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Blackbird
08-06-2012, 11:05 AM
There was a forum on VR about naturally faded PRSi which produced some nice pics of faded specimen. I haven't found any similar threads here, except for the infamous Eriza Verde conspiracy. Personally, I love the look of a faded top. Below is a 97 CE that I acquired about a year ago, it is originally Royal Blue and has faded beautifully. You can see the original color near the toggle switch hole and under the pickup rings. I know the person that I acquired it from had purchased it from a BAMer. If any of you guys recognize it, I would love to know it's history.

So this thread is dual-purpose: show off your naturally faded PRSi, and if you can, share a little about the history of the instrument. How was it stored? Left in sunlight intentionally? Gigged regularly or not? Placed in a tanning booth?(joke)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab156/ahogfan80/Picture021.jpg
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab156/ahogfan80/Picture017.jpg
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab156/ahogfan80/Picture015.jpg
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab156/ahogfan80/photo4.jpg

themike
08-06-2012, 04:19 PM
Thats awesome because usually Whale Blue is the color that fades beautifully - you don't hear much about the fading of Royal Blue!

veinbuster
08-06-2012, 05:11 PM
Beauty.

SpHj
08-07-2012, 10:03 AM
I have one '86 Royal blue/birds. It's not as faded as some do have out there, but she has lightened up enough to really shine in my book
[IMG]http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/sonofamitch1/PRS/1986%20Custom/1986PRSCustom104.jpg[IMG]

themike
08-07-2012, 10:39 AM
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/sonofamitch1/PRS/1986%20Custom/1986PRSCustom104.jpg

quoted to fix the image - great guitar!

Richard Lainegard
08-08-2012, 08:28 AM
Are all these fadeds with nitro laquer?
I assume the new V12 finishes wouldn't fade as much (or at all?) even if left out in the sun to "cook"?

Aldwyn
08-10-2012, 12:48 PM
I have no idea how my '86 was stored... I just got it last fall. But here it is!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/top.jpg

Shawn@PRS
08-10-2012, 02:40 PM
I have no idea how my '86 was stored... I just got it last fall. But here it is!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/top.jpg

That's a sweet guitar!

Aldwyn
08-13-2012, 06:55 PM
Thanks! It was even sweeter after you guys did your magic fret replacement on it!

Bomonganni
05-03-2014, 02:49 PM
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h166/bomonganni/92Custom24.jpg (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/bomonganni/media/92Custom24.jpg.html)http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h166/bomonganni/Watson.jpg (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/bomonganni/media/Watson.jpg.html) 1993 Emerald Green

Faded
05-04-2014, 08:21 AM
2012 blue fade that has turned into a faded glacier to faded indigo. Just from sitting in the shop...

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx237/ehouston08/Mobile%20Uploads/20140429_072039_zpsnyf5d0kz.jpg (http://s759.photobucket.com/user/ehouston08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140429_072039_zpsnyf5d0kz.jpg.html)

vchizzle
05-04-2014, 09:32 AM
2012 blue fade that has turned into a faded glacier to faded indigo. Just from sitting in the shop...

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx237/ehouston08/Mobile%20Uploads/20140429_072039_zpsnyf5d0kz.jpg (http://s759.photobucket.com/user/ehouston08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140429_072039_zpsnyf5d0kz.jpg.html)
That's one of the coolest faded fades I've ever seen! :laugh:

I'm glad this thread got revived, hopefully get some more action. I love a good fade.
Wish I would kept this one...signed/#95 of the 57/08 McCarty series in super faded blueberry.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8091/8501196408_ca1a8b3bc6_b.jpg

This is a friend of mine's '85 royal blue(crappy cell pic in low light)
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/7904041162_2976bb57fe_b.jpg

Faded
05-05-2014, 11:57 AM
I have no idea how my '86 was stored... I just got it last fall. But here it is!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/top.jpg

I really like this one

tyt921
05-05-2014, 01:17 PM
I just have a regular SE CU24 grey black top, any chance it will fade as well?? guys i am jealous, lol?

Faded
05-05-2014, 02:34 PM
I just have a regular SE CU24 grey black top, any chance it will fade as well?? guys i am jealous, lol?


I dont think World Music stains the veneer the same way as PRS. You could always just leave it out in the sun for a few months!

tyt921
05-05-2014, 03:34 PM
I dont think World Music stains the veneer the same way as PRS. You could always just leave it out in the sun for a few months!

World Music? As in the factory in Korea that made my PRS? I thought they all had the same dying process. No idea, nice to know thanks!

Faded
05-05-2014, 04:33 PM
World Music? As in the factory in Korea that made my PRS? I thought they all had the same dying process. No idea, nice to know thanks!

From some of the refin jobs I've seen the layers of finish are different.