Dakota Red vs Candy Apple Red?

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Dakota Red vs Candy Apple Red?

Post by j mascis » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:28 pm

Hey all.

I'm down to these two colors for a new build. The finish will be nitro.

Do you have any opinions on which to go with? I like them both equally for different reasons.

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Re: Dakota Red vs Candy Apple Red?

Post by 601210 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:32 pm

CAR is actually one of my favourite colors on a Jazzmaster, but I know it isn't very popular these days just cause it's so ubiquitous. I don't really have any particular thoughts about Dakota Red.

I think a big factor is if you're doing the finish yourself. I heard it's a pain in the ass to do the metallic undercoat and get just the right evenness and transparency if you're not a robot, so unless you invest a lot in mastering your painting skills it might not really be worth the time and effort to spray something in CAR when there are so many spotless CAR-finished bodies lying around.

And if you're finishing a custom guitar, might as well go with something somewhat more unique, right?

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Re: Dakota Red vs Candy Apple Red?

Post by Horsefeather » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:41 pm

I'm partial to Dakota Red. I like how old timey it looks. And it's a pretty close match to the Rosso Cina that Ferrari painted their 250 GTOs, which I've always loved.

I have a Fiesta Red VM Mustang and have contemplated painting it Dakota Red. If you're gonna have a red guitar, you might as well have the reddest red there is!

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Re: Dakota Red vs Candy Apple Red?

Post by kdanie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:15 pm

Candy Apple Red! Do it!! just do it!!

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Re: Dakota Red vs Candy Apple Red?

Post by Con-Tiki! » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:30 pm

i'm on the dakota side.
red, man.
just red.
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Re: Dakota Red vs Candy Apple Red?

Post by MC3 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:35 pm

I like Dakota more with a mint/parchment/white guard,

but I've recently been turned on to CAR with tort guards
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Re: Dakota Red vs Candy Apple Red?

Post by Kadenray » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:55 am

Dakota red is my fave custom color ever.

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Re: Dakota Red vs Candy Apple Red?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:04 am

For me Dakota Red is synonymous with the "Any colour as long as it's red" car manufacturer slogan from years gone by. It's a middle-of-the-road colour, about as neutral a red as you can get & sits perfectly next to other boring, characterless colours. In my eyes it makes guitars look kind of like cheap toys. I hate it! ;D

Candy Apple Red, on the other hand, is OK. Deeper, slightly metallic & much more pleasing on the eye. If I really had to chose a solid red colour it'd probably be this one.

Slightly translucent red finishes that let some of the grain show through are a completely different story.
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