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 Yellowing of the white PGM models 
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Post Yellowing of the white PGM models
Do the white PGM's yellow over time?
Such as the 301, 300, 30, 3, 700, etc etc.

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Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:03 pm
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I know they used to, but I don't know about the current production. Mine is aged yellow, same with the 200. It was originally blue, but the yellowing of the clear coat makes it green.


Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:16 pm
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After two years, the pickups on my 301 have started to yellow from cigarette smoke but the body is doing fine


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The 300 I just purchased is a 2000 model, and I'd say it's more of a cream color now, so I'd say they yellow.

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It looks good anyway. Guitars need to look a bit used and burnt out like PGs 300


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The body of my 300 is a bit yellowed.... :)

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I know clear has improved a lot over the last fews years as far as being UV resistant. The headstock on my 300 (a 99' model I think.) neck has a nice cream color to it, but it looks almost yellow compared to my 301. The newer guitars will still "age", but probably not show their age as bad as than the older models. --Jason


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my 301 looks exactly the same as the day i bought it. one thing i found out is the middle pickup tends to look more yellowish (i've seen other guitars with white pickups having the same problem)
maybe DiMarzio is using a different plastic for the single coil pickups?

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Ibanezer wrote:
my 301 looks exactly the same as the day i bought it. one thing i found out is the middle pickup tends to look more yellowish (i've seen other guitars with white pickups having the same problem)
maybe DiMarzio is using a different plastic for the single coil pickups?


i believe that the middle pickup has a rubber cover. Different materials look different sometimes with the same color.


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yeah, its a bit like if you respray a panel on a Car. It never looks quite the same


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Thats why i have black guiitars *laughts* well actually .. i want a white one now when i have started to listen to Racer X and Gilbert!


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yeah my 301 is still all white except for my single coil which is turning bit creamy :lol:

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Roosterman666 wrote:
yeah my 301 is still all white except for my single coil which is turning bit creamy :lol:

it actually does not turn yellow. it was made like that
the mid pickup is more yellowish even in a brand new 301 from the factory

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Ibanezer wrote:
Roosterman666 wrote:
yeah my 301 is still all white except for my single coil which is turning bit creamy :lol:

it actually does not turn yellow. it was made like that
the mid pickup is more yellowish even in a brand new 301 from the factory

oh cool
in that case
mine hasnt aged at all

does it have anything to do with exposure to humidity and stuff?
i know strings do but i dont know about guitar coats does

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Roosterman666 wrote:
Ibanezer wrote:


does it have anything to do with exposure to humidity and stuff?
i know strings do but i dont know about guitar coats does


It depends on what material the guitar body is coated with. Different finishes react differently to environmental things like that.

For example 1958 to early 1960 Les Pauls Standards were colored with dyes that will fade over time when exposed to the sun and other things. Thats why they are many different shades now. Most of them started out as cherry sunburst. Sometime in 1960 they switched the dye to a more fade resistant type. Thats why mid to lat 1960 models still have the bright "tomato soup" red color. Many of todays non custom shop models have extra plasticisers in the laquer so they won't check as easily.



I think the PGM's have a poly finish that is pretty resistant to most things. I haven't seen a new one that has faded or yellowed too much.

I know the 200's are painted blue, but the clear coat makes them appear green. There is a very small chip out of the clear on mine so I can see the blue. I'm not sure if it has yellowed over time or the clear coat wasn't truly clear when applied.

Laquer finishes are more susceptible to temperature and will check and yellow more easily.

If you play your PGM for many years in smoky bars i'm sure it would yellow.


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have to be careful with the babe then :)

And I have noticed that the middle pickup is more "darker" than the other ones...cool color though xD

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