What's your opinion of the White custom over the black.

White or Black Custom

  • White

    Votes: 62 37.8%
  • Black

    Votes: 102 62.2%

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Ides of March

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I really love the look of the black custom, and for the Randy look I love the White custom. However I know that Randy's Custom was aged and had that yellowy look to it. And I have heard that the white is kind of hair metal which is not the look I am going for. I love the look of Sykes Custom too though. I was curious to your opinions. And added the poll as well.
Thanks so much and I know I am annoying with my posts when i get into something.
 

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I think they both look nice. I prefer 3 pickup models, which I've never seen in white, so I would have to say I prefer black on that basis. Though Randy sure does make me want a white Custom, he did also own a black too though
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I think they both look nice. I prefer 3 pickup models, which I've never seen in white, so I would have to say I prefer black on that basis. Though Randy sure does make me want a white Custom, he did also own a black too though
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Oh yeah I forgot he had a black one. I am not getting the 3 pickup one though. But other than Randy I have not seen anyone really sporting the white one either now that I think about it.
 

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When it comes to Les Pauls...

Burst > Goldtop > Ebony > Wine > Granny Pink > Geckoburst Puke Green > White.

If that answers your question.

White looks good... on a strat. Not on a Les Paul.
 

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You probably aren't into Manic Street Preachers but James from the band uses the white one and I love the band and the man
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brand new i like black better but i like the look of the faded/yellowed white on customs more than any other color
 

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When it comes to Les Pauls...

Burst > Goldtop > Ebony > Wine > Granny Pink > Geckoburst Puke Green > White.

If that answers your question.

White looks good... on a strat. Not on a Les Paul.

Right, which is why there aren't any white standards lol. yeah I have dark features and not sure how much the white will contrast with me, like I don't want it to stand out too much, I prefer the yellowy look more than alpine white.
 

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Me too but the fact that it's not gonna fade for awhile come into play too. And I am not paying to age it.

go for used. you can get them for cheaper (usually) and they'll either be faded or closer to being faded.

If you smoke i hear it happens faster. And you also get a little closer to :slash: tone :laugh2:
 

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go for used. you can get them for cheaper (usually) and they'll either be faded or closer to being faded.

If you smoke i hear it happens faster. And you also get a little closer to :slash: tone :laugh2:

Ha right on. Well I am a lefty which kinda kills alot of choices for me unfortunately.
 

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They both look great to me, but when I look at mine side-by-side, I prefer the white one.

Don't mean to get too far from the point, but I think Pelham Blue LPCs look smooth as well...

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Wow never seen that color before, that's really nice.
 

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I prefer Black over White (as evidenced below), but I like them both. When Gibson and Les developed the Custom, Les said he wanted something that looked classy like a Tuxedo, hence, the '54 Black Beauty Fretless Wonder.

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I think they both look nice. I prefer 3 pickup models, which I've never seen in white

Three Pickup White Custom:
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Midnight Blues

1972 LP Custom (1954 Black Beauty "Fretless Wonder" LE)
1976 LP Deluxe
2011 Peter Frampton Les Paul (PF 654)
2008 Alex Lifeson Inspired By ES-355 (AL 028)
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