Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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I unintentionally bought a Vintage V6 Strat copy this week because it was cheap and I thought it might make a good project over the break.
I hated the bright blue it came in so I’ve started removing all the paint to refinish.
I was planning on going for a classic off white possibly as it came with a mint green guard and that’s always a look I’ve liked. However after stripping the top wondering about a 2 tone burst as the top isn’t too bad.
Looks like 2 piece body in Alder?
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Since my shell pink obsession died down, it's this. Hate me all you want.
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Olympic white.

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Shell pink or Aztec gold.

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Shell pink or Olympic white.
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I’m on the fence about Shell Pink, as it’s seems hard to get right. Anyone got a cross reference to a colour chart in NZ?
I’ll probably be getting the local auto paint shop to be mixing it up but they don’t use the old Fender codes.

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Black. As black as a black man’s cape.
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Or surf green
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Molly wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:26 pmOlympic white.
Wot he said.
And that’s good looking wood you have there. Win!
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So I’ve decided to go with Olympic white to keep it simple (or at least as close as I could match by eye)
The Spray Store are around a week
At least to mix up what I want and this project doesn’t need be perfect as it’s a cheap guitar so it’s the local Bunnings providing the colour coats for this one. Going with what’s called an “ivory white” and I’ll shoot a few coats of clear over top (which I have already)

I’ll post some progress pics as I go.

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Mike C should post some shots of his!
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Have you played with chalk paint before? It 'relics' really quickly and nicely while also being matte. Use a coat of oil on the body as a sealer, then chalk paint over the top (2 or 3 coats), sand it smooth and you're done. It's the finish used on upcycled furniture and is rather cool.

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I know it's not authentic, but I've often kind of wanted a 2-tone Sunburst Strat with a Rosewood board.

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GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:15 pm Mike C should post some shots of his!
is a worrying thing to post.
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