Solid Color Or Tranparent Finishes On Your Guitar?

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  1. joebloggs13

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    They are all great! :aok
     
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    'Tis safer under the bridge.
    Translucent white finish on a swamp ash Strat or Tele. Dirty Lemon on a Les Paul. Amber Natural on an L5CES. These are my preferences although they don't always work out that way when I dip into the used guitar market.
     
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    Don't know if it is old fashioned or what but that's what I end up with 50% of the time :). 4 guitars, 2 sunburst - jaguar+ SV strat. I love it!
     
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    Only solid color I like is white/cream, otherwise translucent.
     
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    I'm all over the map on this one.


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    ... all of the above.
     
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    With me, it depends on the individual guitar.
    I have had every guitar I wanted in every color I liked.
    I currently have a shell pink Vigier, on which I love the color.

    I prefer black LP customs, and bursts in different shades, so long as the guitar is an acceptable piece.
    Without the guitar being a satisfactory example, the color means nothing.
     
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    I used to be all about transparent finishes and flamed or quilted maple tops.

    While they are still nice, I prefer solid colors more these days. Solid cool looking colors or metallics/candy all day.
     
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    They are all great! Yeah, man! I love all the variety that's out there, even when it's stuff I personally wouldn't go for. I love seeing a NGD thread where the guitar is so wildly far from what I'm into, because I still love that it exists and that somebody is excited about it. I can't really stand bursts anymore for my own guitars, but I love going through the Les Paul threads and seeing people get excited about their perfect flamed burst R9. All you guys's guitars are great. Keep doing what you do!
     
  12. Silent Sound

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    Yup.
    And here's a good reason why.

    I guess I prefer transparent, but it's not a deal breaker.
     
  13. Flogger59

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    Aside from my Danelectros you can see the wood on all my guitars.
     
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    I agree.

    If the wood is interesting, let's let that show through. If not, solid colors are good, too.
     
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    Figured or plain, I generally like to see the wood. Wood is good.

    The majority of my guitars have a natural finish, with a few sporting burst type finishes; some are partially opaque and partially translucent (opaque back/burst top on an Epi LP, and opaque top/dark translucent back Revstar), and only my Strat is completely opaque.
     
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    My immediate thought when I saw the title was that I like both, then I started thinking and realized that the vast majority of my guitars have some sort of transparent finish. The only solid color guitars I have are my Sage green Strat, the Ibanez AX120 that I refinished for my son, and the 3/4 scale Ibanez Mikro that he learned on. Everything else has the wood grain showing.
     
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    I guess these guys are just trying too hard, eh?

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    Yep. Ughh x 11.
     
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