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Blackbird
08-06-2012, 10:05 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, 03:19 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, 04:11 PM
Beauty.

SpHj
08-07-2012, 09:03 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, 09:39 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, 07:28 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, 11:48 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

Shawn@PRS
08-10-2012, 01:40 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, 05:55 PM
Thanks! It was even sweeter after you guys did your magic fret replacement on it!