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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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hey there! for my next guitar build, I am going to make a strat. and I havent decided on the finish or colors yet and would like your help! What finish is your favorite or would you like to see? I'm thinking rather bright but not necessarily! and ideas are welcome! as well as thoughts on hardware and electronics!
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Re: Strat favorite color finish?

I like Tobacco Sunburst or Cherry Sunburst over Ash.
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I like Tobacco Sunburst or Cherry Sunburst over Ash.
not a big fan of sunbursts but I do like the tobacco one. :]
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Ice blue metallic is nice...



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Or Teal green metallic.



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Re: Strat favorite color finish?

Tobacco is my favorite, with a Mint Green pickguard and pickups. Here's a pic of my '07 Am Dlx Ash Strat in Tobacco Sunburst.

The pic makes it look more washed out than it is, but at least it gives you an idea. I like sunbursts where the finish is translucent all the way to the edges, and the back is also translucent, so you can see the grain everywhere on the body.

As far as solid colors go, I like Snow White Metallic, Pearl White Metallic, Candy Apple Red, and that Candy Tangerine Fender and Charvel offer.

Do you know what kind of fretboard you want? Personally, I'd go for a Quartersawn Maple neck with a Flame Maple or Ebony fretboard and Abalone inlays. (The neck you see on my pictured Strat is a Musikraft in that configuration).
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Re: Strat favorite color finish?

that strat is a beauty! as for neck? i was thinking either maple or rosewood, depends on the body color.

@alwin: hey thanks for the imput, i think im going to go with a color thats not shiny 'metalic' dunno ehy, but i just dont like that kind of finish :\ any other suggestions?
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How about something you don't see every day like a blueburst?
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How about something you don't see every day like a blueburst?
im not quite familiar, pics please? I was thinking about a burnt blue finish the other day, btw maybe this mighthelp the thought proces :]
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im not quite familiar, pics please? I was thinking about a burnt blue finish the other day, btw maybe this mighthelp the thought proces :]




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thanks cid. i especially like the last one, you can see the grain really well!
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The last one was a body I got off the bay for $125 or something rediculous. Im not sure who made it but it looked great and seemed well made.
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The last one was a body I got off the bay for $125 or something rediculous. Im not sure who made it but it looked great and seemed well made.
score man! looks amazing
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Too bad you weren't here 2 years ago, it went cheap.
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Too bad you weren't here 2 years ago, it went cheap.
aw are you serious? you sold it?! darn I would of got it in a second!
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