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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:35 am 
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There's been various discussions about yellow guitars through the year, most recently the TV yellow ones. More infamous were the "German Yellow" ones we produced in the late 1980's for the German distributor, Mexo.

I was just sorting through some old shots and found a photo from the Frankfurt Music Messe that happens to include one of those guitars and thought I would share it.

FYI, the pick-guard is brushed stainless steel. My recollection is that the rest of the hardware was satin nickel.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Guitars
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Ah, the elusive Harngelb! First picture I've ever seen of one!
Thanks for posting it John!


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I don't think that looks like Harngelb. Very nice, actually, close to Chris Squire's RM1999.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Guitars
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flashing! somehow it fits good to the zeitgeits and the color-astethics of this era. Even nowadays during the "bad tase party hype" those striking colors a very popular again. Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Guitars
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jps wrote:
I don't think that looks like Harngelb.


But it is. I suppose the color isn't very accurate as you can see it was scanned from a print.

Also, I just noticed the date on the photo. That doesn't ring right to me but I guess it was later than I thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Guitars
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I was thinking the color might be off in the print; it looks like a nice "butter" yellow to my eye. I like yellow, whether it's a bright yellow, or more mellow/butter type yellow. Thank you for posting this photo. The mellow yellow with the brush finish guard is a nice combo to my eye-ah, and it has toasters as well! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Guitars
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I prefer the aged yellow tint of a Mapleglo, because you can still see the wood grain very clearly.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Guitars
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That's awesome!

It's the same color and trim as Jeff Buckley's Telecaster (which I love the look of), but it's a Rick.

A bass in that color would be awesome. A 4003 with black or white trim, maybe with a mirror pickguard would be nice. Otherwise, a pickguard matching the trim would look great.

Alternately, a 4004L with a teardrop mirror pickguard would be pretty amazing as well!


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Well, I stand corrected! I still like the color as it looks in that scan of the photo, kind of a banana cream..........now I'm hungry! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Guitars
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Just don't get pudding on your guitar.

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