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Blue guitars love them or hate them?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Southpole, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. PearlJamNoCode

    PearlJamNoCode Tele-Meister

    May 26, 2017
    I've got my eye on this one on Reverb. All I need is about $598 more dollars!

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  2. built4speed

    built4speed Tele-Meister

    Oct 16, 2010
    I love them, I've had several over the years. This is currently the only one I have on hand, my second scratch build.
    20151208_193316.jpg .

  3. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jul 2, 2015
    I chose "Whale Blue" when I bought my PRS. I had settled on sunburst, but at the last moment decided the blue was more subdued (I didn't want too flashy...the bird inlays were more than enough).

    But lately I swear the color is shifting/fading to a purple. Anyone else seen this? Maybe it's my eyes, but I've checked under all sorts of light and it seems more purple.

    Obviously I don't mind a blue guitar, but I did not want a purple guitar! (That said, I'll live with it.)


  4. michaelsegui

    michaelsegui TDPRI Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Woodstock, Ontario, CANADA

    My old start... signed by RL Burnside and Honeyboy Edwards
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  5. Southpole

    Southpole Tele-Holic

    Apr 10, 2014
    Looks more charcoal than purple in that photo. But very nice guitar. I have a 2010 version.

  6. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Holic

    Jun 25, 2016
    Midwest, USA
    Recently got a used PRS SE Singlecut in Royal Blue. It has excellent build quality. But, I'm not so impressed with the sound. I kinda like my CV bsb better which this was supposed to replace with. I am actually considering to return this and just keeep my tele.
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  7. watercaster

    watercaster Tele-Meister

    Jun 28, 2010
    20150215_203317.jpg 20170411_203226.jpg DSCN3108.JPG DSCN3111.JPG How could you not love blue guitars? My first build about seven years ago, the telecaster. Second build is the surfy Telemaster. Blue is my favorite color!
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2018
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  8. viccortes285

    viccortes285 Tele-Holic

    Jan 14, 2017

  9. DougM

    DougM Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Blues always sounds better on a blue guitar!
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  10. DougM

    DougM Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    My first electric was a Daphne Blue Mustang in '65. Here's the two I have now, a Roadhouse with Texas Specials, and a Classic Player 60s with Custom Shop 69s. DSCN0636.JPG
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
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  11. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba Tele-Meister

    Jul 10, 2017
    Toledo Ohio USA
    0DBF33AB-9DEF-46D1-BEEF-6ABDE9F174CB.jpeg A53164C1-3E7B-4058-8051-DF38354FFABD.jpeg 374EA72E-435E-45DE-A8CD-4ECBB3C8A4DC.jpeg My 2nd 1994 Fender Telecaster Plus in blueburst :cool:

  12. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs

    Count me in....
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  13. Chicago Slim

    Chicago Slim Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 19, 2005
    Bowling Green, KY
    My Gretsch G6120SHP, came from the factory as purple. But by the time I bough it, it had faded to blue.


  14. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    E8CB503F-B68C-4623-BAC0-CF182DD5F289.jpeg The blue one has ov52 pick-ups.
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  15. Recce

    Recce Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    Sometimes I like blue when I first see it but grow tired of it quickly. Blue jeans would be an exception. This goes way past guitars to cars boats etc.

  16. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

    May 31, 2008
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Blue is the color I am planning for my next electric guitar. I will definitely want a transparent, not opaque, blue, with wood grains showing through.

    More specifically, it will be a Logan Custom guitar, Bob Logan’s Challenger design, with his “Deep Blue” color, which is a transparent blue. I will want it to be a swamp ash body with pretty wood grains showing through. Fellow TDPRI member yakfishnick had Bob Logan make a S-style for him with a swamp ash body in this kind of finish. I hope Nick doesn’t mind me sharing a pic of his strat here to illustrate the color (though not the body style) that I’m talking about/GASing for…


  17. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    That last pic, the guitar is beautiful.
    The first thing I thought was it was a Suhr, love the colour.
    I like most shades of blue, it’s probably not my favorite, but it’s right up there.
    But that guitar looks world class, gorgeous all around.
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  18. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    I like them. Though I'm not a fan of the aged colors, with the yellowed clear coat. This lovely Ice Blue turns puke green, and the robin's egg blue (Daphne) turns into a bad surf green.

    20171123_185557.jpg horns, checking w-flash.jpg

  19. DougM

    DougM Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    I agree about the faded colors. I'd rather see them as they looked new in the 60s. Fender makes Sonic blue, LPB, and BM way tooo light and yellow right out of the factory. Fender Japan doesn't do that, but instead offer them in the proper darker non yellowed versions.

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