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    Naturally Faded Goodness - History?

    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)




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    Thats awesome because usually Whale Blue is the color that fades beautifully - you don't hear much about the fading of Royal Blue!
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    Beauty.

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    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]

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpHj View Post
    quoted to fix the image - great guitar!
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    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"?
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    I have no idea how my '86 was stored... I just got it last fall. But here it is!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldwyn View Post
    I have no idea how my '86 was stored... I just got it last fall. But here it is!

    That's a sweet guitar!

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    Thanks! It was even sweeter after you guys did your magic fret replacement on it!

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