show us your blue color quilted maple tops!

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  1. paulscape

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    Normally I dont like quilted tops that much and dont like blue as a guitar colour but considering I dont have any blue guitars and any top grade quilted tops Ive decide to make a custom guitar doing both. I have some grade 5A quilted maple laminate in the post from exotic woods, some mahogany for the body also from exotic woods and a birds eye maple neck from Warmoth.

    I would love to see some great examples of blue stained or transparent colour quilted (or flame) tops for inspiration and ideas on the tone of blue to use, especially if they are higher grades of wood (4A, 5A). Im not sure if I want to do it dark or light blue or whether I will use a burst around the edges yet. Thanks!
     
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    Sweet DrPCR - I think I saw these before but they're great. Do you know what grade of wood is that? 4A, 5A? How are the sides and back finished? I like how the blue seems to have some green in it (like turquiose) reflected or whatever. I hope mine can come out with some tinges or reflecting hints of green. A single coil Les Paul - wicked!
     
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    This is as close to Blue as I have.

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    wow that's like quilt and flame combined!
     
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    My favorite blue is on this guitar. This particular color also happens to have a really cool name.;)

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    What's the name then? dont tell me its 'secret blue' ;)
     
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    Here's a BCR Bich I had cutom built for me.



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    And a Carvin Ultra V
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    Can't compete with some of the stuff in this thread (WOW!), but here you go...

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    No...it's not a secret. If you want to order this particular blue from Driskill, you can ask for it by name...Gavin Blue. I told Joe that I wanted it to look like the reflection of a neon sign/light on wet pavement. It took a couple of attempts but Joe nailed it. IIRC, he mixed his "regular" blue with some purple and another dark color but I can't remember (maybe black).
     
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    Is that a Melancon mprvise?
     
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    An early Valley Arts from the original California shop

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    Grosh - Bent Top Custom #1383 - my first small builder guitar. A wonderful instrument. :AOK
     
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    Bahama Blue Suhr

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    This will be blue very soon :)
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    btw- Gavin Blue rocks :D

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