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What is your favorite Stratocaster or Telecaster color?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Bigdogdaddy, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    <<<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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    Dec 13, 2017
    Land of Lincoln
    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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  3. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    Texas

  4. Rob Moreno

    Rob Moreno Strat-O-Master

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    #1 Surf Green (or any shade of green, really)
    #2 Grafitti Yellow
    #3 Shell Pink

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  5. spizike231

    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 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    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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    Sep 2, 2012
    Rome
    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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  9. esseff

    esseff Strat-Talker

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  10. LunarSlingShot

    LunarSlingShot Strat-Talker

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    Oklahoma
    Definitely understandable!
     

  11. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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  12. Stratbats

    Stratbats Strat-Talker

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    WV
    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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  13. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sep 24, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.

  14. 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

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee

  16. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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  17. Mr BC

    Mr BC Strat-Talker

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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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  18. Coxon2323

    Coxon2323 Strat-Talker

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  19. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    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

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