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tacomadriver
12-17-2012, 05:57 PM
I know it's all just personal preferences but I'm wondering if anyone else prefers solid color finishes over bursts, flames and quilts? I enjoy and appreciate looking at interesting wood grain tops but each one I've owned has left for one reason or the other. Currently I have a black and an antique white PRS, a black and a goldtop Gibson and a vintage white Squier. I know the solid finishes don't allow guitar builders a chance to show their most creative skills. Just wondering if I'm alone here. (Wood grained amps and cabs are a different story.)

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g350/volvodriver7/solid%20bodies/file.jpg

LSchefman
12-17-2012, 06:11 PM
Ya know, now that I think about it, I really like the way white and black guitars look on a stage. And goldtops. There's something "right" about the look. I can't explain why I think that.

Mike Duncan
12-17-2012, 06:35 PM
As an owner of Goldtop and Frost Blue Metallic guitars...I completely understand.

sergiodeblanc
12-17-2012, 08:11 PM
White and Gold, or Sparkled!

Hopeful Sinner
12-19-2012, 09:25 PM
LOVE them...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40066608/emma.jpg

tacomadriver
12-19-2012, 11:32 PM
LOVE them...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40066608/emma.jpg

Well I can certainly see why. What's that finish called?

Hopeful Sinner
12-20-2012, 09:26 AM
Well I can certainly see why. What's that finish called?

Frost Blue Metallic (lit by Christmas Tree)

John Beef
12-20-2012, 10:37 AM
I won't buy a guitar if the top is too flamey or quilty or whatever. I like a nice woodgrain, plain tops, but the figuring is too much, too busy, too gaudy. I have a clear finished swamp ash guitar that is very attractive. I used to have a Vintage Mahogany Mira. I also had a Les Paul with a very nice honeyburst finish and some really interesting mineral streaks in the otherwise plain maple top. But my real faves are solid black and goldtops.

tacomadriver
12-20-2012, 10:57 AM
I won't buy a guitar if the top is too flamey or quilty or whatever. I like a nice woodgrain, plain tops, but the figuring is too much, too busy, too gaudy. I have a clear finished swamp ash guitar that is very attractive. I used to have a Vintage Mahogany Mira. I also had a Les Paul with a very nice honeyburst finish and some really interesting mineral streaks in the otherwise plain maple top. But my real faves are solid black and goldtops.

My sentiments exactly. I subscribe to the "different strokes for different folks" concept. The highly figured tops seem more like works of art than the solids. I'm hoping for the chance to see one of the Frost finishes but there seems to be a lack of close by dealers and I don't like wet, winter road trips.

Jet Whitey
12-20-2012, 11:06 AM
Nope.....don't own any opaque finished PRSi......LOL

Gnal
12-20-2012, 02:04 PM
I think it depends on the guitar. Some guitars look great in solid colors, some look great in transparent colors... some, it does not matter. :)

I used to have a lot of solid color guitars, but now I have mostly guitars that show the wood, either stained or un-stained.

If I include bass guitars, currently I have 3 Solid colored, 3 Natural (just clear finish), and 3 stained... I like the stained ones best for the moment, and its not just because they are my only PRS lol.

Rango
12-20-2012, 08:10 PM
I used to be all about BLACK guitars... I have a black LP Custom that I'll always have.

But I JUST LOVE the top flame PRS guitars.

gush
12-23-2012, 08:56 PM
All 3 of my prs guitars show wood grain with my cu24 having a beautiful 10 top. I could stare at that 10 top for hours on end. My LP has a copper top and it looks good too. I insist that any prs I buy have a nice top with the only exception being if somebody was getting rid of a prs cheap, then I wouldnt be so picky. I just love a figured top and I drool all over the computer when looking at PS collection.

Dirty Bob
12-23-2012, 11:06 PM
For me I like it both ways...as long as the tone is there I don't care....some of my favorite tone machines are plain Janes...