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Mystic seafoam or crimson red transparent???

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Mikeinbethesda, Jun 13, 2018.

  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

    Art VanDelay Tele-Meister

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    Mystic seafoam? Does Fender have an adjective dartboard?
     
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  3. Art VanDelay

    Art VanDelay Tele-Meister

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    Looked them both up. Now I see your dilemma because they're both pretty sweet.
     
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  4. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Any kind of trans red, green or blue is usually always too fakey.
    Don't know what mystic seafoam is.
     

  5. Baldfatguy

    Baldfatguy TDPRI Member Silver 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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  6. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Mystic Seafoam! I want want one in the mere future.
     

  7. Aztex

    Aztex Tele-Meister

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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 Poster Extraordinaire

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  9. frankg11

    frankg11 Tele-Meister

    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.
     

  10. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    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

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Wisco
    mystic seafoam, by a mile
     

  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Howdy, and welcome!
    I like the CRT, and the rosewood fingerboard.
     

  13. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    Both are great. Natural and butterscotch are also great.
     

  14. DougM

    DougM Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    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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  15. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    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
     

  16. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    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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  17. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Afflicted

    May 6, 2012
    England
    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.
     

  18. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy Tele-Meister

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    Nov 16, 2014
    Albany NY
    Mystic Seafoam over the trans red, no question IMO.

    Or regular Seafoam, not only cool but classic.
     

  19. etype

    etype Tele-Holic

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    Sep 23, 2014
    Dallas
    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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