Ordering new Suhr Standard......color question/build updates

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  1. Craig Walker

    Craig Walker WHO DAT!! Gold Supporting Member

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    So I want to order a new Suhr, and I'm going for the "Caribbean water" vibe.

    The Bahama blue is too light colored [although shallow carribean water is that color].

    I think the color I want is "Aquamarine", like this:

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    But then you see this called "Aquamarine":

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    Is it just the lighting? That has a greener vibe to it.

    Anyone have a Aquamarine Suhr and can post pics?
     
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  2. GregProulx1

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    I would email the photo to Suhr and say, "I want this."
     
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    Yup. Although having said that. I think the guitar in the OP are both the same color and the difference in appearance is due to lighting.
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    I was going for the same vibe and chose Aqua Blue Burst. I sent them a couple photos of tops I liked, and asked them to get as close as possible. They did, and it is a beautiful instrument.
     
  5. Craig Walker

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    Thanks all.

    66Park: I've seen huge variance in the Aqua Bursts.....some look flat out green in the middle. Some look entirely blue, very subtle "burst".

    Again, maybe it's just the way they photograph.
     
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    I think it's mainly the way they photograph. My top is blue with some subtle hints of green. It's a beautiful finish. Again, though, I sent them pictures of ones I liked, and that worked out very well.
     
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    1) in my experience, Suhrs are pretty difficult to photograph because they look so different in different light, and even from different angles.

    2) Be clear with the dealer and Suhr about what you want - send reference photos, make sure your request is on the spec sheet.
     
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    One thing to consider is do you send a real photo instead of pointing to pictures on the web? Each persons monitor is going to look a little different. That first picture at the top is one of the most beautiful colors / tops I've ever seen.

    good luck. you definitely need to share when you get the guitar.

    cmn
     
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    Definitely what cnardone said about monitors. Unless they are calibrated, colors can look much different from 1 monitor to the next. Also, there is a lot of yellow in the 2nd picture which combined with blue will look green. I work in graphic design so I deal with these issues all day long. :Spank
     
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    It's not the lighting or your computer monitor or anything else; it's simply how the guitar looks. Custom ordering the guitar will be great, in so far as you get to cherry pick every option you want, but there's no guarantee that the color will turn out right. Each piece of maple will absorb the stain differently, and no one can predict, with 100% certainly, what the results will be. Once the stain's "in the wood," that's it. You can't change it.
     
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    Of course there will be small variations from guitar to guitar but these colors are specific formulas, not random guesses. As far as that 2nd picture, look at the skin tones. Yellow & magenta should be fairly close to the same values for natural skin. This image has 30 to 40% more yellow than magenta on his arms. This over saturated yellow is what is making the guitar look green,not any color variations from Suhr.
     
  12. Craig Walker

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    ^ Aquamarine isn't even in their color list [I've seen it, Thanks]
     
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    Thanks, and will do :)
     
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    If you have a picture of what you want they'll match it for you. Send it to their customer service and see what they say.
     
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    This is an accurate picture of the "Aqua Blue Burst" I ordered. The color isn't even in the ballpark of what I was expecting, based on pictures on Suhr's website. The formula is standard, but the wood they apply it to isn't.

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    Again, you were looking at an image on a website (which god only knows how much it was manipulated before it was posted) with an non-calibrated monitor so I am not at all surprised it looks different. The canvas, maple, does have an effect, as do how the finish was applied, but likely no where near the effect of monitor differences had in making it look nothing like you expected. I do this for a living, I see it every day. Beautiful guitar by the way! Also, your guitar looks much more like what I would call aquamarine than the first pic in the op. (at least on my calibrated monitor)
     
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    That's real close to what my aqua blue burst looks like.
     
  19. Craig Walker

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    Ok, after talking with Matt's Music, I think the Aqua Burst is risky for what I'm looking for, so I'm sending Suhr this:

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    So here's the Specs:

    Standard
    Basswood back
    3/16 Quilt w scrap binding
    Roasted Quartersawn 1 piece neck
    Even C Medium .840 - .920 10"-14" R
    Nut 1.650
    Abalone dots and Suhr logo
    Chrome hardware
    Gotoh 510 2 post SS
    Volume, Tone, 5 way, Coil split
    Thornbuckers :cool:


    Deposit is in :D

    :dude
     

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