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    Here's a way to add a matching electric nylon crossover to your blue archtop. These are awesome electric nylon crossovers, great for Latin, bossa, etc. I have owned two, have been using one for several years now. No affiliation with the seller or this particular guitar.

    Carvin CL450 2004 Blue Burst | Dimension of Sound | Reverb
    -- Isn't it crazy that "archtop" and "luthier" are spelling errors on this forum?

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    You know, I have always wanted a blue guitar. But for some reason not a blue ARCHTOP. Something about the archtop says "tradition" to me, and for me it needs to be a burst or natural.

    But I'd love a DGT in blue

    Anyone into blue guitars?-dgt-faded-blue-jean-jpg

    or a Luke III

    Anyone into blue guitars?-lukeiii-jpg

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    I like Carvin and do want a nylon crossover. But I probably wouldn't play it as much as I think I would.
    I have this...
    Anyone into blue guitars?-img_20181223_103702-jpg

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    Heritage H575 Custom

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    You can never have too many blue gits, I LOVE that 575!!!

    Damn, some players are Soo... stodgy... natural, or Gibson horrid "tobacco" burst. :-)

    This one is on clearance locally... So tempting... But, I have a 335, I HAVE a 335 damn!

    Anyone into blue guitars?-gibson_es335_aquamarine-jpg
    Last edited by GNAPPI; 07-01-2019 at 07:50 AM.
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    Gary

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    This mij blue flower has been my baby since new in 1988.
    Attached Images Attached Images Anyone into blue guitars?-26c53827-a8cf-4ea6-8242-0d91cba74ee7-jpg 

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    I've seen guitars with blue opaque paint that I liked, but somehow blue stained with the wood grain showing through looks odd to my eyes. Although, according to my wife, "stodgy" is not an in-apt description for me. I was born in 1959 and apparently was about 60 years old by 1970.
    Beauty is as close to terror as we can well endure. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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    This is my favorite blue guitar. It remains on my wish list..."Heritage Super Kenny Burrell"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gitfiddler View Post

    This is my favorite blue guitar. It remains on my wish list..."Heritage Super Kenny Burrell"
    Sheesh, the boys from Kalamazoo were not chasing subtlety the day they shot that one. I do love it as well, but my taste tends to run a little less, uh, azuriffic.
    Attached Images Attached Images Anyone into blue guitars?-506-1_1-jpg Anyone into blue guitars?-506-2_1-jpg 
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    Anyone into blue guitars?-bluegoosecat1000-jpg
    My CD "Bare Handed" is available as a download at Bandcamp.com
    http://jimsoloway.bandcamp.com/album/bare-handed

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    Uh, no.

    When I go to sleep at night, I can only dream in red...

    Anyone into blue guitars?-1212c292-381a-41d7-9045-be438820ef50-jpg
    “Without music, life would be a mistake”--Friedrich Nietzsche

    Current lineup: Gibson ES-135 ('02), Peerless Sunset, Harmony Brilliant Cutaway ('64), Godin 5th Avenue, Alvarez AC60 A/E classical, Kay K37 ('56), Fender Squier VM Jazz bass, several ukes. Amps: Fishman Artist, Fender SCXD, Pignose 7-100.

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    The man bent over his guitar,
    A shearsman of sorts. The day was green.

    They said, 'You have a blue guitar,
    You do not play things as they are.'

    The man replied, 'Things as they are
    Are changed upon the blue guitar.'

    And they said then, 'But play, you must,
    A tune beyond us, yet ourselves,

    A tune upon the blue guitar
    Of things exactly as they are.

    ...

    Wallace Stevens



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    It is difficult to sell on a blue guitar nowadays. It had its moment in the mid-1990s. Its heyday is over.

    The reason is simple: blue under aged clear coat nitrocellulose looks a sickly algae green.
    Great Deals with Great Folks: max52 (Guild-Benedetto Artist Award); prickards (Ribbecke GC Halfling); Cincy2 (Comins Concert)

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    I got me one.

