Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

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Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by leokula » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:33 am

Hey guys, just wanted to share a refin I had made by a local guy. I've been wanting to do ice blue metallic on a guitar for ages, ever since the AVRI 62 jag. I once had a guitar refinished in that, but the color ended up a bit more silver than I wanted it. That guitar went to my brother and then I kinda gave up doing it again. Until a local luthier friend of mine refinished a guitar in this color that I'm showing you.

This is actually the color for a specific year of a brazilian car, someone had this guy paint a guitar in this color and I thought this was pretty much a beautiful shade of ice blue metallic, so I just asked him to replicate it for me.

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The color varies A LOT with certain light conditions, but this is pretty faithful to what I see in person, and without any filters.
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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by aliendawg » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:28 am

Looks great! Is it nitro? And what was the car btw?
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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by leokula » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:56 am

aliendawg wrote:
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Looks great! Is it nitro? And what was the car btw?
No, PU. The color was called "Azul Boreal" from the color catalogue I think from 1991 of the Volkswagen Gol.
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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:01 am

That's probably my favourite colour for a guitar.

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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by aliendawg » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:10 am

Pretty spot on, really. Why didn't you get a matching headstock though? :/
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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by leokula » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:40 am

aliendawg wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:10 am
Pretty spot on, really. Why didn't you get a matching headstock though? :/
Gotta tell you, I'm not a fan of a matching headstock with IBM... I loved the AVRI 62 jags but not as much the AV 65's... can't explain tho, just like the yellow headstock with this color.
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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by JagTango » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:07 pm

Great choice of color!

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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by Debaser » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:27 am

Wow, nicely done. IBM is one of my all time faves, not seen enough on factory instruments nowadays.
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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by NICQ » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:16 am

Wow looks gorgeous :)

I'm planning a IBM like Jag too but the colour is really hard to find.. there are many different shades in that grey/silver/blue spectrum and hard to find a authentic IBM one.. also ok if it's a bit off or something else but I know what you mean.. hard to get it "right" and this looks really good!

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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by leokula » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:24 am

NICQ wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:16 am
Wow looks gorgeous :)

I'm planning a IBM like Jag too but the colour is really hard to find.. there are many different shades in that grey/silver/blue spectrum and hard to find a authentic IBM one.. also ok if it's a bit off or something else but I know what you mean.. hard to get it "right" and this looks really good!
Thanks man!

You're not kidding about the color. I think the best strategy is to find someone who did it how you like it and then ask them to match it.
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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by aliendawg » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:58 am

What's the story behind that signed pickguard btw?
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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by leokula » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:11 am

aliendawg wrote:
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What's the story behind that signed pickguard btw?
The pickguard was from my J Mascis, I took it to a Lee Ranaldo gig in São Paulo where I met him afterwards and he signed it. Was pretty awesome, he asked what was the jazzmaster and stuff, we talked briefly about it and I gave him an album from my band. A few months later my wife made this frame, this was all her idea, with the washing machine cover and all.
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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by mbene085 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 pm

That guitar and that framed pickguard/story are both too cool. Love that shade of blue you picked. Unique and looks perfect on the JM. You have great taste.

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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by YALCaster » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:03 pm

I told you on Instagram already, but I’ll tell you again, I love it!!

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Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Post by tribi9 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:04 am

Looking good. 8)
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