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Sky Blue - Looks Mint Green ?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Wolfpack, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Strat-Talk Member

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    Guy says this is a "Sky Blue" finish & looks more blue in person.
    His photos it appears more of a mint green to me, which I LOVE.
    Anyone here know about these ?

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  2. gregggyf

    gregggyf Strat-Talk Member

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    I would most definitely say that it is on the greenish side as opposed to blue.
     
  3. guitarman60

    guitarman60 Senior Stratmaster

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    Cameras (especially digital) have a tough time with pastel colors. I take pics of my Jeff Beck in surf green and they look like puke. In person it's my favorite color.
     
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  5. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Strat-Talk Member

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    Yeah, this is what's confusing about their color descriptions & photos.

    Here is a Sky Blue, this looks blue to me

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    This is a Surf Green, looks green to me

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    So why do these photograph correctly, but not the one in my op ?
     
  6. ekul785

    ekul785 Senior Stratmaster

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    Isn't that Sky Blue Daphne Blue? I've bot heard of Sky Blue before. The one below looks like Seafoam Green.
     
  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    These are the same things we wonder about PolarBears guitar...lol....!!
     
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    This ^^^ Digital photos posted on the internet can throw the colour out completely. PM the seller and ask him about it.
     
  9. steben

    steben Senior Stratmaster

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    faded daphne / sonic blue + yellowing will give you a mint green
     
  10. caldera

    caldera Strat-O-Master

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    That vintage one looks like Sonic Blue to me.
     
  11. Wolfpack

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    Sky Daphne Sonic
    Argh
    Anyone have a Sky Blue seen it fade into a mint green ?
     
  12. gtstratrock

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    I had a HWY 1 in Daphne & it appeared someone had applied a clear over it. It also had the pukey greenish hue to it.
     
  13. steben

    steben Senior Stratmaster

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    indeed.
    Depends on which clear you put on it.
    "tinted" nitro to achieve an aged look exist in many shades.
    If one wants it "pre-tinted", a very slight tinted should be used.
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    yellowing (blue going to green, red to orange red) is always there with nitro, even without UV light (window, sun)
    fading (going to white) is there with lots of UV light

    coming from daphne:
    A blue (pukey) green is an old, covered guitar
    A light green guitar is an old guitar that saw a lot of light.
    A light blue guitar is an old guitar that saw a lot of light with a nitro that didn't yellow to much.
     
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    I suspect it has much more to do with the camera's white balance setting than with the guitar's color.
     
  15. Tee H C

    Tee H C Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    MY Pinky is muchlighter than my digital camera shows it to be. In all the pics of it it looks more hot pink than a pastel shade of pink which it is in person.

    The second pic (Floating Pinky) is closer to how she really looks.
     

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    This is the story of my life :D
     
  17. steben

    steben Senior Stratmaster

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    the "true" pink there is truly more beautiful too than the magenta pic (and your avatar)! ;)
    I really don't like magenta on a guitar... Makes me think of red ones where the orange hues are all faded.
     

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