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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Mike_it_up, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Mike_it_up

    Mike_it_up Strat-Talk Member

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    I've been debating for a while now, about swapping it out for another colour, I was thinking tortoise shell, dark or light, not sure...... I see pictures on amazon, so many variants, and if I find one I like, and order it, is it the same colour when I get it? Any, and all opinions, to any other colour welcome

    The colour is Walnut

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  2. Guitarmageddon

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    That black looks best and looks the most vintage true/correct also, for a late 1970s Strat....it just looks right, plus you also have the big headstock....
     
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  3. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    I think the black does it the best justice in my opinion.
     
  4. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Strat-Talker

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    I kind of like the black myself. Pretty guitar.
     
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  5. Michael919

    Michael919 Senior Stratmaster

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    Leave it!!!!

    Best look for dark red finishes.
     
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    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    Smokin just like it is
     
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  7. Tim S

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    I’d try parchment but keep the black covers and knobs.
     
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    Guy Named Sue All roads lead to Stratocaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It looks great as it is. Great color, reminds of those 70s Mocha Brown strats.
     
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  9. Tone Guru

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    I do like tortoise pickguards.
    I just don't think it would look right on that colour body, YMMV

    FWIW, back in the day the only body colours that got tortoise 'guards were black, white, and sunburst.
     
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    larscaster Senior Stratmaster

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    I thinks it’s great the way it is.
     
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    leave it the way it is !
     
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  13. 93-Strat

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    I'd have it just the way it is.
     
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  14. knh555

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    Gold anodized.
     
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    It's stunning just as it is.
    In this case, don't try to turn the knob to 11.
     
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  16. Yves

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    Looks fine as is to me
     
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    That's a really nice looking guitar, I like the black that's on it. Good luck.
     
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    Congrats, a beautiful guitar.

    The black pick guard is by far looks the best.
     
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  19. larscaster

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    I keep going back to your pics.
    That is a gorgeous guitar.
    Wish I had it.
     
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  20. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    Perfect as is with black...it has that 1970s aesthetic.Maybe white knobs and pickup covers and switch tip to contrast with the pickguard which was also a 1970s look for a while.If you are gonna switch pickguards then white or parchment.But I personally would leave it black as is.
     
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