Here’s 2 pics in different light angles - 1st pic left to right: CV LPB, e series 87 LPB, 2014 CV sherwood green, & 2017 CV sherwood green. The CV LPB looks closer to the Cadillac LPB. 2nd pic reversed the 87 and the CVIt's a GM factory paint color, there shouldn't be any confusion as to what it looks like, just like Surf Green, Shoreline Gold or Sherwood Green. They all came from automotive paint codes. No mystery.
If people call them the wrong colors in listings, there isn't much you can do about it. The color looks like the Cadillac posted above@Beenlostforyear.
You will find out no matter what, the color could be all over the place or maybe even in trhe middle of the road. Personally, just go with what YOU like as it is your guitar you will have to deal with it.Ok another question, I’m going to do a guitar repaint INSPIRED by lake placid blue. Going for more of an aged look. So little green in there with it. I’m debating on doing the color plain or a metallic or pearl. And from what iv seen from the pictures you guys have posted here some look metallic and pearl for sure, while others show no hint of flakes. I guess my question is there is no standard for this is there? But now that I think about I think we have almost established there is no standard for lake placid blue though the years lol.
This.I think it's a combination of the above, the effect of aging on finishes and also (in a some cases) a dash of misinformation. I have a CV50 bass that is allegedly LPB and it's closest to the Strat above but it does have a slightly "metallic" thing going on.
You are correct, sir! I was around as a teen when the Mustang debuted. They were red, white and blue.The 1966 Mustang and the Mustang bass pictured aren't LPB, they're Daphne Blue. Look at those pics. The finish is not metallic. The original 60s Mustangs were never made in LPB. They were made in Daphne Blue, Dakota Red, and Olympic white. View attachment 192403 View attachment 192404 View attachment 192405