Fender Blues color spectrum

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by rbrcbr » Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 am

Lake Placid Blue is probably my favorite custom color (although the OTM Av65 Thin Skin Jazzmasters have really caught my eye and now a contender for fav shade of blue) so I've owned numerous LPB guitars. The first one is a semi hollow custom build that I had MJT do the finishing on, this one seems like the darkest shade of LPB of the three.

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This was a '66 Jaguar refin that I ended up stripping a lot of the blue off to try to get at the CFM finish underneath. I suppose this was the brightest fo the three.

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This was another MJT project where they did the body build and finish for me. I feel like this shade is probably the middle ground between the two.

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Looking back on all of these is really making me miss each of these guitars. Especially considering how hard it is to find good custom color guitars, and each of these were fantastic. The tele may be coming back into my life soon though as the guy who bought it off me is looking to sell it back 8)

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by OffsetUsername » Fri May 22, 2020 7:57 am

tammyw wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:43 am
This has been posted before, but it's ice blue metallic beside firemist silver.

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I want to find either of these finishes on a Jag. I suppose they're rare for a reason. :'(

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by Nevets » Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 am

Here's my IBM Jaguar and Firemist Silver Jazzmaster.

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by algeriet » Fri May 22, 2020 1:00 pm

rbrcbr wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 am

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Yikes, that Tele is hot! I'd have personally preferred a heel adjust truss rod and the regular Bigsby bridge situation, but now I'm just being picky. Damn!

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by tune_link » Fri May 22, 2020 6:55 pm

Nevets wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 am
Here's my IBM Jaguar and Firemist Silver Jazzmaster.

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These two in particular hooooooly shit! 🤤

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by Sauerkraut » Sat May 23, 2020 1:37 am

Here's another Firemist Silver (by Rexter)
There's an almost green-ish hue to it that's hard to capture in a photograph

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by Sauerkraut » Sat May 23, 2020 1:45 am

Also painted by Rexter, this Tele in my favourite of Fender's solid colours, Taos Turquoise:

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by Futuron » Mon May 25, 2020 4:23 am

More great looking blue guitars in this thread!




As promised, here's some shots of my ocean turquoise Tele.
Is it green? Is it blue? Does anybody have a clue?
Will there be consensus when all our time is through?


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Pearloid:
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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by OffsetUsername » Mon May 25, 2020 5:47 am

Futuron wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:23 am
More great looking blue guitars in this thread!

As promised, here's some shots of my ocean turquoise Tele.
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That neck looks smooth...does it play as well as it looks?

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by Futuron » Mon May 25, 2020 8:10 am

Lightning fast, I can slide my hand up and down multiple times very quickly with no noticable friction. I believe the saying is "as smooth as satin" ;D

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by LVC » Mon May 25, 2020 1:38 pm

I love these colors but I sometimes wish Fender offered more dark blue finishes for their offsets. That seems to be a bit of a blind spot in their palette.

Navy blue finish + gold hardware = :?
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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by tune_link » Mon May 25, 2020 2:36 pm

Futuron wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:23 am
More great looking blue guitars in this thread!




As promised, here's some shots of my ocean turquoise Tele.
Is it green? Is it blue? Does anybody have a clue?
Will there be consensus when all our time is through?


Original pickguard:
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Pearloid:
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Wow! Love this! I tend to prefer tort on offsets but for some reason I do not like it at all on Teles (shrug). I think the Pearloid guard here is a major improvement. Bound teles are a thing of great beauty. I don’t have one but I feel like that may be in my future.

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by ericono » Mon May 25, 2020 6:19 pm

Can you tell us more about this one? Haven't seen the strips on the rear before.

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Would you like a little purple with your blue? :shifty:

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by MKR » Tue May 26, 2020 4:45 am

Futuron wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:44 pm
I'll see if I can get some shots of the Tele with the pearl pickguard, seems all the decent ones I have it still has the original tortoise.



Regarding the Squier sonic blue (I kinda consider it a toothpaste white):

original in front of off-white wall
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for white-balance, with a piece of printer paper
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after refinish in front of the same wall (tell me I did the right thing!)
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ummm INFINITELY better. I don't get that squier sonic blue at all for the life of me. The VM jazzmasters were pale enough, but these new CV one's.... what's even the point of calling them blue. They look white in pretty much every light when you're not comparing it side by side with white.

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Re: Fender Blues color spectrum

Post by OffsetUsername » Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 am

Futuron wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:10 am
Lightning fast, I can slide my hand up and down multiple times very quickly with no noticable friction. I believe the saying is "as smooth as satin" ;D
I, too, prefer the satin neck. Glad it's a wonderful neck for ya.

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