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Offline Nigel Tufnel

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« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2009, 10:56:16 PM »
Just bought a guitar you might want to add:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=220422357637

I'm sure it's called a "three color burst," but I think it deserves the name "Hellfire." WHat a gorgeous quilt!

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« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2009, 01:10:47 PM »
Interesting shade of blue up on eBay. Is it a "midblue" or "powder blue" by any chance?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270409734556
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« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2010, 04:13:55 PM »
Here is a picture of a walnut finish. In the ebay ad it says "walnut proto no.2".



Here's the link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Parker-Custom-Dragon-Fly-Solid-Walnut-Guitar_W0QQitemZ250567823441QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item3a57019051

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« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2010, 10:08:04 AM »
Double-check me on this, please: The photo from the eBay listing that Florian has kindly provided seems to me to be a better depiction of the same guitar shown at the end of the Limited Editions Guide as "Claro Walnut."

I do a sort of a fingerprint analysis, trying to match unique patterns, and I find many matches with these two instruments. Start with the upper bout, for example, and compare the graining.

I will include the Proto #2 info with whichever seems to be the better photo.
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« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2010, 10:25:35 AM »
Yep, it's the same guitar.

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« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2010, 01:29:40 PM »
Thanks. I have added it to the Finishes Guide as an example of Natural on walnut and to the Ltd Editions Guide as an unusually nice wood grain from an unusual wood type.
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« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2010, 05:52:11 AM »
Just spotted the Flat Black one on eBay and here. Looks extra cool to my taste.
I wonder why noone tried Flat Black until now, it really rocks!

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« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2010, 07:22:46 AM »
Wow my eyes got blurry looking at all these colors, I had no idea there were so many colors and I used to be a parker
dealer, but that was a few years ago, I really like the leather color awesome post.
 

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« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2010, 07:31:14 AM »
Nef already mentioned it, but it was not added, so maybe here are new pics:
Just found this ebay listing of a flat black fly (Batman Tumbler black *g*), maybe you want to add it, Marco:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Parker-Fly-Deluxe-Flat-Black-/280561233670?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item4152c0af06
« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 07:32:31 AM by nangillala »
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« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2010, 02:36:11 PM »
Thanks for the reminder, but...

Scroll down to the end of the "Satins."
« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 02:39:06 PM by Marco76 »
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« Reply #55 on: September 19, 2010, 02:52:11 PM »
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Originally posted by Nefarius

Just spotted the Flat Black one on eBay and here. Looks extra cool to my taste.
I wonder why noone tried Flat Black until now, it really rocks!

Greetings...
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« Reply #56 on: September 19, 2010, 03:56:18 PM »
Ah, sorry. Just checked the solid colors. My fault.
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« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2010, 08:09:28 PM »
Question about the "flat black" and I guess other "satin" finishes.

Are they difficult to keep clean? What about sweat, fingerprints, dust, dirt, grime, and so on? Do those sorts of junk penetrate into the finish so that to remove them requires a careful rinsing with distilled water perhaps?
Is the surface easily scratchable, and when it does get scuffed, how can the marring get buffed out without leaving a different sort of sheen, making a bit of a mess?

Seems like a possibly delicate finish, despite its manly [:D] look.
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« Reply #58 on: September 24, 2010, 05:03:55 PM »
That's a lot of good questions.

USM has used at least two different methods to create a satin or matte finish. I was told that the more recent method yields a finish that is harder than the previous method did. The earlier method could get more easily "polished" down by hand motion, like along the back of the neck. I believe that was done by a special clearcoat that cured out to a satin. The newer method, I believe, is done by an application of an activator or something to the standard clearcoat.

The older method was more difficult to produce because runs or other defects could not be buffed out like the standard gloss can. Now, once the looking good in gloss, the satinizing is very predictable.

My guess is that you are correct that it would be almost impossible to touch up a scrape to a satin instrument and match the finish.

The feel of the satin neck, though, is so nice!

Not that you asked, but a comment or two about the appearance of satin finished Flys:

With a Natural or very transparent color, the look is a tiny bit odd. Here's what I mean: a gloss finish mimics what we are used to seeing as a varnished surface, and we do not expect to see much woodgrain texture. A satin finish has a similar resemblance to what we are used to seeing as an oil-stained surface, and we do expect to see the grain texture, but it is not there. The satin is as uniform as the gloss, but counter to expectation, and so it almost looks plasticky.

On the classic metal flake paints of the Fly, the gloss coats have a lot of the "depth" that auto finishers go for. The same colors with satin finishes look a tiny bit darker and distinctly more monolithic, like anodized billet aluminum. In my opinion, both are great looks.

I have seen in person Tangerine, Emerald, Plum and Antique Gold done in satin. The Gold looks like a billet, the Tangerine was a very satisfying anodized look, the Emerald was very rich looking, and the Plum was inky deep purple that would turn out some surprising highlights - you'd think it was matte black until a strong light hit it. I haven't seen them under stage lights yet; that will be very interesting to see.
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« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2011, 09:10:01 PM »
So what do the finishes on the Vernon Reid look like?

I see African Violet and Black Ice and a couple others.