Thoughts about gold hardware?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Dewey, May 13, 2020.

Gold hardware?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    55.8%
  1. Chuck8436

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    I like it in certain cases, like this one. Only thing that's changed on my black walnut tele is I went to a full gold cover on the P94 and a full gold vintage humbucker at the bridge.

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    Wow, Cig. Wow.
     
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    I don't really care for it, but when a guitar I otherwise wanted came with it, I accepted it as part of the deal. I expect to change out all the gold hardware for chrome when it starts to look ratty.

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    IMG_20190814_161727335.jpg I think it looks good with white and black.
     
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    I have a couple with gold hardware. Yes, it fades quickly, but I do like it.

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  9. Neil.C

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    I voted no to gold hardware but the following iconic guitars wouldn't look right with anything else;

    Gibson Les Paul Custom

    Fender Mary Kay

    Gretsch White Falcon
     
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  10. Dewey

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    Here’s my tricked out Mex darn thing for all the bling could not hold tune even with a new xl nut 3A24DC9F-D0E2-4A46-B790-EF2A26449927.jpeg
     
  12. Bladesg

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    I have 2 guitars with gold hardware and even though it suits I still have a preference for chrome/nickel.
     
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    If the guitar is black or white or natural then gold looks great...the more striking the color scheme the less decent gold looks....ask your wife(and your wallet) why a simple black dress that is lost in the background instantly looks amazing with golden jewellery....
     
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    Wow!! I know we're supposed to be talkin' gold hardware here, but the flame on the back of that neck of that sparkle green (turquoise?? my monitor makes certain subtle shades hard to see.....) Strat is gorgeous, @Dewey !!!!
     
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    Thanks. I guess my monitor makes it hard for me to see too. It's seafoam sparkle.
     
  19. Rattlesnakedaddy

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    It depends on the instrument. I have never really been a fan of gold hardware, but it it seems to work on my old photoflame P-bass Lyte.
     
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    Yep gold wears quickly, tarnishes and ends up looking like crap but that just gives it character I guess.
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