Which Colour do I go with? - About to pull the trigger!

Scott Baxendale

Most Honored Senior Member
Gold Supporting Member
May 20, 2020
5,182
Athens Ga
I've been pontificating the purchase of an early 70's strat for a while now and I have finally narrowed it down to 3.

Now I just need to make the right decision regarding the colour.

All comments, advice and reasons are welcome!

BTW, they are all 73'/74'.

Sunburst
Blond
Mocha / Walnut

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I like the blond one the best, if all else is equal.
 

Hydr0

Senior Stratmaster
Aug 3, 2015
2,679
New York
Update.....

Blond x 14
Burst x 16
Mocha x 3

I may have miscounted but is does seem like a tie between the Burst and the Blond.

The Blond is stunning particularly with the RW neck however the Burst is a very classic Fender colour which I really like.

If I didn't have my 61' JM being restored back to its original Blond over ASH I would be tempted to pull the trigger on the Blond. The Blond is also about 2 Grand more than the Burst which is another reason to move towards the Burst.

Thanks everyone for participating I really appreciate it and it did help me make the decision.

Oh and by the way......

To pontificate is to talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner. To pontificate properly, you need to be a know-it-all with very strong opinions and the urge to share them.

Apologies for my mistake!

Cheers,

Parksie
I was gonna say blonde, but after hearing that, I'd go with the burst +2 grand in my pocket :)
 

dilver

Strat-Talker
Jan 22, 2009
177
nj
Mocha. Be original... Everyone plays a sunburst strat. On the one hand it’s classic; on the other hand, it‘ll look like every other strat. The blond looks like yellow - unless you’re a Malmsteen fan, then it’s white, LOL.
 

EC Strat

Senior Stratmaster
Gold Supporting Member
Dec 16, 2018
4,100
Louisville Kentucky
Mocha. Be original... Everyone plays a sunburst strat. On the one hand it’s classic; on the other hand, it‘ll look like every other strat. The blond looks like yellow - unless you’re a Malmsteen fan, then it’s white, LOL.
Except that the mocha looks horrid
 

hrstrat57

Strat-Talker
Jun 11, 2016
264
RI
I've been pontificating the purchase of an early 70's strat for a while now and I have finally narrowed it down to 3.

Now I just need to make the right decision regarding the colour.

All comments, advice and reasons are welcome!

BTW, they are all 73'/74'.

Sunburst
Blond
Mocha / Walnut

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Sunburst with rosewood is the only choice here. Especially TSB

Yum
 

PlayerOne

Strat-Talker
Jan 29, 2022
196
Charlotte, nc
You can't go wrong with the burst, but that mocha is interesting.
Personally, since I already have several bursts, I would go mocha just to add a little color to my collection.
 


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