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what body finish best suits a rosewood fretboard?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by scottser, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. scottser

    scottser Tele-Holic

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    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    i've got a rough, badly reliced, black affinity body and i picked up a neck from a kit the other day. i might well repaint the body but i'm not sure what colour to do it. i might try a joe strummer tribute but open to ideas. it's standard configuration, the original pickups, pots, switch and jack are still wired in there and i'm happy to leave them in as they sound ok.

    so, apart from black which body colour best suits a rosewood fretboard?
     

  2. William SantAna

    William SantAna TDPRI Member

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    for a rosewood tele, a natural finish or sunburst suits better, imo.
    Also, i saw a rosewood sonic blue tele (panty blue) that makes me drool.
     
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  3. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

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  4. David Meiland

    David Meiland TDPRI Member

    I'm partial to the Olympic white / butterscotch... or whatever this refin'd body is.


    08_27_17 mint green pickguard.jpg
     
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  5. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    I prefer rosewood boards myself and I've a few teles (see pic). My favourites with rosewood are

    Olympic white (or white variant)
    Lake Placid Blue
    Sonic Blue
    Aged Ice Metallic Blue.

    All with off white or mint guards


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  6. scottser

    scottser Tele-Holic

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    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    Mind made up, black with tortoiseshell pickguard. Thanks rze99 great pic. Cheers guys, thanks for the suggestions
     
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  7. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Black with a tortoise guard or dark red.
     

  8. voskarp

    voskarp TDPRI Member

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    Feb 12, 2017
    Uppsala, Sweden
    I find darker colours like Three Tone Sunburst and Candy Apple Red works best for me. But I also like a Blonde or Sonic Blue with rosewood fretboard.
     

  9. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    I like Surf Green, Shell Pink and Sonic Blue a lot and rosewood is my favorite.
     
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  10. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Holic

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    Aug 14, 2015
    Nashville
    rze99, I would like to visit your house in Bizarro World so all your Telecasters would be left-handed
     

  11. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    rze has a lotta nice looking guitars, but for real bizarro world, I believe there's a fellow here that has a few tele's and they're ALL Lake Placid Blue....


    RJ
     

  12. Patrick201

    Patrick201 TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2016
    Hitsville, USA
    I recently did a Strummer tribute (see avatar). It was a fun project and I'd be happy to assist if you have any questions. There's an old thread on here that is super informative as well: http://www.tdpri.com/threads/joe-strummer-partscaster-build.183451/
     
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  13. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Holic

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    Nashville
    I want to go to his house too.
     
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  14. scottser

    scottser Tele-Holic

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    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    I'm very tickled by the idea of a strummer tribute and I've read that thread with some serious respect. The idea is still there niggling away..
    I've never been gone on blue guitars generally and to me a tele must have a black guard. Yeh I know, and will happily get my ass kicked on that point and I will enjoy having it handed to me on a plate. Me going with a tortoise guard is a very new thing for me.

    I must reference my two seminal telecaster moments as Brian May's blacktop solo in crazy little thing called love and Springsteen's born to run. Those are guitars that anyone can have but strummer's is unique to him. It also carries serious gravitas.

    Also very taken with Olympic white but I hate white guards. Not sure I'm ready for a Rick Parfitt yet.

    Keep em coming tho
     

  15. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

    Oct 10, 2010
    Twangers Medows USA
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  16. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK

  17. Plumber

    Plumber Tele-Meister

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    Jun 5, 2014
    london
    Bound Custom 3 tone sunburst for me mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     

  18. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan

  19. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Panty Blue?
     
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  20. dbickford

    dbickford Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 24, 2012
    Morgan, Vermont
    Shell Pink is nice. IMG_8883.JPG
    Surf Green too. IMG_7982.JPG

    Not opposed to a more natural look either. IMG_8444.JPG IMG_7983.JPG

    Even numbers go well with rosewood. IMG_8634.JPG
     
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