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Why the hate for sunburst Strats?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Simpleman, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Simpleman

    Simpleman Strat-O-Master

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    While looking around the internet the other day. I came across a few threads not only talking about their dislike for the color, but also how they hate it.

    So the question is Why?

    Or is it just an Internet thing and really not that many people dislike that color?
     
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  2. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    First I've heard of it.
    SOME of the 3-tone bursts could look pretty ugly and didn't wear well, but IMHO, the classic 2-tone burst is probably one of the more popular patterns.
     
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  3. JaxStratGuy

    JaxStratGuy Strat-Talker

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    Shhh! Please don't tell my basses!

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    Oddly enough, I fell in love with a white Strat and think it's absolutely gorgeous. Though I have to admit, a sunburst 60th anniversary is really tempting me now.
     
  4. rlongnt

    rlongnt Strat-Talk Member

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    I thought the three most popular Strat colors were in order.

    1. Sunburst
    2. White
    3. Black

    That doesn’t sound like hate to me.
     
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  5. Simpleman

    Simpleman Strat-O-Master

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    One of the threads I saw was from the form.
     
  6. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I must admit there are colours I prefer, but hate a Fender? Nah.
     
  7. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Monaco Yellow pushes my limits ;)
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    I am not a big fan of tobacco burst but sienna bursts I am warming up to. Hate them? No. I just haven't collected all the other colors yet.
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    i have a strat shaped body that is clear finish grade and i would like to do a light stain burst of some sort.

    but i find the red out of place on the standard fender 3 color burst.
     
  11. BigNorm

    BigNorm Senior Stratmaster

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    I read than more of the half of Fender production are sunburst...Must have a lot of people that love them... but I one of those that don't like them very much, but not to the point I would refuse a good deal on those Strat or Tele...
     
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    Maybe I’m doing it all wrong, but this was my #1 choice of all the player series colors: (burst haters divert your eyes)
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  13. Simpleman

    Simpleman Strat-O-Master

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    This is my sunburst.

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  14. bsman

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    I hate them so much I bought one this summer. Oddly enough, I’ve only ever had three sunburst guitars over the past 30 years or so - a DeArmond M75, a Journey overhead OF420B, and this one.

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  15. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I thought a nice burst was the quintessential Strat finish.

    My favorites are white, black, burst.
     
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    guitarface Senior Stratmaster

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    You can find anyone saying anything on the internet, but sunburst is very popular.
     
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    it's because of what they did that summer. never forgive. never forget.
     
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    THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!

    Brian
     
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    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I like them
    Everyone should have at least two
    A mix of 2TSB and 3TSB with maple & rosewood

    As mentioned by a few above,
    I have a Black, a 3TSB, and now a white partscaster in process
     
  20. Relaxing at Cam

    Relaxing at Cam Strat-Talk Member

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    Sunburst was my first choice. If you're showing the wood, it has to be better grade than what's under a solid color. Instead, I found a good deal on an open box for a black one, and that's what I've got.
     
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