Sparkly guitars: Yea or Nay? Also: Post sparkly guitars.

RJLII

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To my eye, a sparkle finish that actually works on a guitar is a rare bird. They always look like a bass boat (Or much worse). If I made my living on stage I might make concessions.
 

Tonelover

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Picked this up recently. The black is metallic and the polka dots are silver sparkle. Pretty crazy.

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k.platyops

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Ibanez RG570 from around 94? Sour Apple Green sparkle finish. Not my guitar in pics. But mine is just like it, with a few less dings! Actually this one isn't bad. Great guitars.
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Gibson Nighthawk Special limited edition three pickup model in gold sparkle finish (not my pic)
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Strummerfan

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The model is just a sparkle jet from the 90s, with this version commonly referred to as a ‘blue pearl’ top. Later Gretsch released an actual Blue Pearl Jet model with the same top but different electronics and other different features. Like the sparkle finishes, it’s a drum wrap that they started putting on guitars.

It’s probably my most played guitar in the last 2 decades (though currently my Suhr gets more gig time, for various reasons). I upgraded to TV Jones pickups, and the volume pot and output jack were replaced when they wore out. Otherwise it’s all stock.
So the pattern I'm seeing in the top is a reflection?
 

Mayflower

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My really early Dano U3 that is now champagne in color.
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wraub

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No, the rosé colored one is the sparkle. The silvery one with the celluloid “ribbons” looks like that.

They are both topped with the same kind of sheets they use for their drum kits; hence the look.
Drum wraps offer a lot of possibilities for guitars and /or other things. As long as the surface is flat (or, a cylinder) they're always an option imo.
 




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