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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

    14
    Mar 18, 2013
    USA
    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

    14
    Nov 6, 2011
    NEW YORK
    I would most definitely say that it is on the greenish side as opposed to blue.
     
  3. guitarman60

    guitarman60 Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 2, 2013
    Kentucky
    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

    14
    Mar 18, 2013
    USA
    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

    Age:
    25
    May 3, 2010
    Hampshire, UK
    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

    Aug 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    These are the same things we wonder about PolarBears guitar...lol....!!
     
  8. Odysseus

    Odysseus Strat-Talker

    490
    Dec 16, 2012
    Lisbon, Portugal
    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

    Aug 9, 2012
    Zulte, Belgium
    faded daphne / sonic blue + yellowing will give you a mint green
     
  10. psallo

    psallo Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 26, 2012
    Rehsa
    That vintage one looks like Sonic Blue to me.
     
  11. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Strat-Talk Member

    14
    Mar 18, 2013
    USA
    Sky Daphne Sonic
    Argh
    Anyone have a Sky Blue seen it fade into a mint green ?
     
  12. gtstratrock

    gtstratrock Six Strings Down Strat-Talk Supporter

    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

    Aug 9, 2012
    Zulte, Belgium
    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.
     
  14. Thymatronic

    Thymatronic Strat-Talk Member

    33
    Mar 4, 2013
    Massachusetts
    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

    Jan 27, 2012
    London
    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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  16. Polarbear

    Polarbear Don Poleone Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    24
    Apr 18, 2011
    St Leonards, UK
    This is the story of my life :D
     
  17. steben

    steben Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 9, 2012
    Zulte, Belgium
    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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