YOU DECIDE my new Strat color!

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by MrSuperstar, Apr 6, 2021 at 8:57 AM.

Which color?

  1. Fiesta Red w/ White Pickguard

  2. Polar White w/ Gold Pickguard

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  1. MrSuperstar

    MrSuperstar Strat-Talk Member

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    I will have a custom shop strat and the specifications have already been decided, all I need is to choose color.
    I love them both and I'm really uncertain.
    Which one attracts you the most?

    LIL EDIT: One piece of rosewood for neck, fingerboard and headstock

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  2. Hanson

    Hanson Strat-O-Master

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    The lower Strat looks transparent blonde to me.
     
  3. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Easily the second one....
     
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  4. MrSuperstar

    MrSuperstar Strat-Talk Member

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    yeah, I didn't find on the internet a polar white + gold pickguard, just use your imagination :whistling:
     
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  5. TimJ

    TimJ Strat-O-Master

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    I went with Polar White.

    They are both cool colours, but Fiesta Red w/ rosewood just makes me think “Mark Knopfler signature guitar”, obviously he’s far from the only player to have played such a guitar but that’s just my association.
     
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  6. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Senior Stratmaster

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    Well is it going to be a rosewood board or a maple board?

    Which works aesthetically depends upon the whole combination not just body and guard....
     
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    FireFunkRevival Strat-Talker

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    What neck are you going with?
     
  8. Fenderbaum

    Fenderbaum Strat-Talker

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    Never liked Fiesta Red. Looks so cheap that color.
    The Blonde.
     
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  9. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    Hmmm.
     
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  10. Hanson

    Hanson Strat-O-Master

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    Color combinations are really such a personal choice, I don’t think anyone could choose it for me.

    If I was going Polar White, it would include a rosewood board and mint pick guard. Olympic White would be preferable over Polar White for me.
     
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    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    And here I thought Red would be a run away victor at a 10 to 1 pace.....good thing I didn't place my bet....:D:D.....

    I am partial though as I have about 10 different shades of red on my strats....
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    I voted fiesta, no offense but the gold is a little much. Now with a white pick guard and maple neck, I’ll change my mind in a snap. But it’s not my money, so I’ll shut the frock up.
     
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    EXTRABLUE Strat-Talker

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    midnight wine/tortoise
     
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  16. BigNorm

    BigNorm Senior Stratmaster

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    Fiesta red with maple neck is one of my favorite combinations....but you're not buying it for me....so any of your personnal choices would be the good one.
     
  17. tatoo

    tatoo Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    Polar white easily. Mint pguard and rosewood. Killer.
     
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    J4ME5 Strat-O-Master

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    I voted Red – and it seems for now, I tipped the balance!!!! But – I know in the end, you will make the decision which is best for you – regardless of what the poll shows! You will not go wrong with either :thumb: !
     
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    nifnof70 Strat-Talker

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    The Gold pickguard does it for me!
     
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    Fiesta red and a gold pickguard should be a choice! I’d need to see polar white and gold to decide.