Blackburst means?

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Terry Tibbs
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Blackburst means?

Postby Terry Tibbs » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:30 am

Maybe there’s a better place to ask, but to start:

Does a “translucent Teal” with blackburst option mean that the entire guitar is black, except the top, which is teal fading to black?

I’d like to spec a Vader that is all black with only a subtle color on the plain alder top. Otherwise, totally blacked out. This doesn’t require a phone call right?

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Re: Blackburst means?

Postby DannyB819 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:45 am

Typically, "blackburst" means something to the effect of "the edges of the guitar's front and back will be bursted out to black from whatever 'main' color is selected."

So "teal with blackburst" would mean the top and back of the guitar would be teal, with black edges. If you want very thick or very thin blackburst edges, your best bet is to call and have a chat with a salesperson. You may even want to send that salesperson a follow-up email with a picture that depicts exactly what kind of burst you're looking to have done.

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Re: Blackburst means?

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:05 am

And if you do want the back of the guitar to be painted black, you would first select black burst edges so that the top is the teal with a black around the perimeter, but that you would also have to select the black gloss back and sides so that the back of the guitar and solid black.

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Re: Blackburst means?

Postby Terry Tibbs » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:15 am

Ah I see, okay looks like a phone call is in the cards. Thanks for the quick replies.

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Re: Blackburst means?

Postby Doctor Doug » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:18 am

I'm all about trans-blackburst edges!

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Re: Blackburst means?

Postby Doctor Turn » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:38 am

Yeah, if you check out Doug's two singlecuts, you'll see a perfect example of blackburst edges on a couple of different burst styles and center colors.
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