#1
Ok So basically I will be buying a Charvel Desolation Ds-2 very soon, Ive checked every spec of it and it seems very good to me.

Basically the last decision I have to make is which finish to go with.
There's Trans Black: http://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/products/charvel_desolation_ds-2_st_transparent_black.asp

And flat black: http://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/products/charvel_desolation_ds-2_st_flat_black.asp

May seem like a pointless question really, but which would you go for?
For me The Trans Black look killer, but flat black just looks a bit more Neutral/Professional

Cheers.
#2
Flat black is a current trend/fad on guitars and cars. It's a carryover of the "Stealth" look of the F117 and B2 and has a sort of military appeal.

Think of wide disco collars, tie-dyed shirts, big hair, leopard-print pants, Prince's frilly Purple Rain shirts, guyliner, etc. All seemed like a good idea at the time, but it definitely identifies a specific era. The deeper you are into the trends and fashions of a given era, the further OUT of fashion you'll be when the era passes and the more giggle-worthy you'll be to the next generation of fashion.

I'm obviously not a fan of the flat black look. I don't think it looks neutral/professional at all, and I think it's got about as much staying power as day-glo orange spandex or green/yellow shag carpeting.

But, as they say in the fashion biz, "It's a look. "
#3
We can't decide what you like. I can tell you that the trans black has a maple top, where the flat black is full mahogany. I'd bet 100% that won't hear the difference. It's the look of it that matters in this scenario. Choose what you like.
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#5
^ That's I meant, yeah. Good correction.
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Think of wide disco collars, tie-dyed shirts, big hair, leopard-print pants, Prince's frilly Purple Rain shirts, guyliner, etc. All seemed like a good idea at the time, but it definitely identifies a specific era. The deeper you are into the trends and fashions of a given era, the further OUT of fashion you'll be when the era passes and the more giggle-worthy you'll be to the next generation of fashion.


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#7
I Understand that the Flat Black may go out of fashion quick but wouldn't the trans black be more heavily criticized? Ive tried to get some pictures of it in real life, and it seems brown in some :L
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I Understand that the Flat Black may go out of fashion quick but wouldn't the trans black be more heavily criticized? Ive tried to get some pictures of it in real life, and it seems brown in some :L


Criticized for what? Get the one you like! If you're worried about what other people think you're doing it wrong.

For the record, I like the trans black
#10
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I Understand that the Flat Black may go out of fashion quick but wouldn't the trans black be more heavily criticized? Ive tried to get some pictures of it in real life, and it seems brown in some :L


yeah trans black can sometimes look more brown than black

as people have been saying just go for whichever one you like best.
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#13
I've seen both finishes in the flesh and the flat black looks much better, it also requires less cleaning of fingerprints.

I own the flat black one.
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#14
I say trans black, but I'm also one of those people who rightfully thinks that wood grain is always a plus to see, especially when its a high quality top (especially bubinga. I bubinga).
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#15
I wish one of these companies aiming guitars at the metal aesthetic would make a finish color "Nonemore Black"...

Anywho...

I have a matte black Malden Bad Karma that looks quite nice, but I also have guitars on my G.A.S. list that I feel look best in quilted Trans-black.

So buy whichever you feel looks best on that guitar, trends be damned.
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