Which color for a Strat refin?

Discussion in 'Fender' started by bossaddict, Nov 14, 2017.

Which period color would you go with for a '64 Stratocaster?

  1. Burgundy Mist

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. Surf Green

    6 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Sea Foam Green

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. Olympic White

    11 vote(s)
    26.2%
  5. 3-tone Sunburst

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  6. Fiesta Red

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  7. Black

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  8. Lake Placid Blue

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. Daphne Blue

    6 vote(s)
    14.3%
  10. Sonic Blue

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. The_Nuge

    The_Nuge Senior Member

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    Daphne and maple is nice too ;)
     
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  2. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

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    3 tone sunburst always looks good with rosewood board. Classic.
     
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  3. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    I went with Fiesta Red. Everybody and their mother has a sunburst or white Strat. I think the custom colors are cool.

    If it was a maple FB model, I would likely have said one of the blues or greens.

    Want to be extra awesome? Have it done in thin flaky nitro over a sunburst. :thumb:
     
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  4. LenPaul

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    Thinking I'd go shell pink, just cause,, it's different.
     
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  5. Phil W

    Phil W Senior Member

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    I've got an idea:

    Keep it original.
     
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  6. Nippon

    Nippon Insert Kanji here... Premium Member

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    None. Sherwood Green.
     
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  7. joff

    joff Senior Member

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    What was the original colour when it was built in 1964? I would go with that colour tbh...unless it was a goddamn awful colour.

    I like an Olympic White Strat myself...which is why i have a Custom Shop '62 Reissue one myself! :)
     
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    I voted black, but fiesta red is mighty fine too...
     
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  9. bossaddict

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was probably sunburst. That was my first thought as well, but then realized it will never be the original finish, so I might as well go with whatever I like most.
     
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  10. The_Nuge

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    So, what's it going to be?
     
  11. bossaddict

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    Still not 100% decided yet, but I think I'm gravitating toward Surf Green now, with Foam Green being second and Burgundy Mist now being third instead of first.
     
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  12. DarrellV

    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Yeah on the Fiesta Red! Hank would be proud!:dude:

    Of course Candy Apple Red always gets my vote, LOL!!:applause:
     
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  13. BadMojo

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    Here is a Burgundy Mist sample just in case you are still on the fence with this one. I will get some in natural light in the morning.
    :cheers2:

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    christophervolume Senior Member

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    burgundy mist or even better, shell pink!
     
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    judson Senior Member

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    i voted for sea foam but after seeing it why not leave it?....:dunno:

    it is yours but dam its nice as is...

    i smell pitchforks and torches coming

    * EDIT; " The body was refinished in a pretty thick poly in the '80s and I've always sort of wanted to get a better job done."

    didnt see this before but still maybe i would leave it anyway but if not sea foam green, torches and pitchforks put away for other threads....
     
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  16. BadMojo

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    I would do Shell Pink over Surf Green :naughty:
     
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    I was going to say "It's a '64, leave the freak alone!" - but as it seems to already have been molested, well, everybody knows the only colors for a Strat are natural, 3TSB, and CAR - and I have seen pre-CBSs in CAR.
    Though I suppose Sherwood Green would be OK if you kept the parchment on it.
    As to Burgandy Mist, I went to college with a guy who had a '59 in BM (back when a '59 was just an old guitar.....) and I have to say, that color is Just Wrong.
     
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  18. bossaddict

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    Well, I finally voted in my own poll and chose Surf Green, which was my #2 when I started the thread. I think this really did help with the selection process. Thanks to everybody for their thoughts/votes!
     
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    Personally, I say leave it alone. Even molested, it's pretty the way it is.
     
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  20. BadMojo

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    Surf Green is going to look amazing!

    :h5:
     
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