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What’s your favourite look with trans white blonde ash?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by rze99, Mar 19, 2018.

What’s your favourite look with white-blonde ash?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2018.
  1. Maple with black guard

    16 vote(s)
  2. Maple with white guard

    23 vote(s)
  3. Rosewood with white guard

    16 vote(s)
  4. Rosewood with black guard

    4 vote(s)
  5. Something else

    9 vote(s)
  1. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    I have a lovely swamp ash body being done for me in trans white blonde.

    While I wait for it it cure, What’s your favourite look with white blonde ash?

    Feel free to post pics...

    My body

    Blonde front.jpg

    Blonde back (1).jpg
  2. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Maple Black for me please .
  3. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Nov 27, 2017
    Your giving me GAS just thinking about it! If I could only do one, rosewood w/ a with white guard because my two strats and tele are all maple boards right now so I need something different. In order of preference
    1 rosewood/white
    2 maple/black
    3 maple/white
    4 rosewood black
  4. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    With “white blonde”, maple/white, like a 55-57 Tele.
    With “furniture blonde-my term”, like a 59-63 Tele, rosewood/tortoise.
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  5. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
    I picked Maple with black guard.
  6. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    20180308_092250.jpg a dark tinted maple neck, mostly.
  7. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

    May 31, 2008
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    I voted "maple with black guard." Hey, if it's good enough for Scotty Anderson...

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  8. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    single ply 5 hole parchment
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  9. ickylick

    ickylick Tele-Meister

    Jan 21, 2011
    New York
    I know it’s not a thinline and I’m not sure if you can make the control cavity work but I love the thinline style pickguard~

    If not.. (but with brass saddles, unlike the pic)

    Mind you I’m a bit bias from slapping an anodized gold pickguard on my surf green tele about a week ago ~
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  10. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Maple / white guard. Flash me back to the late 50s...

    _body in case.JPG
  11. Chatnoir

    Chatnoir Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2016
    Peabody, MA
    I think a mirror pickguard would look sweet - that said, a white guard would look sharp too...

  12. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    You forgot option #6: Blonde on blonde!
    1. Maple with black guard
    2. Maple with white guard
    3. Rosewood with white guard
    4. Rosewood with black guard
    5. Something else
    6. Blonde on blonde:
    7. [​IMG]
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  13. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

    Aug 13, 2007
    50s white blonde on ash is my favorite Tele finish and voted maple/white, but rosewood/white is great too IMO. Actually so many neck/PG combinations look evidenced by the posts above.
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  14. coloradojeff

    coloradojeff Tele-Holic

    Feb 17, 2012
    I have two. A Blonde Strat with Maple and a Blonde Tele with Rosewood. Both have white guards and both are pretty sharp looking. Tough to go wrong either way.
  15. Blue4Now

    Blue4Now TDPRI Member

    May 3, 2009
    Northern, NJ
    rosewood and white guard is my favorite combo, early/mid 60's
  16. kinkstah

    kinkstah Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2007
    Sweet : a single ply white guard + rosewood fretboard is my vote!
  17. The Birdman

    The Birdman TDPRI Member

    Dec 18, 2017
    Detroit area
    I would go for a (carefully selected) tort pickguard and a rosewood neck.
  18. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Maple with white guard for sure .. gold hardware is optional :)
  19. Jules78

    Jules78 Tele-Holic

    Dec 12, 2016
    Northern VA
    Tortoise with ebony
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  20. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    Rosewood is my favorite board, but I like to have some maple boards on a few guitars.

    Fender saw fit to pick this combination back in 1975 when I bought this Transparent Blonde Strat.


    It looked right to me then. And still looks "just right" after 42 years! (In this photo, there is a new loaded guard from David Allen installed with his 69 VooDoos.)



    I had a mirror guard on it for a while, but decided the white looked more right.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
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