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Strat Build: Guard, Knobs, PU Covers

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by jchabalk, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. jchabalk

    jchabalk Strat-Talk Member

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    I'm trying to figure out which colors to get and am realizing i'm pretty ignorant ;)

    The body color will be Charcoal Frost Metallic, the neck is maple with rosewood board. I want to go with white, parchment, or mint (rather than a darker color or pearl)

    I'm thinking 3-ply mint guard with parchment knobs and pu covers. I've been looking at pictures and I don't know if this is a good combo. Should they all match?

    I'm shopping callaham but not tied to them.
     
  2. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    id go parchment.
     
  3. jchabalk

    jchabalk Strat-Talk Member

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    that's kind of where my head's at too.
     
  4. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Did a little looking and found some photos.

    I THINK the first one is a mint PG ( but not quite sure )

    Then a White PG

    Then a TortoiseShell PG

    Last, A Black PG on a Fender Charcoal Frost Metallic Bass
    ChrFrostMet_Mint.jpg CharFrostMet _ White.jpg CharFrostMet_tort.jpg CharFrostMet_Bass_Blk.jpg



    I really thought that the Mint Guard would look awful, but I REALLY like it the best
     
  5. jchabalk

    jchabalk Strat-Talk Member

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    I think i've seen that picture too and that's the look i like the best. from my digging the range of green in the mint plastics seems to be all over the place. I really don't like the ones that are overly green, but that first picture you attached is ideal to me.

    This is my first part sourcing parts for a strat and i'm still getting used to the options on plastics.
     
  6. sumran

    sumran Fan of Leo

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    I love the charcoal frost color. But I have found it a hard color to work with traditional Strat components. It is a subjective issue. But I don’t like the vintage tint maple with that body color, even though I prefer it with most other colors. I am usually a fan of mint green, but not so much with charcoal. I do like parchment with it. To this point, I have always given up on finding the right combo and built something else.
     
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