan of pink or yellow on guitars, and the faded sonic starts to cross over into surf/seafoam green and feel a bit less distinct, leaving Coral as the standout.

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Re: Having a heck of a time choosing a Jag color!

Post by mozzuk » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:51 am

That yellowed sonic blue/green :? . If not then, like BassOutkast said, yellow with black pickguard.

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