Favorite guitar finish?

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by M3CHK1LLA, Feb 24, 2015.

what is your favorite finish on a guitar / bass?

  1. painted color

    19.5%
  2. natural woods

    41.6%
  3. graphics

    3.0%
  4. burst finish

    27.3%
  5. other (please explain)

    8.7%
  1. Sang-Drax

    Sang-Drax SS.org Regular

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    Natural wood or stained for me, please
     
  2. tdk24

    tdk24 Well-Known Member

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    Whale Blue flamed maple 10 tops!
     
  3. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    not sure if anyone here has one of these, but they would go under the "other" section...

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  4. mperrotti34

    mperrotti34 SS.org Regular

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    I love burst finishes especially when the guitar has an extremely figured top
     
  5. s4tch

    s4tch SS.org Regular

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    I hate myself for giving the same answer to all guitar related "what's your favorite..." questions, but still I can't help but love this one.

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    That would qualify for 'other', but I still voted 'painted color'. Mostly I dig either plain one-color finishes or nice painted tops.
     
  6. Snarpaasi

    Snarpaasi SS.org Regular

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    Flamed maple + burst in satin finish is my pick. Otherwise, exotic woods with satin finish is also an option. Everything in gloss is nowadays for me an instant turnoff. Solid paint is a bit boring.
     
  7. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Really depends on the realisation.
    My custom has a painted finish, but I also like, say, Gibson's honey burst, violoin-like trans finishes, etc.
    Imho people aren't tied to a specific finish but more to a loose color code, which will actually vary depending on the guitar use. Satin exotic woods with gold hardware are labeled "class" nowadays, but sometimes you want a guitar that is NOT class. (ESP MII camo for cheap someone ? plzzz ?)

    Some companies also do some stuff better than others. Fender relicing is very nice, ESP's is a piece of bantha poodoo AFAIC.

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  8. Science_Penguin

    Science_Penguin SS.org Regular

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    Chose "Other" myself, cos I'm quite partial to the look of a solid black with a coloured mirror pickguard. It's simple, but it gives it a pretty interesting look. I've got a green one on my RG7- looks REAL nice.

    Can't stand the look of plain wood finishes, honestly. Looks like I'm playing a piece of furniture... Hell, even Brian May, who literally built his guitar from a wood fireplace, put some colour on it!
     
  9. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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  10. ittoa666

    ittoa666 /)'3'(\

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    Swirls and any flashy prs finish does it for me.
     
  11. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    if i would have thought of it...swirls would have its own section in the voting.
     
  12. OmegaSlayer

    OmegaSlayer SS.org Regular

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    I don't like graphics.
    I don't like bindings on coloured tops, ok on plain wood.
    I don't like tops coloured and plain wood in the back of the body.
    Everything else is ok if done well
     
  13. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    so basically you dont like anything that looks cool :lol:
     
  14. col

    col blah.

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    For the moment this, apparently. :lol:

    Although depending on lighting my Ran looks more see-through purple flame than black flame. The rest are solid black for now.
     
  15. pushpull7

    pushpull7 Banned

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    I love them all! There is no clear winner (thought there are obviously variations of the choices :) )
     
  16. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    that is kinda the way i am...i just love guitars :yesway:
     
  17. 7JxN7

    7JxN7 SS.org Regular

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    I like metallic or candy type less tradional/"extreme" sort of colours - toxic greens, various bright reds and sports car type blues

    But....

    I'm also really into "distressed" (not relic'd!) dull, grain exposed finishes. So guitars that look beaten up then have a worn/transparent blue/black/grey sort of finish over the top, along the lines of the meshuggah sigs, and Mayones did a really cool take on it with an axe or 2 I have seen from them.

    I kind of like extremes on either side of the finish scale, maybe I am just jaded with the more popular and readily available finishes from most companies......... *wanders away pondering the underlying reasons behind ones choice in guitar finishes.......*
     
  18. SeditiousDissent

    SeditiousDissent i drove bus

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    Anything works for me as long as it is red (or black and red)...

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  19. JosephAOI

    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

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    This kind of thing is my favorite finish.

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  20. ForThisGift

    ForThisGift SS.org Regular

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    Natural wood please!

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