Olympic white strat with mint green guard or white gaurd

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by heisenburg, Aug 31, 2020.

which color

  1. green

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  2. white

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  1. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Senior Stratmaster

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    hum,
    gaudy
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    ADJECTIVE
    1. extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless
    Golly gee thanks:eek::(;)
     
  2. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    In this case there is no winner...the nice thing about it though is that you can have both white and mint green plastic parts for a strat and interchange them if you are bored with the look...more often than not people buy guitars cause they want a different color scheme....white or mint plastic parts on an olympic white strat with either rosewood or maple(preferably maple) is killer.
     
  3. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    Rock n roll is all about the gaudy! wear it with pride ;)
     
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    Del1 Senior Stratmaster

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    My Tokai (bought second-hand) looks like this. I'm not sure whether it's very mild mint green or parchment. Whichever, I like it.

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    Rudedawg Senior Stratmaster

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    just funnin'
     
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  6. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    I hear where you’re coming from. The Aged White definitely does “pop” on the ‘50s stark white guard. I just think the factory got it right on the color combos... at least that’s what works for me.

    Here’s a pic of factory White, Parchment, and Mint guards with the Aged White plastics.

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  7. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Looks like a Parchment guard and pup covers, with aged white knobs to me.
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    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

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    For Olympic white i think mint green can be tough to pull off
    Theres a lot of shades of off-white available that might work better
    Good luck whatever you decide
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    i like mint with aged plastic
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    Michael919 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Fender Parchment or Fender Mint. Don't buy other mint online if you can avoid it. I once bought a mint set from China and it probably glowed in the dark! Fender is subtle, as ToneRanger and others point out.
     
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    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    I'd go...

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    I wanted a creamy or mint green pickguard for this one, but I kind of like white on white too. My guitar has a colder shade of white ("Rafa White", a term coined by a fellow Strat-talker), so I don't know.
     
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    axejock Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I never cared for the mint green pickguards until I got my Ocean Turquoise Lone Star Strat. It came with a factory installed mint-colored pickguard and tremolo cover, and it looks fantastic (IMHO). Since then the FENDER mint pickguards have become one of my favorites on white and "greenish" tint guitar colors. But the posts above are right about only the genuine Fender products having that "real" light mint color!!

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    I have the Stratosphere loaded guard setup in aged white, but I have a Fender mint green guard on the way for comparison.. will post photos later in the week.
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    If it's rosewood necked I'd go mint.

    If its maple necked I'd go parchment.

    Mine's rosewood.....

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    Fat boys (or Foley Guitars) '62 guard with thick black middle layer.
     
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    White, as it allows the magic aged creaminess of the Oly to shine in it's full glory. Not a strat, but it is Oly white - 1.JPG
     
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    Oh, Baby, Cover that girl with chocolate syrup and trip her on again. That is delicious.
     
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    Not enough information given to provide an answer.
    It depends on which era is being modeled.
    "Mint" green is only correct for a 1964 and earlier celluloid pickguard.
    1965 and later modern styles should be white or one of the faded versions of white.

    This is one of the reasons I don't care for white guitars.
    You end up with a mishmash of different shades.
     
  20. nadzab

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    I like mint green on a Strat with the early sixties-style hallmarks (small headstock, rosewood board, but on anything else, I prefer parchment. This is the original white guard (Oly White 2009 '70s Classic), but it's darkened to a nice parchment shade - although in this picture, I note that it almost looks like mint green:

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