- Jan 9, 2022
- Paisley Park
*sniff sniff* i smell a mayer fanThey are always modern and more non-traditional colors for a reason. JM and PRS have both been adamant that we’ll never see a sunburst or the like. In several of the interviews and social media posts, the colors were mentioned. The first run were all Tesla auto colors. Even the black was metallic and sparkly.
John said part of his vision for the guitar was to make it an idealized modern version of the classic. In other words, if the electric guitar was made for the first time ever in 2018, what colors would it be a available in? Blonde and sunburst would not be on the list. What besides guitars is still made in blonde or sunburst? Nothing. They exist because they were extremely popular at the time they were first utilized. They were used in furniture design and other decor extensively. They were hip and desirable. In the 50’s. By the 60’s Fender was using loads of crazy bright colors, pastels, and metallics that were all the rage in the auto industry. It was all very “modern” compared to the decade before.
The Silver Sky idea takes its color cues from what’s popular and happening *now*, not more than sixty years ago. I’m digging the Dragon Fruit a lot. I could see myself with one that color if they add it to the US lineup. Or who knows? I’m going to try out the SE, just cause I have to. If it’s really that good, perhaps I’ll end up with one.