What is your favourite body colour with a rosewood fretboard?

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  1. NateH4502

    NateH4502 Strat-Talk Member

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    I know this is a completely subjective question but I’m having a pretty difficult time choosing a body colour for the Strat I am assembling. I’m torn between Fiesta Red, Olympic White, Sonic Blue, and a few others (Lol). What are your opinions?
     
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    Fiesta Red gets my vote.
     
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    Oly white.
    Next question please...
     
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    Shoreline Gold.
     
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    That’s funny. The 3 colors you listed are the exact 3 colors of Strats I’ve had with RW boards.

    I actually really love Candy Apple Red and Shoreline Gold also, but you can’t go wrong with any of those colors.

    one factor to consider is where you are sourcing the body and who is doing the painting. Red is by far the hardest color to get right. Sonic blue can also look like a newborn’s room if it’s not done properly. Olympic white looks classy, and is the easiest to get right along with Black. If I wasn’t 100% the quality of the finisher, I’d play it safe and get white or black, which both still look awesome.
     
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    Lake Placid Blue, or Candy Apple Red
     
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    3-color sunburst for me...


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    All good choices. I’d go with sonic blue.
     
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    Sienna burst
     
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    LPB, followed by Vintage White and 3TSB - Surf Green looks sweet too...
     
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    Loads. I’d struggle to choose between shell pink, sonic blue, and any white shade as my faves :) Looks awesome on candy apple red too. Oh and Miami blue looks cool with rosewood too. I don’t think I could choose just one colour clearly! If all 3 are your fave colours, you can’t go wrong with any as all are good choices.
     
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    This is very easy. Sunburst. It's the only color besides black (except I don't like black in the first place) where I like rosewood just as much as maple. Even with Sienna Burst I prefer maple as with all other solid colors.

    However once you put on a Tort guard on just about anything rosewood becomes preferable. I don't think Tort goes well with blue so out of your original 3 I would choose Olympic White.
     
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    Vintage white

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    Sonic Blue, of your choices. Otherwise Sunburst.
     
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    If a Strat, then Graffiti yellow for the Win
    PS even nicer with a darker Rosewood or Ebony fret board

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