Sparkle finish gold guard

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Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by Soiouz » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:27 pm

I usually hate sparkle finishes, but for some reason I love this one!!!    :?

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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by StevenO » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:29 pm

That colour is so totally eighties.

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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by Pingu » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:30 pm

I like it, but it kinda reminds me of television static, in a good but weird way.
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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by Soiouz » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:32 pm

StevenO wrote: That colour is so totally eighties.
I thought it was more kinda fifties bowling ball, or kitchen table top.....

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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by StevenO » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:37 pm

Maybe. It's just got that whole rainbow thing going on when under certain lights that a lot of guitars from the eighties that wind up in pawn shops have. I wouldn't choose it, but it's got something about it that I like.

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Post by flatfiver » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:10 pm

I certainly wouldn't refuse it if it was offered to me. 
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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by cmatthes » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:01 pm

That's a 90s-era Holoflake finish.  The "flakes" are actually micro-thin dots of highly prismatic film instead of the traditional metalflake foil.  I've got a Les Paul finished in holoflake that is just unreal under lights, but like that JM, looks a lot more subdued in standard room lighting.

Nice!  I like it.

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Post by zhivago » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:20 am

this one was on ebay a while ago...had terrible pics for it...lemme see if I can dig them up.....
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Post by zhivago » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:24 am

here we are....

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and the receipt, close-up :)

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Post by zhivago » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:24 am

weird...the switch tip seems to have been changed....
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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by mjet » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:59 am

Soiouz wrote: I usually hate sparkle finishes, but for some reason I love this one!!!    :?

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I presume that piece of paper is a warrant by the fashion police.
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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:25 am

mjet260 wrote: I presume that piece of paper is a warrant by the fashion police.
:D  :D  :D  :D

Sorry. This one just re-affirms my dislike of sparkle finishes. Could be a good guitar though. 1959 on the receipt & a tasty pickguard.

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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by serial » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:22 am

No way!  I LOVE IT!!  I'm actually looking for another refin offset to sparkle up!
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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by cmatthes » Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:24 am

Hah!  I KNEW you'd get the fever, Serial.  ;)

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Re: Sparkle finish gold guard

Post by Stereordinary » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:40 pm

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