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Fireglo - brown v red

Postby (akpasta) » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:23 pm

I am a big fan of the darker more sunburst brown fireglo as opposed to the bright red that sees predominant and more common now. looking around used Rickenbacker 330s on Reverb and I’m noticing every older Rick with the more dark and sunburst fireglo seem to be located outside of the USA. Is that a coincidence? Is there a particular era of rick 330 with a more sunburst fireglo?

Here’s an example of what I mean.

1987 Rickenbacker 330 - https://reverb.com/item/32929028-1987-r ... t=32929028
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Re: Fireglo - brown v red

Postby (teb) » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:47 pm

Don't know. However, I'd be really careful trying to judge the color or shading particulars of any Fireglow finish from photos, especially on-line photos. A lot of them look substantially different when you see the guitar in real life.
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Re: Fireglo - brown v red

Postby (jps) » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:05 pm

If it's brown it's not FG. Autumnglo, Walnut, Montezuma Brown, and other recent browns are not Fireglo, are they?
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Re: Fireglo - brown v red

Postby (admin) » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:59 pm

teb wrote:Don't know. However, I'd be really careful trying to judge the color or shading particulars of any Fireglow finish from photos, especially on-line photos. A lot of them look substantially different when you see the guitar in real life.


You are exactly right Teb!
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Re: Fireglo - brown v red

Postby (doctorwho) » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:05 am

admin wrote:
teb wrote:Don't know. However, I'd be really careful trying to judge the color or shading particulars of any Fireglow finish from photos, especially on-line photos. A lot of them look substantially different when you see the guitar in real life.


You are exactly right Teb!

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However, remember the "Take The Fireglos" pictures I took and posted?
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Left-to-right:
June 1966 Ryder 1000
October 1966 340
May 1967 RM3261 (4005 with f-hole) [now Getty's!]
June 1973 4001
October 1997 4003S/5 (out of planned order)
September 1987 1997PT
August 1989 370/12RM
January 1992 660/12TP
December 1993 370/12v64
August 1987 4001v63 (out of planned order)
May 1999 620 'SPC'
May 2002 620

IMO, being that this is a group picture, the colors relative to each other are valid gradations of the Fireglo finish over the years.

FWIW, there was an earlier thread also on the subject of "darker Fireglo":

http://www.rickresource.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=409101
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Re: Fireglo - brown v red

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:18 pm

What I think is really interesting is that late 50's Two Tone Brown today looks like FG.
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Re: Fireglo - brown v red

Postby (kennyhowes) » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:15 pm

red, please!
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Re: Fireglo - brown v red

Postby (libratune) » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:50 pm

I have a 360/12V64 from 1987 that has a similar "dark Fireglo" finish.

Not the best photo, but you get the idea -- it's not as dark in person, but it's dark!
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