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Favorite Finish?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by squierp, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. squierp

    squierp Strat-Talk Member

    51
    Mar 15, 2017
    USA
    What's your favorite finish on a Strat? I like Sunburst.
     
  2. henderman

    henderman Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 4, 2013
    largo,fl
  3. Jason D

    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    41
    Jan 30, 2016
    Fulton MO
    Transparent vintage blonde that goes to opaque on the edges. What I like to call Banana Burst.
     
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  5. Strat-Slinger

    Strat-Slinger Senior Stratmaster

    I used to be very trad... and SB finishes were def among my favorite.. but... these days I'm more into the sparkle finishes... for whatever reason.. they float my boat the most... Aztec Gold... Frost Mettalic... Olympic Pearl... Silver flake... Lemon flake... sparkle, sparkle, sparkley flake finishes...
     
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  6. Groovey

    Groovey Strat-O-Master

    589
    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
  7. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    36
    Apr 2, 2016
    Ohio
    Sunburst, Olympic White, Blonde (non-translucent like Desert Sand Blonde) and Black.

    Ok really I like pretty much all of them except for red Strats. :)
     
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  8. Groovey

    Groovey Strat-O-Master

    589
    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Aged Cherry Burst
     
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  9. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    England
    I like that a lot, reminds me of banoffee pie!
     
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  10. KingCod

    KingCod Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    27
    23
    Mar 19, 2017
    Louisville
    To me a fiesta red looks the best. A lot of times I'll see a strat and think. I like that color, but I don't like the way it looks with that maple neck, or rosewood. The kind of neck you have needs to complimented the finish on the body. And with fiesta red it just looks good either way! Maple or rosewood.
     
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  11. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    England
    I saw a classic player 60s in gold sparkle a while back, I loved it, but I just didn't have the nerve to buy it. I just don't think it was meant for a balding older guy. When I next went back and searched for it, I was told that the store had dropped the price to get shot of it. Amazing the one time I had built myself up to buy it, they sold it. Oh we'll...
     
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  12. stratcpo

    stratcpo Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    63
    Jan 19, 2010
    south texas USA
    Burgundy Mist. ENJOY!!!
     
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  13. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    England
    Daphne blue and sonic blue, but the main one is shell pink
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  14. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    65
    Feb 12, 2009
    New Jersey, USA
    I like most of them.

    That's one of the special aspects of a Strat - they look great in so many colors.
    I have a black/white/maple and a 3TSB/parchment/rosewood.
    And I want a..... ( fill in the blanks ), and a ....
    a hint: one like Jaybone's

    I just cannot fathom a Les Paul or a PRS in Surf Green w/maple FB.
     
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  15. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    England
    Funnily enough I had an SG with maple neck and fretboard a few years ago, it was called a Rawpower SG. It was a strange combination of black body, maple fretboard, black headstock. Looked a bit like a pig in stockings and suspenders lol!
     
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  16. jaybones

    jaybones Senior Stratmaster

    @Tone Deaf Why thanks!!!

    I was going to shamelessly post Natalie, my 1976 hardtail natural also.
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    And I like any finish that shows nice straight grain (with the exception of Mary Kay blonde- never looked finished to me, like they started to stain it, ran low, wiped it down and sent it to be clear coated).

    Part of the reason I snagged what became my first partscaster (Samick copy) was the grain.
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    And a pic when they sent me offset Ghost saddles by mistake. Put them on just to see if they'd work, then had to take a pic to send them proving they had sent me the wrong thing.
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  17. jaybones

    jaybones Senior Stratmaster

    Funny I played a Stella in surf green with a Bigsby. Was really a nice guitar, but I wouldn't have paid the sticker price (almost 2 grand).
     
  18. Jason D

    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    41
    Jan 30, 2016
    Fulton MO
    I seriously love that color. I have a 96 with maple and a black PG, and I went out and bought an identical guitar when I happened to spot one on ebay. The newer one has a white pictures now. That color looks great with rose wood or maple, or most PG colors.
     
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  19. Krex1010

    Krex1010 Strat-Talk Member

    63
    Aug 10, 2014
    Pa
    Maybe I'm boring but a black strat with a white pickguard just looks dead cool to me.
     
  20. jaymichaels

    jaymichaels Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    55
    34
    Feb 7, 2017
    Tempe,AZ