There are certain Fender color/neck combinations that I love – and then there are others that just look “wrong” to my eyes. For instance, I love the look of a Lake Placid Blue with a rosewood FB neck – but LPB with maple is “meh” to my eyes. The thing I’m realizing though is that while part of it may be I just like some colors more than others, a lot of it comes down to past association. Having studied strats for years, I know certain color combos are ”classic” – 2TSB w/ maple in the 50’s, 3TSB w/rosewood in the 60’s for instance – and seeing them mixed up only looks weird because they aren’t the typical, “classic” matchup. Perhaps if LPB with a maple FB had been the norm I would have felt that rosewood looks “wrong.” Here’s a crazier one – I love vintage white with rosewood, but with maple it has to be a large headstock – why? I associate the look with Hendrix and Malmsteen – vintage white with small headstock maple looks “off” to me. I know it’s silly and all based on that past association, but I still feel that way. Anybody this way? Are there certain color/neck combos that look “off” to your eyes – and is it really your taste or, if you think about it, is it maybe just because certain combinations are associated with either a “classic” look or a certain classic artist’s guitar?