    Anyone into blue guitars?-blue-3-jpgAnyone into blue guitars?-blue-guitar-jpgAnyone into blue guitars?-blue-2-jpg
    MG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    It is difficult to sell on a blue guitar nowadays. It had its moment in the mid-1990s. Its heyday is over.

    The reason is simple: blue under aged clear coat nitrocellulose looks a sickly algae green.
    That's when I start to like it!
    -- Isn't it crazy that "archtop" and "luthier" are spelling errors on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    It is difficult to sell on a blue guitar nowadays. It had its moment in the mid-1990s. Its heyday is over.

    The reason is simple: blue under aged clear coat nitrocellulose looks a sickly algae green.
    Somebody on another guitar forum was asking he could 'relic' his Lake Placid Blue strat to create the algae effect.

    The world outside this forum is very strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    It is difficult to sell on a blue guitar nowadays. It had its moment in the mid-1990s. Its heyday is over.

    The reason is simple: blue under aged clear coat nitrocellulose looks a sickly algae green.
    Actually, one of the coolest colors I've ever seen is a Chrysler "pale blue" under nitro, that yellowed into a gorgeous (to me) mint (not surf) green...

    Guthrie Trapp:
    Anyone into blue guitars?-guthries-tele-mint-green-copy-jpg

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    Had a Blue National Reso myself, once.

    My only ever blue guitar.

    Thanks for all of the lovely images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Grass View Post
    I got me one.

    Anyone into blue guitars?-blue-3-jpgAnyone into blue guitars?-blue-guitar-jpgAnyone into blue guitars?-blue-2-jpg
    This gets a thumbs up just because I love me some Miranda

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    Anyone into blue guitars?-rutters-3-brass-saddles-nickle-pate-pickguard-png
    Rutters got me thinking of doing a metal pickguard makeover of a Daphne Blue Strat I have. if it looks good on Surf Green It will look awesome on Daphne Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone View Post
    Sheesh, the boys from Kalamazoo were not chasing subtlety the day they shot that one. I do love it as well, but my taste tends to run a little less, uh, azuriffic.
    Anyone into blue guitars?-506-1_1-jpg
    This one for the win!
    Last edited by mateo2006; 06-30-2019 at 08:47 PM.

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    I only have two blue guitars; Ibanez S style and a Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite with MIII electronics.
    Anyone into blue guitars?-screen-shot-2019-06-29-8-55-01-pm-jpg

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    Just remembered - I have a blue guitar that I'm going to sell as soon as I finish with a couple of details. Anyone want a really Taos Blue strat (MJT alder body, Warmoth Modern '59 profile neck w/ 1 3/4" nut)? More to come in the For Sale area, soon, once it's done.
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    Anyone into blue guitars?-51nwgx85sxl-_sl1000_-jpg

    This looks like my Parker Nitefly except I have black Tele knobs instead of the stock knobs. It is my only blue guitar. I have several black guitars including another Parker but no other blues. Not sure why because I think blue guitars are beautiful.
    Last edited by P.J.; 07-07-2019 at 07:21 AM.

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    All blue, all archtops, and all by the best luthiers of the day. Maybe not that easy a book to locate, but I found it worthwhile.
    No affiliation etc


    KENVOSE.COM - BLUE GUITAR

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    Anyone into blue guitars?-96e8bead-a9de-443d-bae2-b48dfaa24e0f-jpg
    Not sure why but I find the blue quite striking.
    sorry for the sideways pic (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis D View Post
    All blue, all archtops, and all by the best luthiers of the day. Maybe not that easy a book to locate, but I found it worthwhile.
    No affiliation etc


    KENVOSE.COM - BLUE GUITAR
    I have this book and love every beautiful page in it.


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    Not my actual guitar but I can’t get a picture of mine right now.

    My blue guitar is a Gretsch G5420T in Fairlane Blue.

    Anyone into blue guitars?-ks18093637-front-large-jpg

    I used to have a blue PRS Custom 24 but I sold it because we didn’t get along.