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The Ratchet
04-27-2012, 07:45 PM
PRS has done some insanely awesome fades on many recent PS guitars. If you've got a blindingly awesome fade, or have seen one somewhere, share it here...

To start, this is one of my all time favs. It belongs I believe to the 'real' 11top dude. Sandstorm Fade done to perfection:

http://willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/122211/183647-2.jpg

http://willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/122211/183647-4.jpg

themike
04-27-2012, 07:51 PM
Love me some fades!!!! Steve's Sandstorm looks like the top of the water behind a boat during sunset.....

Some of these colors have showed up as one-offs for production, but they originated in PS.

Frostbite

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/110210/167306-2.jpg

Beach Fade

http://www.tfoa.eu/user_files/images/PRS%20private%20beach%20custom04.JPG

Green Fade

http://briansguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_3036.jpg

Blue Fade

http://briansguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMG_3917.jpg

Purlpe Fade

http://guitarasylum.com/blog-images/prs/prs-singlecut-hb-purple-fade-blog1.jpg

Tequila Sunrise

http://cdn1.gbase.com/usercontent/gear/3048872/p2_urhqjd4by_so.jpg

WEDGE
04-28-2012, 02:24 AM
That beach fade is sick......even my wife who could care less when i show her the millionth pic off the iPad loved that one.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
04-28-2012, 02:30 AM
If you think the top on this one is nice - you should see the back!

http://willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/122211/183647-2.jpg

http://willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/122211/183647-4.jpg

Tim
04-28-2012, 02:33 AM
Stay Frosty!

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/timmyleewalls/Private%20Stock/IMG_4626.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/timmyleewalls/Private%20Stock/006.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/timmyleewalls/Private%20Stock/IMG_4723.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/timmyleewalls/Private%20Stock/IMG_4708.jpg

The Ratchet
04-28-2012, 03:07 AM
http://willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/122211/183647-2.jpg

If you think the top on this one is nice - you should see the back!

Yes the back is insane too! And that heel cap, etc. - so much attention to detail.

Lets....take a look... :shock:

http://willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/122211/183647-3.jpg

http://willcuttguitars.com/product%20images/122211/183647-8.jpg

The Ratchet
04-28-2012, 03:15 AM
That beach fade is sick......even my wife who could care less when i show her the millionth pic off the iPad loved that one.

Dude, those aquatic / beach / ocean fades are just luscious. Show her this one too:

http://wildwestguitars.com/images/product-images/1312921659blufadecu24main.jpg

If I was in a beach bar band anywhere (preferably the Caribbean) I would simply have to have an ocean fader.

And Tim, your Swamp Eagle is pristine!! Love how it fades up into the maple neck. Brilliant!

GC Ron
04-29-2012, 01:03 AM
The second Frostbite built as seen at the 2010 Experience, Willcutt had the first.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/GCRon/DSC01003.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
04-29-2012, 01:13 AM
^^^^ That guitar KILLED in person, Ron ^^^^

jcha008
04-29-2012, 03:53 AM
Not for everyone, but man I love the fades. The heel cap on the Sandstorm is just ridiculous!!

FlameTop
04-30-2012, 06:12 AM
Blue fade with blue carried onto the neck.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/bdo2.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/Photo%2030-04-2012%2011%2007%2048%20%281%29.jpg

themike
04-30-2012, 09:31 AM
Do you consider bursts the same as fades?

http://themikedesigns.com/Gear/IMG_1151.JPG

The Ratchet
04-30-2012, 05:31 PM
Do you consider bursts the same as fades?



For the purposes of this thread, typically no, as bursts originate from the center in a radial fashion, whereas fades can originate from any side/angle and move in a generally linear fashion.

However, as your PTC custom 'PS' color certainly falls under 'Wicked Crazy', I think we can let it slide :mrgreen:

themike
05-01-2012, 02:53 PM
However, as your PTC custom 'PS' color certainly falls under 'Wicked Crazy', I think we can let it slide :mrgreen:

Ha thanks :D - I actually was going to post Dragons Breath and Laguna Glow because while not traditional 1-2-3 fades, there is a lot of subtle fading inside em'.

http://www.sweetwater.com/images/guitars/PS3554/184736/184736-body-l.jpg

cosmic_ape
05-04-2012, 12:15 PM
The Guitar Shop in Canada has my all time favorite. You right handed people have it so good:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/7050541893_188d06303a_b.jpg


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5462/6904453986_7ef48804db_b.jpg


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/6904449998_e5d7d07149_b.jpg


Beach Cross Fade FTW!

themike
05-04-2012, 04:27 PM
The Guitar Shop in Canada has my all time favorite. You right handed people have it so good:
Beach Cross Fade FTW!

Well - since that is a Private Stock guitar, you can spec it left handed just as easily.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/joeandleen/benStillerDoIt.jpg

GC Ron
05-06-2012, 09:55 PM
^^^^ That guitar KILLED in person, Ron ^^^^
I wish I had video of your reaction when you saw it.

cosmic_ape
05-15-2012, 02:27 AM
The Guitar Shop in Canada has my all time favorite. You right handed people have it so good:
Beach Cross Fade FTW!

Well - since that is a Private Stock guitar, you can spec it left handed just as easily.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/joeandleen/benStillerDoIt.jpg

No Private Stock for me just yet!

I noticed someone bought the guitar since I posted it here. Fess up, people! Who bought it?

Nahguavkire
06-24-2012, 08:09 PM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/7050541893_188d06303a_b.jpg

Oh my days, this is good enough to repost! It looks like it should be hanging from a "vintage" leather strap worn over a cream Armani linen suit... I freakin' love it!

dantedayjob
06-24-2012, 08:42 PM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/7050541893_188d06303a_b.jpg

Oh my days, this is good enough to repost! It looks like it should be hanging from a "vintage" leather strap worn over a cream Armani linen suit... I freakin' love it!

Oh yes... In your PS dreams thread, I mentioned diagonal quilt.. this is exactly what I meant... I would want it Glacier Blue, but this thing is just awe inspiring!

cosmic_ape
06-25-2012, 12:57 AM
If I can ever afford it, I'd love a diagonal quilt!

vchizzle
08-03-2012, 10:22 AM
The second Frostbite built as seen at the 2010 Experience, Willcutt had the first.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/GCRon/DSC01003.jpg
My favorite fade.