Help me decide on a color

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by cranky, May 18, 2021.

Which is your preferred color for a Tele?

  1. Buttercream

  2. Fiesta Red

  3. Candy Apple Red

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  1. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm redoing a Tele. It's a Modern Player Plus, so it has the HSS with a 5-way switch. I had planned on doing a more simple, rustic stain on it, but the pinewood body shows some anomalies that require paint instead.

    The white pearloid pickguard is already ordered. No question about that.

    Now I can't decide between a couple of colors. I'm a big fan of Fender's buttercream (and vintage white). But I do already have that on a Jaguar, and I kinda think that's a color better suited to Strats and Jags for some reason. I also really like a good red Fender, especially with the white pearloid. It's a classic look. And I'm quite fond of both Candy Apple and Fiesta.

    So which do you think best suits the Tele?

    Btw, it's a roasted maple neck and fretboard.

    Edit: if it helps, if colors go with genres, I love punk/alt/grunge, general rock, some synth rock stuff, surf rock, Americana, funk, hip-hop, trip-hop and indy-pop instrumentals. With this guitar, it could be anything from White Stripes to Tom Petty to Tycho to Funkadelic.

    I do not really listen to or play country, which I realize many people associate Teles with.
     
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  2. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Not a fan of red guitars. Except on an SG or 335
     
  3. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    I love Ferrari Red or it's equivalent in any market. But for a Tele, gotta go with the butta.
     
  4. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    I’d say candy apple red since you are going with a pearloid guard. Butter cream with black would be nice or Fiesta red with Parchment.
     
  5. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Funny. It came with a black pickguard but I cannot get with the black/yellow or black/butterscotch. Something about it.
     
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    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Here are some pictures I found on the internet. The last one is mine. They all look good to me.

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  7. Dare1

    Dare1 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Voted CAR because that's gonna be my next Tele build. Rosewood and double bound.
     
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  8. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Does the missus' vote carry extra weight? She says Candy Apple Red. Gotta admit, I'm leaning that way, too.

    Last day to vote, I think. I don't like to sit on these things too long.
     
  9. surfnturf

    surfnturf Strat-Talker

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    CAR is my preference, would look good with roasted neck
     
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