Stupid Question ‘O The Day

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  1. Tuica

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    Is the SG Vintage Cherry finish always darker than other Cherries? Seems this way over the Satin Cherry and Worn Cherry. Thanks in advance for your knowledge replies, and great site. Will soon post photo of my newly acquired 2001 in Vintage Cherry. Very deep red finish which I prefer over the lighter hues.
     
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    Aged Cherry is the darkest.
     
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    None is the same, just like the wood used. Trees aren't cloned, they're all different.
     
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    Hmmm, thanks. Thought perhaps the amount or shade of Cherry finish might be the effect. So just the original mahogany color is the difference maker? Or perhaps both, combined with natural aging? And of the more common woods, mahogany my favorite. And I like the way the SG has the scent of a piece of fine furniture. Which it is.
     
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    Rub some on black shoe polish for a darker finish, and only wear white t-shirts when playing.
     
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    Looking for some knowledgeable and intelligent responses here regarding the different finishes on SG’s. Title was merely an attention bullet. Thanks cerebral gasket.
     
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    Cherries are different. Here are 1969, 2002 faded and 2007 heritage cherries. The photo is slightly over exposed so the color reproduction is not accurate. But the color depth difference is real.
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    Thanks much Susihukkanen. Appreciate the image and information.
     
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    Thanks Larry. Just by going on internet images see lots of variations.
     
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    I would be surprised to learn that there is much if any reliable consistency in cherry colors over the years. "Cherry Sunburst," for instance, barely means anything and certain is inconsistent. Aged Cherry being consistently and intentionally darkest is probably a reliable description, but the others vary a lot, I think, if only because of the wide range in underlying wood tone, let alone changing formulations. Good luck getting what you want. IMO, the darker the better -- though no Wine Red (ugh) please.
     
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