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    KM7 transparent white turned yellow?

    Anyone seen one of the Schecter KM transparent white guitars have a yellow tint to the paint?

    Looking at buying one because I LOVE the transparent white finish, but this particular one is yellowed. Heard that this is caused by leaving the guitar in the case all the time (the original owner didn’t play it much and kept it in the case for years).

    But, I’m not sure how to undo that if it’s really what causes it.

    Thoughts?
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    I haven’t seen one do that and poly doesn’t really yellow too bad, but if it has yellowed there is probably no turning back.

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    I've never heard it being caused by being left in the case. If anything, it's exposing it to the elements that makes a lacquer/paint change. Particularly UV light. But that takes years, so I'm inclined to agree with Randy. He's either smoked like fuck around it, or was making a curry and dropped some turmeric on that bitch.
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    I don't necessarily think it's smoking, as the original owner isn't a smoker and the guitar doesn't stink. It really seems like it's something with this finish:

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Sc...20km7&index=12

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Sc...20km7&index=14

    https://www.schecterguitars.com/vaul...ow-km-7-detail

    Look at the coloration differences in these three.

    Then this is the one in question:




    It actually looks more white in the picture than in person, too...

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    It's the picture, these guitars just look like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    It's the picture, these guitars just look like that
    No, the guy I might buy this from has a KM6 that is definitely whiter than this KM7 and Ive played one at GC that was the same white as his KM6.

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    Could've left the factory like that, idk. Trans white is a tricky thing since maple is yellow naturally, not white. Staining a guitar white yields much less precise results than any actual color.


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