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Color inspiration

Post by Snake Hips » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:38 pm

I messed up a jazzmaster I painted. Not sure if I should do the same color or go in a different direction. Please give me some custom color inspiration

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:47 pm

What colour's the pickguard?
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Re: Color inspiration

Post by Snake Hips » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:08 pm

Purchased Black, but would easily go with mint, tort, or white if the gas was headed in that direction

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:15 am

I tend to prefer the mid to dark colours so my choices would be these...

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All of them have a tinted clearcoat that yellows the original colour.

TOP - Lake Placid Blue
MIDDLE - Candy Apple Red
BOTTOM - Charcoal Frost

They're all actually metallic colours & the Candy Apple Red example looks to have faded a lot too.
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Re: Color inspiration

Post by Tweedledee » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:50 am

I like almost every custom color for offsets. So many great choices! Here are my current ones:

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by Tweedledee » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:52 am

This one isn't mine (and I can't remember who it belongs to here), but I'm thinking my next project is a Jazzmaster inspired by this one.

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by Singlebladepickup » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:34 pm

Tweedledee wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:52 am
This one isn't mine (and I can't remember who it belongs to here), but I'm thinking my next project is a Jazzmaster inspired by this one.
Yes.

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by Snake Hips » Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:17 am

I love the look of aged paint the way CAR , Ice Blue Metallic, Pelham, and Sparkling Burgundy.... but it's very difficult to reproduce with a rattle can and a garage. Any anyone have any leads on one of these colors sort of aged in a can form?

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by krossfader » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:11 am

Tweedledee wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:52 am
This one isn't mine (and I can't remember who it belongs to here), but I'm thinking my next project is a Jazzmaster inspired by this one.

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This looks great. I looked in the Fender Custom Shop design guide and there's a Tele pictured in "Faded Firemist Silver" that looks very close to this.

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by BeeTL » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:03 am

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by Tweedledee » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:14 am

krossfader wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:11 am
Tweedledee wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:52 am
This one isn't mine (and I can't remember who it belongs to here), but I'm thinking my next project is a Jazzmaster inspired by this one.
This looks great. I looked in the Fender Custom Shop design guide and there's a Tele pictured in "Faded Firemist Silver" that looks very close to this.
Great call on aged Firemist Silver as a way to get close to this! I'm thinking of going with Hampstead Green Metallic as a way to get close without having to go the aged/faded route. It's an old Honda color that seems to be close enough to work. Plus I can get it in Dupli Color acrylic lacquer rattle cans. ;D

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by mbene085 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:52 pm

Are you into the "proper" Fender colours or looking for something outside that?

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by jdr1014 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:15 pm

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This looks great. I looked in the Fender Custom Shop design guide and there's a Tele pictured in "Faded Firemist Silver" that looks very close to this.
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Great call on aged Firemist Silver as a way to get close to this! I'm thinking of going with Hampstead Green Metallic as a way to get close without having to go the aged/faded route. It's an old Honda color that seems to be close enough to work. Plus I can get it in Dupli Color acrylic lacquer rattle cans. ;D
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I loved the look of that aged Firemist Silver JM ever since I first saw that pic awhile back......

I may check out that Duplicolor Honda colr availability.

I have a VM Jazzmaster in faded Sonic Blue that I might consider refinishing - great playing guitar but the color never wowed me. Or, maybe just pick up another body and PG or perhaps start a whole new project. Never done an offset build.

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Re: Color inspiration

Post by jdr1014 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:34 pm

ALso, FYI - I did a Tele project a few years back and finished it with Duplicolor "Cayman Green" Looks really close to the lighter shades of Sherwood Green to my eye......

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