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Offline alan clare

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Fly Colour
« on: January 03, 2018, 05:00:00 PM »
I have a Fly.  It has a dull green front, and the back is Magik blue.
I have been told that it had a Magik blue front, originally, which has faded,
due to lights - sun - etc,
I don`t know how to post photos..
But, there is a slight dent near the bridge, and the Magik blue colour, is visible.
Has anyone any comments, or experiences with this?
 

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Re: Fly Colour
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 12:35:56 AM »
I’ve seen a few Fly guitars that have faded or become cloudy and dull like this—mostly older pre-refined Flys. I have no idea what has caused this, but I’ve seen it on at least three different guitars that have popped up on eBay and Reverb.
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Offline JamieCrain

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Re: Fly Colour
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 12:48:33 AM »
Is the green colour even? If so, it’s unlikely to be the result of fading. Also to go from majik blue to green would be extreme. It would have to been lying in a sunbed for a long time! But maybe I’m wrong.

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Offline Mossman

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Re: Fly Colour
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 06:33:21 AM »
Have you tried just  pulling off one of the knobs? If it's faded from the sun, the original colour should be underneath.
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Offline billy

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Re: Fly Colour
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 11:43:20 AM »
Dyes can easily fade over time, and the clears can yellow or turn hazy/cloudy. Another thing that may happen is the wood color changes over time too. 

Majik blue leans towards the purple side of blue and has a bit of red in it.  Red in my experience fades more than any other dye.  And then a little bit of "yellow" can bring it towards green.

Exposure to different kinds of light can accelerate the changes, though i'd say after 20 years it went pretty well.

So what I suspect has happened here is some combination of fading and discoloration of the wood and clear. 

Agree that pulling a knob and removing the nut and washer should be telling (careful of the ribbons if they are still there!). 

i wouldn't necessarily go by the dent since it may have been dyed with a blue marker or something to help disguise the damage.
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Offline alan clare

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Re: Fly Colour
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 09:05:14 AM »
I remove a knob, and the colour is dark green.
I would post some photos if I knew how to...
Does anyone have a link for the Pre-refined colour options?

This dull green actually looks intentional. 
There is chip near the bridge and a spot of Magik Blue can be seen -
This is the only evidence that it could have been Blue..
 

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Re: Fly Colour
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 11:15:27 AM »
Upload photos to Photobucket and post links.  That's the easiest.
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Offline billy

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Re: Fly Colour
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 02:47:13 PM »
saw the pix on facebook.  If it's not intentionally that color, it looks to me like the dye changed color unfortunately.

btw, don't use photobucket anymore.  They killed all the outside links for free accounts and the pictures don't show once it hits a certain number of views.  Also major pain involved in downloading pics from said accounts.  The amount of ads and pop ups make the site all but unusable.  Fun while it lasted. 
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