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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 am
by rbrcbr
Lake Placid Blue is probably my favorite custom color (although the OTM Av65 Thin Skin Jazzmasters have really caught my eye and now a contender for fav shade of blue) so I've owned numerous LPB guitars. The first one is a semi hollow custom build that I had MJT do the finishing on, this one seems like the darkest shade of LPB of the three.

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This was a '66 Jaguar refin that I ended up stripping a lot of the blue off to try to get at the CFM finish underneath. I suppose this was the brightest fo the three.

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This was another MJT project where they did the body build and finish for me. I feel like this shade is probably the middle ground between the two.

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Looking back on all of these is really making me miss each of these guitars. Especially considering how hard it is to find good custom color guitars, and each of these were fantastic. The tele may be coming back into my life soon though as the guy who bought it off me is looking to sell it back 8)

Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:57 am
by OffsetUsername
tammyw wrote: ↑
Thu May 21, 2020 5:43 am
This has been posted before, but it's ice blue metallic beside firemist silver.

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I want to find either of these finishes on a Jag. I suppose they're rare for a reason. :'(

Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 am
by Nevets
Here's my IBM Jaguar and Firemist Silver Jazzmaster.

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:00 pm
by algeriet
rbrcbr wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 am

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Yikes, that Tele is hot! I'd have personally preferred a heel adjust truss rod and the regular Bigsby bridge situation, but now I'm just being picky. Damn!

Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:55 pm
by tune_link
Nevets wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 am
Here's my IBM Jaguar and Firemist Silver Jazzmaster.

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These two in particular hooooooly shit! 🀀

Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:37 am
by Sauerkraut
Here's another Firemist Silver (by Rexter)
There's an almost green-ish hue to it that's hard to capture in a photograph

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:45 am
by Sauerkraut
Also painted by Rexter, this Tele in my favourite of Fender's solid colours, Taos Turquoise:

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:23 am
by Futuron
More great looking blue guitars in this thread!




As promised, here's some shots of my ocean turquoise Tele.
Is it green? Is it blue? Does anybody have a clue?
Will there be consensus when all our time is through?


Original pickguard:
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Pearloid:
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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 5:47 am
by OffsetUsername
Futuron wrote: ↑
Mon May 25, 2020 4:23 am
More great looking blue guitars in this thread!

As promised, here's some shots of my ocean turquoise Tele.
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That neck looks smooth...does it play as well as it looks?

Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 8:10 am
by Futuron
Lightning fast, I can slide my hand up and down multiple times very quickly with no noticable friction. I believe the saying is "as smooth as satin" ;D

Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 1:38 pm
by LVC
I love these colors but I sometimes wish Fender offered more dark blue finishes for their offsets. That seems to be a bit of a blind spot in their palette.

Navy blue finish + gold hardware = :?

Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:36 pm
by tune_link
Futuron wrote: ↑
Mon May 25, 2020 4:23 am
More great looking blue guitars in this thread!




As promised, here's some shots of my ocean turquoise Tele.
Is it green? Is it blue? Does anybody have a clue?
Will there be consensus when all our time is through?


Original pickguard:
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Pearloid:
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Wow! Love this! I tend to prefer tort on offsets but for some reason I do not like it at all on Teles (shrug). I think the Pearloid guard here is a major improvement. Bound teles are a thing of great beauty. I don’t have one but I feel like that may be in my future.

Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 6:19 pm
by ericono
Can you tell us more about this one? Haven't seen the strips on the rear before.

Thanks,

Eric
FenderBob wrote: ↑
Thu May 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Would you like a little purple with your blue? :shifty:

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:45 am
by MKR
Futuron wrote: ↑
Thu May 21, 2020 8:44 pm
I'll see if I can get some shots of the Tele with the pearl pickguard, seems all the decent ones I have it still has the original tortoise.



Regarding the Squier sonic blue (I kinda consider it a toothpaste white):

original in front of off-white wall
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for white-balance, with a piece of printer paper
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after refinish in front of the same wall (tell me I did the right thing!)
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ummm INFINITELY better. I don't get that squier sonic blue at all for the life of me. The VM jazzmasters were pale enough, but these new CV one's.... what's even the point of calling them blue. They look white in pretty much every light when you're not comparing it side by side with white.

Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 am
by OffsetUsername
Futuron wrote: ↑
Mon May 25, 2020 8:10 am
Lightning fast, I can slide my hand up and down multiple times very quickly with no noticable friction. I believe the saying is "as smooth as satin" ;D
I, too, prefer the satin neck. Glad it's a wonderful neck for ya.