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Is this a good vintage color
Too dark(brown)
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Looks good to me
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Slowerhand



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. I'm refiinishing a strat neck that will be almost the same color - I used Reranch butterscotch, it will have a matching body color headstock tho. I felt the same, that mine was too dark, but what the heck, it looks good.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is too opaque, or not enough of the maple showing through the tint. To see a pic of it outside in natural light would be great and if you still feel that it is two dark try Structos advice and remove a small amount of the tint with oooo steel wool to let a little more light reflect off of the maple thus brightening it up a bit.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a neck I did that I was able to take some of the color off of to lighten up a bit in places.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally, i like it. i vote keep it the way it is....

Looks like 2 packs a day for a good number of years. Smile
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Pogue Mahone



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might try to lighten a hair or two, but it actually kinda looks like the dark color you see on back of a real vintage after lots of hand grime is worn in to the wood. Maybe you can use that aspect to your advantage!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the honesty. I knwo some of you guys think it looks good and so did I but it is just a bit too brown. I was afraid it was too dark myself. I think if I put it up against the BB body it would have looked funny so I decided to strip it and start over. I know I can do it better and by the fact that I had to ask meant that I wasn't too sure about it from the start so I guess it's best to redo it and try to nail the color.

Lon, you're right too, it will age and darken on its own.

Sorry Instagator, I didn't mean to ruin your neck. Wink I will fix bro, I will make you proud!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt in my mind Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Remember to think about what it will look like in a year or two, after the nitro has started aging. It may be a little too dark now, really dark and unnatural down the road.





That's true. On the other hand, wouldn't the lacquer have to become darker than the color to make the whole thing appear darker?

I think it would look best in satin finish
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