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It's quite common for the clear coat on those lacquer finishes to yellow with exposure to light. That could well be yellowed Pelham Blue, but it also could be Inverness Green. The way to tell would be to look under the pickguard--the original color should show up there. Either way, you've got a cool custom color Epiphone!

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It is indeed Pehlam Blue. Along the neck at the fretboard, the blue did not green as much and the blue is quiet visible. Original Pelhem Blue Nitro coated guitars turn green.

 

It's quite common for the clear coat on those lacquer finishes to yellow with exposure to light. That could well be yellowed Pelham Blue, but it also could be Inverness Green. The way to tell would be to look under the pickguard--the original color should show up there. Either way, you've got a cool custom color Epiphone!

 

 

 

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It is indeed Pehlam Blue. Along the neck at the fretboard, the blue did not green as much and the blue is quiet visible. Original Pelhem Blue Nitro coated guitars turn green.

 

I can see the blue coming thru just below the wraparound.

 

that is an awesome old Epi !!

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This came through my shop today. Original Epiphone Coronet in Pehlam Blue!

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Absolutely love the lacquer checking on this one.Can't fake that stuff.

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why is the finish cracked??

 

On lacquer finished guitars when you bring it in from the cold, like car in winter, to a warm place the wood expands faster then the lacquer causing the hairline cracks in the finish. Best to leave a guitar in its case until it warms up unless you like the checking, which I do.

 

Most vintage guitars have this and factory aging is available for some high end guitarmakers.

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Absolutely love the lacquer checking on this one.Can't fake that stuff.

 

Apparently you can, though I've never tried it myself. Two methods I've come across, first is scratching the lines in with an exacto knife, second is blowing a freeze spray (used in electronics repair) across the finish. And as they say on the internet, YMMV!

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Apparently you can, though I've never tried it myself. Two methods I've come across, first is scratching the lines in with an exacto knife, second is blowing a freeze spray (used in electronics repair) across the finish. And as they say on the internet, YMMV!

Still, to my mind, the best method is the "passage of time". Sweet guitar!

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Apparently you can, though I've never tried it myself. Two methods I've come across, first is scratching the lines in with an exacto knife, second is blowing a freeze spray (used in electronics repair) across the finish. And as they say on the internet, YMMV!

 

 

They may try to imitate it through artificial means but it just isn't the same as having every crack have its own story. I know about the relicing process but I am not a big fan.

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They may try to imitate it through artificial means but it just isn't the same as having every crack have its own story. I know about the relicing process but I am not a big fan.

 

+1.

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Cool guitar. Hey Epiphone, make some of these as a limited edition. I'd certainly get one. Understated,simple, elegant, original functional design. [thumbup]

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