Who Likes Natural Finish? Show & Tell

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  1. rauchman

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    Daaammmmmmn those are some gorgeous guitars! Wow!!!!

    Always loved a natural finish Les Paul as well.

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    I've had this beauty for years:



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    I also have a Godin LGX, but I don't have a pic of it, and it's not really "natural", more of an amber or sum'n.
     
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    I apologize for not having pictures at the ready, but I prefer certain guitars in natural, such as acoustics, both round hole and "F" hole arch tops, and solid wood electrics such as ES-356s'.

    While I really like the natural wood, I do think there are some guitars which look more "correct" for lack of a better word, if it is in a specific color.

    For example, I prefer 335's in transparent cherry, although when I bought mine, they had run out of cherry, so I accepted vintage burst, which is still fine with me.

    I've grown tired of sunburst on certain guitars like Fenders. I have come to prefer solid opaque colors, such as Dakota (or darker) red, shell pink, see-through white, and my favorite strat color for a Fender Jeff Beck Strat, midnight purple, as a few examples.

    I have only owned black Les Paul Customs, and no other guitar I have owned other then these, have been black.
     
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    I apologize for not having pictures at the ready, but I prefer certain guitars in natural, such as acoustics, both round hole and "F" hole arch tops, and solid wood electrics such as ES-356's.

    While I really like the natural wood, I do think there are some guitars which look more "correct" for lack of a better word, if it is in a specific color.

    For example, I prefer 335's in transparent cherry, although when I bought mine, they had run out of cherry, so I accepted vintage burst, which is still fine with me.

    I've grown tired of sunburst on certain guitars like Fenders. I have come to prefer solid opaque colors, such as Dakota (or darker) red, shell pink, see-through white, and my favorite strat color for a Fender Jeff Beck Strat, midnight purple, as a few examples.

    I have only owned black Les Paul Customs, and no other guitar I have owned other then these, have been black.
     
  5. ifallalot

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    I like natural finish, I've always wanted a natural ES type guitar or a Casino. John Lennon influenced me there

    I also like the 70s Strats with natural finish and a maple neck

    My Tele partscaster is more natural finish than BSB, although this guitar is soon going to be a donor guitar for a sunburst Esquire and a MJT Telemaster over the next couple months

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    I want to steal this setup from guitar to pedals to amp.
     
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    I get what you're saying regarding colour but don't fully agree :) A Jem wouldn't be right without neon colours and no ones gonna scoff at a RR's Flying V or Angus Youngs SG. SG in the traditional Cherry I will one day own, I do like the Natural SG but thats not the SG I imagine owning. I actually almost bought one a month ago but having a HB guitar already I opted for the SSS, my next one perhaps.
     
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    I can only contribute a backside here since the front is a denim flame top, but it's a pretty one...beautiful chambered swamp ash body on a killer Warmoth I grabbed super cheap:

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    My Perri Ink custom tele...

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    She's a rocker...

     
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    Who DOESN'T like natural finish?

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    as natural as you can get:)
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    That is amazing. Reminds me of George Lynch's ESP from the REH video...
     
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    It was actually inspired by John Suhr’s personal guitar from the ‘80s/90s. I played it when he was at the NAMM show with Bob Bradshaw in ‘93. That guitar was one in a million. I went to the Suhr factory in 2014 and picked out the body wood, and John helped me spec it out to get it close to that old guitar. It has his “funk switch” which is pretty unique. The original was a honey burst and had an Indian rosewood fingerboard. This one is cocobolo.
     
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    Love the tolex!
     
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