Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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I had a similar Strat that I stripped & left as natural. I used black plastics.
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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:02 am
MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:42 am
Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:54 am Very nice Mike. Have you done anything to darken the Rosewood? Looks great.
I just oil it with fretboard oil which is clear (untinted) & contains no mineral oil. It does look especially good in these photos.
All it needs now is the neck and headstock neck a darker tint ;)
It's hanging on my wall so I'll let natural sunlight finish that job!

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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:03 am I had a similar Strat that I stripped & left as natural. I used black plastics.
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That looks nice Mike :-)
Still thinking I'm more leaning towards a relic'ed finish. Obviously was originally sunburst, but I'm not sure I want that. I've been thinking about it for a while :-)
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My fav would probably be a nice two tone burst, then Oly, then gold mist whatever it was called.
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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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smallface wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:34 am
MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:03 am I had a similar Strat that I stripped & left as natural. I used black plastics.
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That looks nice Mike :-)
Still thinking I'm more leaning towards a relic'ed finish. Obviously was originally sunburst, but I'm not sure I want that. I've been thinking about it for a while :-)
What about Sonic Blue like those ‘59 AVRIs?

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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:45 am
smallface wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:34 am
MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:03 am I had a similar Strat that I stripped & left as natural. I used black plastics.
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That looks nice Mike :-)
Still thinking I'm more leaning towards a relic'ed finish. Obviously was originally sunburst, but I'm not sure I want that. I've been thinking about it for a while :-)
What about Sonic Blue like those ‘59 AVRIs?
Actually that sounds very cool :-)
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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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Midnight Wine Burst, I.e. Robin Trower strat.

Olympic White is always a winner for me too.

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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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Fiesta Red,Daphne Blue and Surf Green.Quite like that Miami Blue on the new American pro 2 series.

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I too have Strat that needs new colour. Thinking Nitro Surf or Seafoam. Got a lot of red and black. Nice balance.
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Surf Green or Sonic Blue, with mint pickguard, my all time favourites.

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Yeah that sonic blue sure looks nice.

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Colour is pretty close to how I had imagined, waiting for lacquer to harden now.
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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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Looking good, is it vintage cream?

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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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MikeC wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:36 pm Looking good, is it vintage cream?
It was supposed to be close to a vintage (slightly yellowed) Olympic white (although it’s got a cream hue) Sort of like this picture, it’s not perfect but close enough for me.
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