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What is your favorite Stratocaster or Telecaster color?

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  1. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    <<<The natural in my avatar is my favorite of the oner I own.

    My first partscaster "Grace" built from a Samick S copy has a cool trans red finish unlike anything Fender makes- lots of dark grain under gloss red. Almost a natural with a red tint.
     
  2. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

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    I like 3T sunburst (little embarrassing, but I do). i also like sonic blue and vintage white. I own a sonic blue and vintage white strats. Planning on a 3T sunburst tele in the future.
     
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    #1 Surf Green (or any shade of green, really)
    #2 Grafitti Yellow
    #3 Shell Pink

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    spizike231 Strat-Talker

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    Same reason I would never play a bright red Gibson ES335.

    It's so loud and bright, I feel like people EXPECT something when they see you with it. Like "bright guitar buddy let's see what you got then". Sort of puts you at a higher starting point of expectation.. screams "I'm gonna shred your face off" to me.

    I personally prefer to be a sleeper player.. the one who steps up with a plain black strat.. sure some nice gold hardware but nothing special. I'll try to wow you when you don't expect much.

    Nothing against CAR or FR owners, btw. It's all preference. I love the colors just don't have the confidence to step on stage w/ one.
     
  6. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Black, white, blue, natural.
     
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  7. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Shoreline gold and pretty much any of the original custom colours except black which just looks wrong on a Strat to me.
     
  8. Demon Dave

    Demon Dave Strat-Talker

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    20181005_201417.jpg I love blue, the Next could be a blueburst I hope. From L to R Chrome b. LpB, Aquamarine M.
     
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    esseff Strat-O-Master

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    Blue Pearl Burst

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    Definitely understandable!
     
  11. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Dakota Red
     
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    For Strats white, surf green, any of the reds, Sunburst (they seem to either hit or miss), or clear. For a Tele white, red, clear, or and I'm leaning to this more and more (with a maple neck), black.
     
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    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

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    Burst is my fave :0)
     
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    I was all ready to say "Candy Apple Red or go Home!" but then I saw some of the cool pics on here, and I now have about 20 favourites.

    Strats look good in so many colours, but for Teles it's easy: Butterscotch is always best, closely followed by Matt Black with a red Pickguard (think Wilko Johnson!).
     
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  15. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Shell Pink please .
     
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    Two tone burst, black, white.
     
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    Sunburst, both 2t and 3t. I used to despise 3t, well that's a little harsh.... I didn't like it. One day I saw a picture of a 62 or 63 and a switch flipped....

    I like several other colors, like oly white, blues, greens, etc, but I can't just have all those guitars in those colors too, can I? That would be a little much..... yea, right!!!
     
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    I like,
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  19. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

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    Don't be embarrassed about the 3T sunburst...my one an only strat is in that color. I remember when I bought it back it 2000 it really jumped out at me. It wasn't until later that I found out that that is a classic color.

    I generally like any color on a strat except for black, red, sienna burst. Weird thing is I love the look of a black LP.

    If I started buying guitars just because of their looks and color, I'd be in big trouble! :)
     
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  20. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster

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    I wanna see 'em painted, painted black
    Black as night, black as coal...
     
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