Mystic seafoam or crimson red transparent???

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  1. Mikeinbethesda

    Mikeinbethesda TDPRI Member

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    Hi all, I’m in the market for an American Pro tele, and am torn between these two quite different options in terms of color/finish... Curious to know which folks prefer, help me decide! Thanks!
     
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  2. Art VanDelay

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    Mystic seafoam? Does Fender have an adjective dartboard?
     
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    Looked them both up. Now I see your dilemma because they're both pretty sweet.
     
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    Any kind of trans red, green or blue is usually always too fakey.
    Don't know what mystic seafoam is.
     
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    Baldfatguy TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

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    Mystic Seafoam is the way to go. I love mine. The American professional neck has a really comfortable profile as well (I’m partial to maple boards).
     
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    Mystic Seafoam! I want want one in the mere future.
     
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    Hmm...

    I love classic sea foam but this variety may be too mystic for my tastes....Does it have a sparkle to it or is that the photo?

    I'd give that a good once over though!

    A
     
  8. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    Into the Mystic!
     
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    I Jones for a CAR. Loved it when I finally got it. Some of these colors are just a bit to spacey for me. But the Mystic is nice if it's that or transparent red.
     
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    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I'm liking the slight metallic shimmer of the Mystic Seafoam but want for a pearl white pick guard to go on it.


    But loving the red trans.
     
  11. blowtorch

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    mystic seafoam, by a mile
     
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    Howdy, and welcome!
    I like the CRT, and the rosewood fingerboard.
     
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    Both are great. Natural and butterscotch are also great.
     
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    I'm partial to rosewood, but even if I weren't, on looks alone, I'd pick the red with rosewood and black guard. It looks really classy.
     
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    I usually go for warm colors like red and orange, but this red I'm not totally sold on (too dark for me), so a vote for mystic seafoam
     
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    I like both of these colors. Prefer rosewood boards and black guards, so that Crimson would probably win for me. I like the Mystic Seafoam too, though. Deep red (Mystic Red) is my favorite, but not an option for you this year.

    Do you like a rosewood board or maple is the bigger question, really.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...crimson-transparent-with-rosewood-fingerboard


    That said, if I were you, I’d seriously consider Sea Foam Pearl with this HH special edition, then customize your pickups with premium after market choices. And you’ll save $900 to $1000 on the initial puchase! The Mexican Teles are awesome guitars. I like them as much as the USAs. This one, in fact, I like better than the Pro as it has the rib cut on the back which makes it super comfortable to play while sitting. Fender discontinued the rib cut when they changed from the Am Std to the Am Pro. Bad move on their part, in my view.

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-special-edition-hh-maple-fingerboard-standard-telecaster/j37951000001000?cntry=us&source=3WWRWXMP&msclkid=07af7cabcbc7159aaee42789d2554f0e&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=[ADL] [MF] [Non-Brand] [PLA] [US] [Enhanced] [Shopping] - Manufacturer&utm_term=1100506610517&utm_content=PLA - Product Type&kwid=bingproductads-adid^13788109100-device^t-plaid^1100506610517-sku^J37951000001000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA
     
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    For me, the choice would be an amazing one, but because Fender don't make either available for lefties, but out of the two, the combo of crimson red and rosewood is the way to go.
     
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    Mystic Seafoam over the trans red, no question IMO.

    Or regular Seafoam, not only cool but classic.
     
  19. etype

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    Both are great! It's fun (sea foam) vs classy (CRT). Which adjective would you rather be associated with? Go with that one. I'd go with the CRT and then get a solid black PG for it (why? because I saw this on Ron Kirn's site -- see below).

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