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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / what's the deal with sonic blue???

jonnybgoode

south carolinia

Jul 20th, 2016 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I walked into a music store and they had 3 strats in sonic blue and 1 telecaster and everyone of them was a different shade of sonic blue...

littleuch
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Jul 20th, 2016 01:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lots of color blindness in the surf green/seafoam green/sonic blue/daphne blue spectrum.

Paul L

New Jersey, USA

It looks just like a Telefunken U-47!
Jul 20th, 2016 02:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not sure, but depending on the specific model, the finish may be deliberately lightened, shaded or tinted to look "vintage". That could account for some of the discrepancy.

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Jul 20th, 2016 02:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Lots of color blindness in the surf green/seafoam green/sonic blue/daphne blue spectrum."

I've noticed this too. With Dakota and Fiesta Red also. We're talking showroom guitars here, not fading.

You'd think they'd have a closer standard for these colors. I thought they were supposed to be the same as the old GM auto paint.


Joe Potts
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Western Pa.

I'm an old guitar hassler
Jul 20th, 2016 02:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The local dealer has a Tele and a Strat in mystic ice blue, and they are noticeably different. The Strat is darker.

I wonder if USA vs Mexico manufacture might have something to do with it - different sources for the paint?

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Repeat
Jul 20th, 2016 03:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They've had very poor color control over the years.

Nothing new at all.

jonnybgoode

south carolinia

Jul 20th, 2016 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

one of the sonic blues that I saw look almost white Lol very pastel-ey almost reminded me of a Easter blue...


ecfan

New Jersey USA

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Jul 21st, 2016 06:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My experience as well. I have seen Sonic Blue guitars that are almost white and ones that are most definitely blue. There are also different shades of Candy Apple Red and I won't even get into the Olympic White vs Arctic White controversy, which has been discussed many times on FDP. As with other things, always best to see the guitar with your own eyes before you plunk down your hard-earned cash.

ScottB

USA

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Jul 21st, 2016 08:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought a MIJ (Fujigen factory) Fender Vintage '62 RI body in Sonic Blue for my latest Frankenstrat project. The color is a pretty close match for Daphne Blue if you ask me...

Sonic or Daphne?

(This message was last edited by ScottB at 10:30 PM, Jul 21st, 2016)

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Jul 22nd, 2016 01:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That looks like my Daphne Blue strat. Its hard to keep all the shades separated .

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Jul 24th, 2016 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Lots of color blindness in the surf green/seafoam green/sonic blue/daphne blue spectrum."



Yep.

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

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Aug 16th, 2016 05:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some of the finishes are supposed to simulate a faded older instrument.

tahitijack

San Clemente, CA

Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Sep 1st, 2016 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you look at the Fender color chart you'll see a lot of colors that look almost identical with different names. I would not worry too much about all this, you ether like the color or not. I Started out with Seafoam Green which at the time I really liked but eventually moved on to sonic blue. When I look back at photos of the seafoam green guitar it looks more blue than green, but to my eyes it was green. Different eyes see things differently.

old time fender player

United States

Sep 22nd, 2016 11:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

sonic blue is very faded and looks almost white. Daphine blue is almost the same color but has a lttle more blue. When viewed separately it is very hard to tell which is which. When together it is easy to tell the difference.

Grapeshot

Sierra Vista, AZ

Shibby
Nov 3rd, 2016 08:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In the mid-90s, AmStd Strats & Teles supposedly came in Sonic Blue, but it was really Daphne.

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