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Danny Letz

 

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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 8:13 am    
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One thing to consider if you play in a band is how it shows up on stage. I have a SD10 Hybrid Zum that I dearly love but it is blackstone on front and it’s beautiful up close but it just seems to kinda disappear on stage. I also have a red, white & blue lightning bolt Zum that stands out perty good. So it depends on what you are wanting to do also.
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Doug Palmer


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 12:10 pm     Color
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I would like to have a polished ebony polyester finish like on high end pianos.
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Richard Sinkler


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Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 1:53 pm    
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Dark blue lacquer for me. No blue mica. No red guitars (pretty much don't like red anything). Woodgrain mica, but not rosewood. I really liked the African Teak mica that I chose when I had my Kline built.
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Bob Russell


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Post  Posted 1 Apr 2019 6:01 pm    
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I really like the brushed aluminum look I've been seeing; I think it's Mullen doing that.
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Richard Sinkler


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Post  Posted 2 Apr 2019 7:14 am    
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Bob Russell wrote:
I really like the brushed aluminum look I've been seeing; I think it's Mullen doing that.


Me too. Forgot about that one. The first one I saw was a Carter. I believe I also saw a Franklin with this mica. I wonder how much it shows finger/hand prints. Cool look though.
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Dennis Montgomery


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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 9:58 am    
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Don't like solid colors or those mica imitation woodgrains. When I ordered my Mullen last year I wanted to get some type of blue burst lacquer, but I was already spending so much and couldn't justify another $950 plus the extra time it would have added to the order, so I went with blueberry strand mica. I like it a lot and think it was their best mica option for me, though I haven't ruled out doing some kind of custom vinyl wrap in the future...something with a space theme like this Smile


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Brooks Montgomery


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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 10:15 am    
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What colors would I buy? Whatever color my wife will let me display full time in our living room with my other guitars.
Right now, she really likes my red ‘Bud.
My old MSA fake brown wood mica, she doesn’t care for, and consequently it stays in the case most of the time.
I’ve been showing her colors for a new Desert Rose I’d like to get.....fingers crossed.....
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Erv Niehaus


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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 10:24 am    
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I hope she doesn't pick pink! Whoa!
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Tom Sosbe

 

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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 10:34 am     color
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anything but BLACK!
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Chris Bauer

 

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Nashville, TN USA
Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 11:23 am    
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Much though I wish it was otherwise, I've always hated wood grain mica of all types. Feels to me that if you want the look of wood, get a wood guitar and not spend all that money on something that, to me, can only look like a cheap imitation of wood.

(To be clear, a ton of my favorite steel guitar listening has been music made on wood grain guitars. But I'll take the sound waaaaaay before I'll take the look.)
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Bob Ricker

 

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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 11:53 am    
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I remember after a session Bruce Bouton let me try his Franklin steel. It was a great purple color.
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 12:11 pm    
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Erv Niehaus wrote:
I hope she doesn't pick pink! Whoa!
Erv

Not that there’s anything wrong with that..😎
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Tony Glassman


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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 12:16 pm    
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I’m not big on wood-grain laminates. They look like 60’s office furniture to me.

Black mica looks classy up close, but gets lost on stage and appears no different than any keyboard instrument from afar. Conversely, red guitars do stand out, so I would opt for a red or red/blonde two-tone transparent lacquer finish.

That said, tone always trumps color.


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Erv Niehaus


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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 12:25 pm    
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Brooks,
I'd hate to try and sell a pink guitar. Whoa!
Erv
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Rich Upright


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Florida, USA
Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 12:55 pm    
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Because I will only buy a steel locally that I can play first, I have always been limited on what I can buy, so color doesn't make a difference to me...as long as the neck is aluminum!
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 2:30 pm    
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Erv Niehaus wrote:
Brooks,
I'd hate to try and sell a pink guitar. Whoa!
Erv

Don’t tell my wife, but I’d hate to buy one!
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