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Color ideas for a Tele with flamed roasted maple neck.

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Johnny Danger, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-O-Master

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    Thinking about a partscaster Tele and digging the idea of flamed roasted maple with a rosewood board, but not sure about color. I have been itching for LPB, but wonder if the dark neck might work better with a fiesta or Dakota red to offer a little more contrast.

    But I'm open to suggestions. Even thought about gold flake or something crazy. Post pics if you've seen something bbn particularly nice.
     
  2. Dr Cannonball

    Dr Cannonball Strat-Talk Member

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    I think fiesta red would look great, especially if you get a particularly orange shade. My favorite tele color is Olympic white - classic look with a rosewood board.

    FWIW - I think a lot of colors look great with a roasted or flamed neck. In the back of this photo is my EJ lucerne aqua firemist strat with roasted maple neck.

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  3. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I personally think it would look best with either Sherwood Green or Ocean torquoise(that's the one sprayed over the sunburst).

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  4. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This the Sherwood, all of these are with roasted maple.
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  5. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-O-Master

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    I'm thinking Sherwood Green is in the lead.

    Still also weighing whether or not I want to do belly and forearm contours. Also wondering where I should go for the finish. MJT has a decent following, but wondering if I couldn't find someone local that does nitro finishes.
     
  6. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Why wouldn't you want to get the contour?
     
  7. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-O-Master

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    Just weighing between functionality and tradition. I don't miss it on my current Tele, but I also don't play it as much as I do the strat. I could probably go either way.

    I'm also interested in some relic action on the body, but wonder how much of a pain it would be to source aged hardware, etc. Might be better just to get a clean nitro paint job. My 20 year old AVRI Strat has a very clean finish and I dig that.
     
  8. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Ad space available Strat-Talk Supporter

    contours are never wrong, roasted necks go with an color and do not bother to relic anything.
    There now whats the next question?
     
  9. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-O-Master

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    Now I just want to get a relic with no contours.
     
  10. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thats totally up to you, but just so you know losing the contours also means that the body will lose most of its aesthetic attraction that makes a stratocaster so beautiful.

    But that's up to you, you'll be playing it not me.
     
  11. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-O-Master

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    It's definitely subjective. This is more of a "I really want to tinker, but my current guitars are perfect" sort of thing. I'm very drawn to the relic thing (Have to try everything at least once, right?) and if the fake relic thing is bad enough, wouldn't it be even worse on a Tele with contours? Seems so to me, anyway. Unless I want one of those "hacked contour" relic looking Teles like Jeff Beck.

    Just entertaining ideas because I can't leave well enough alone.
     
  12. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

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    What are those amps?
     
  13. Dr Cannonball

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    54 Deluxe 5D3 and a 66 Pro Reverb. (The tweed may look a bit funny because it has a brand new replacement handle)

    I’m this photo they’re set up as a wet/dry rig. The Pro is jumpered/daisy chained off the Deluxe with a carbon copy delay between. Reverb is set around 7. Sounds huge!
     
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  14. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

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    Um, yes please!!! Great amps!!! :)
     
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  15. Dr Cannonball

    Dr Cannonball Strat-Talk Member

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    They are amazing. I am blessed to be the keeper for much of my father-in-law’s collection.
     
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    integra evan Strat-Talker

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  17. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-O-Master

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    Well, I'm afraid I've gone and done something rash.

    https://reverb.com/item/16402229-bo...ro-red-alder-ss-nitrocellulose-vintage-guitar

    I was hunting for Sherwood Green and LPB, but landed on this store and this one just jumped out at me. Love (well, at least like) at first sight sort of thing. I slept on it a couple of nights and came back to it to see if I could find something that bothered me about it or if I found anything else I liked.

    And I just put in a custom order for a neck, so it will be a bit before I see that. Roasted Flame maple with rosewood board.

    Here's to bad decisions.

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  18. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-O-Master

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    @Lonn It looks as if you are the only other person to ever post about this company on here. (See my purchase a couple of posts up.) Did you ever make it over to the shop in Italy by chance?