Gold vs Gold (Shoreline vs Firemist)

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Gold vs Gold (Shoreline vs Firemist)

Post by bterry » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:15 am

Wanted to post these as they are a great example of Shoreline Gold vs Firemist Gold...

The JM is a mid-late year Shoreline Gold ‘64, the body has yellowed a bit and is typical of the Shoreline Gold color you normally see but the headstock remains true to the original color without yellowing, and is lighter.

The XII is an early one with Klusons in the new-at-the-time Firemist Gold, built within 3-6 months or so of the JM!

I’m going to post some more photos later today so you can clearly see the differences between these two colors, which can be subtle in photos or online.

They almost look the same here, no? :)

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Post by rbrcbr » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:26 am

Damn, that was you that got those? Saw them on instagram and they were gone immediately hahaha. Such a beautiful pair. The XII is ridiculous.

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Post by bterry » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:32 am

That JM is my old one, I stupidly sold it a few years ago and had been waiting to get it back...the XII just happened to come in with it so I pounced ;)

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Post by takeittothemall » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:44 am

It’s interesting to see how similar they look here, given that these two colors tend to look very different to me most of the time.
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Post by bterry » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:29 am

yeah, depending on the light they can look quite similar, I think.

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Post by kapepper » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:33 am

Nice! Thanks for sharing!!

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Post by smjenkins » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:56 am

Those guitars do look very close in color and both look far darker there than in most photos of Shoreline gold guitars and Firemist gold guitars.

The first thing that popped into my head when seeing that photo is: "Damn, that is one spectacular guitar color".

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Post by bterry » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:03 pm

maybe it’s the light or my crappy photo skills ;)

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Post by parry » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:51 pm

That XII looks like it'd be a helluvalotta fun to play 8)
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Post by bterry » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:31 pm

it is!! :)

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Post by hornz » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:17 pm

They are a fine pair, for sure. I too saw them on IG, must be a nice feeling getting the JM back. Did it have the Mastery fitted when you sold it?
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Post by bterry » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:51 pm

no, that Mastery came extra - the original bridge is in the case.

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Post by mbene085 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:20 pm

Interesting that they look no more different than any two shorelines or firemists do next do each other, just from different aging conditions/UV exposure.

And my god are they both ever gorgeous.

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Post by gringopig » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:24 am

Thanks for posting. That is a sweet combination there. The colours look very very similar to me but UV can do a lot to change the hue of an original colour. I've seen LPB guitars turn sage green with exposure. Very nice!!

I would put the original bridge back on personally if I owned it as I'm not keen on the look of the Mastery. A Staytrem doesn't look too bad but the original bridge is fine as long as the action isn't super low and the correct shims are still there.

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Re: Gold vs Gold (Shoreline vs Firemist)

Post by MatthewK » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:33 am

why do I love gold guitars so much? Those are to die for.

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