Top 10 Electric Guitar Colors of 2013 Credit: PRS Guitars

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What’s the hottest electric guitar color this year? Bright red? Shiny black? Nope. In fact, the most popular electric guitar color this year is something called Tobacco Sunburst, a classic guitar wood grain inspired look.

That’s the word from PRS Guitars, an award winning Maryland-based manufacturer of electric guitars that just released this year’s list of the most popular electric guitar finishes.

PRS Guitar’s Managing General Partner and working founder, Paul Reed Smith, said PRS signature artists including Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, Neal Schon of Journey and Carlos Santana gravitated towards vintage translucent burst finishes in 2013.

Other colors on the top ten list?

2. Black


3. Whale Blue


4. Santana Yellow

5. Scarlet Red


6. Orange


7. Grey Black


8. Vintage Cherry


9. Blue Matteo


10. Vintage Sunburst

The list was compiled from sales of PRS’ electric guitars all across the globe including United States, European and Japanese PRS electric guitar sales.