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Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:33 am
by leokula
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.

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:28 am
by aliendawg
Looks great! Is it nitro? And what was the car btw?

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:56 am
by leokula
aliendawg wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:28 am
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.

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:01 am
by CROSS_guitars
That's probably my favourite colour for a guitar.

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:10 am
by aliendawg
Pretty spot on, really. Why didn't you get a matching headstock though? :/

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:40 am
by leokula
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.

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:07 pm
by JagTango
Great choice of color!

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:27 am
by Debaser
Wow, nicely done. IBM is one of my all time faves, not seen enough on factory instruments nowadays.

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:16 am
by NICQ
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!

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:24 am
by leokula
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.

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:58 am
by aliendawg
What's the story behind that signed pickguard btw?

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:11 am
by leokula
aliendawg wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:58 am
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.

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 pm
by mbene085
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.

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:03 pm
by YALCaster
I told you on Instagram already, but I’ll tell you again, I love it!!

Re: Squier VMJM refin (Ice Blue Metallic)

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:04 am
by tribi9
Looking good. 8)