Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

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Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by JoeySlush » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:02 am

This is an old project that I haven't touched for years. All parts are AVRI with the exception of the body (Warmoth) and the knobs. It was an attempt at creating a Firemist Gold Jazzmaster.
Here in the Netherlands it is very hard to get the right colors. This was as close as I could get.

I am going to finish the project in the next couple of weeks and have one question remaining.

Should I use a black or a mint green guard?

I have attached pictures of the Jazzmaster with both guards below. Would like your opinion.
Actually I also have a spare tortoise (early sixties) but that is warped and needs to be straightened first.

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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by scriffraff » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:47 am

My vote is for mint.

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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by elektrovac » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:48 am

Parchment

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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by salty » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:46 am

My vote would be for the mint as well.

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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by echose7en » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:58 pm

I actually like the black. It reminds me of a 70s muscle car.
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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by FunkyFlash5 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:42 am

I think black but change the knobs/pup covers to black as well. and 2nded on the 70's muscle car thing

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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by andy_tchp » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:19 am

Love the black, and the contrast it provides with the white pickup covers.
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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by JoeySlush » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:10 am

Thanks for the feedback so far. Still a draw 3:3. So No clear winner yet.
I understand the muscle car reference, even if we don't see too many of them on the roads here in Holland. Possibly that's also why their influence on other goods, such as guitars, is somewhat limited.

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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by Decoboom » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:17 am

Mint (or white/parchment), without question.
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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by markblack77 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:40 am

mint for me.

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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by eggwheat » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:06 am

I'd vote parchment..and firemist never came with mint originally.

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Re: Firemist Gold - black or mint green guard

Post by Singlebladepickup » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:49 am

black

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