Official names for different fades/teardrops?

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  1. Luboy

    Luboy Member

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    I was wondering does Gibson have terms for it's fade-types and teardrop sizes on Historics? I've been looking for Pearly Gates type fades (what I describe as a very large teardrop), but I can't come up with any effective search terms. I know CME has fades similar to the PG (except the lower bout pretty much has no fade on it), know as 'slow fade', but I've only seen them use that term.
     
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    Not that I know of. I don't see Pearly as a fade myself. But I do know that if you mention that you're looking for somethgin that looks like the finish of Pearly Gates, the guitar is so well known that any dealer would recognize that description over any other one.
     
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  3. lespaulfreak93

    lespaulfreak93 Senior Member

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    Sadly, no. And it's a very inconsistent thing with them.

    Apart from "Clownburst"... Okay, it's not official :rofl:
     
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    DrSte31n Senior Member

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    You probably also risk paying a higher price just by mentioning the words "Pearly Gates" :)
     
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    Left Paw Senior Member

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    I think Clownburst is universally understood. The rest are shades of shade. Not easy to understand at all.
     
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    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    Gibson doesn't but you can find all kinds of examples like this with an internet search.

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    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Pearly has its own category....
     
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  8. Luboy

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    Thanks, I am familiar with these. Was just wondering if there's nomenclature for teardrop sizes. Guess not.
     

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