- Oct 8, 2008
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Ugly as hell.
???? Not even.
Way too red for iced tea.
This is mine in direct sunlight, where it is at its reddest.
The one in the ad looks like a cherry burst.
Yours is a Historic, right? USA & Historic Iced Teas are not the same. USA is redder and *very* susceptible to the lighting it's presented in.
In the pic below the left hand side is my Iced Tea Trad...and so is the upper right (which shows considerably more red). And of course lower right is the Sam Ash Iced Tea the OP posted. The 2 pics of mine were both taken outside but at very different times of day (the one on the left about 30mins before sundown, the one in the upper right in the middle of the day with the sun directly over head).
Just sayin'...USA Iced Tea is one of those colors that changes depending on the lighting (one of the things I dig about it). Comparing USA & Historic colors can sometimes be apples and oranges.
In different lighting that Sam Ash Iced Tea would present more brownish.
Could be they are using too much incandescent light, florescent would make them more brown. It just looks way too red to be iced tea to my eyes.
I will give you that it does look especially red, but again, I really suspect that it's because of lighting more than anything. You're probably right about the incandescent light.
Everyone who photographs Les Paul's should be required to watch this video, it demonstrates how the type of light can drastically affect the appearance.
Here is the Ice Tea. I might exchange for the honey burst. Your thoughts?????
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