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What is your favorite Telecaster color?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Colt W. Knight, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. thetubedude

    thetubedude TDPRI Member

    Trans-black swamp-ash, dull black pickguard, gold hardware, dark tint maple 1/4 sawn
    neck. I have seen very few tele colors I haven't wanted; even if I didn't like 'em!

  2. The G

    The G Tele-Meister

    Jun 16, 2010
    Ontario Canada
    Top Picks

    1) Surf Green
    2) Butterscotch Blonde
    3) Fiesta Red
    4) Olympic White
    5) Three colour burst

    There , my life is complete.:oops:



    Oct 10, 2010
    Mesquite, NV
    This guy is doing some interesting things. Worth a look I think.

  4. whoisalhedges

    whoisalhedges Tele-Meister

    Aug 6, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    My all-time favorite is surf green that has aged to the point that it has become seafoam green. That's the color. Don't get me wrong, I also like surf green and seafoam green as is; but the aged surf is THE color. Aged daphne is also a good 'un.

    For me, solid colors are all about the pastels/Cadillac colors. Nothing against black, CAR, LPB, they're just not my favorite Tele colors. LPB or CAR on a Jazzmaster, on the other hand....

    So: old surf green > new seafoam > new surf > old daphne > new daphne > shell pink. Anything else is just candy coating. Not that I wouldn't take a different color at the right price.... Solid colors have parchment or white guards. Period. ;)

    When it comes to transparents, I'm pretty flex. I like a natural finish on the right wood. It's gotta be REALLY pretty grain to pull of natural for me, though. BSB Blackguard, yeah, you can't beat that. The blonde on my CV50s is pretty sweet, too. I'm not, as a rule, a sunburst fan... but I've got a burst Squier '51, and am GASsing for the CVC, so never say never. Transparent colors have a black or mint green pickguard. Period.

    I like how hostile I get about having the right guard. :lol:
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  5. ledet

    ledet Tele-Holic

    Jun 2, 2009
    Hjørring, Denmark
    Doesn't matter much, as long as it fits these other visual requirements:

    If rosewood fretboard, it must have a 3 ply mint guard. If maple fretboard, it must have a 1ply black or white pickguard - gold anodized also works with maple in some cases.
    Vintage tuners and vintage bridge. Tinted neck.

  6. cocoboudin

    cocoboudin Tele-Holic

    Oct 4, 2010
    Well, first thing it's true the color make more attractive, but you do not forget the most important thing the tone,the feel of the neck,the vibe and after you go by the look and the color. Sometime lots of people who want a guitar tend to forget that and get stock with a good looking guitar and sounded like crap.

  7. ADK Teleman

    ADK Teleman Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 30, 2009
    A-Bay NY
    These are my favorite colors!!!
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  8. Chubby85

    Chubby85 NEW MEMBER!

    Jun 19, 2016
    Midnight Wine with perloid vintage tint pickguard and NO BINDING

  9. jaybones

    jaybones Tele-Afflicted

    Butterscotch with black.
    Burgundy with crème binding.
    Natural thinline deluxe with black.
    Natural with black.

  10. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    Come on, yall know what I like :)

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  11. daddyplaysbass

    daddyplaysbass Tele-Holic

    Mar 19, 2003
    Chandler Arizona
    1. Butterscotch
    2. Coral with Gold-plated hardware
    3. Pink Paisley
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  12. wiretap

    wiretap Tele-Meister

    Aug 31, 2014
    Sans binding: Blonde in its various shades

    With binding: Surf green, sonic/Daphne blue, 2 tone burst

  13. tce63

    tce63 Tele-Holic

    Jan 18, 2013
    Dirty white blondes...............

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  14. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Copper with a blackguard

  15. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

    Sep 12, 2003
    Evergreen, Colorado
    vintage white with a maple neck, if I had to pick one, but I really like Telecasters in nearly all versions I've seen.

  16. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Tele-Holic

    Dec 30, 2012

    But my favourite Tele is the yellow one, '62's like partscaster...

    And a pine DIY, just for fun...

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  17. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    On a '50s Telecaster or Esquire with maple neck and white single ply guard, I like Dakota Red, but on a '60s Tele with rosewood board and 3-ply guard I prefer Fiesta Red.
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  18. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2004
    Stratford, Ontario
    I've seen plenty of great looking tele color schemes I wouldn't say no to but I do remain a big fan of the blonde with a black guard look. That's my default preference.

  19. MadRocker

    MadRocker Tele-Meister

    Feb 19, 2017
    Natural, white and blonde. In that order ;)

    They all look pretty with maple, or rosewood aswell.

  20. hellopike

    hellopike Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2015
    Favorite color for a Telecaster would have to be white or a white blond both with a maple neck. I'm also partial to my Silverburst with maple neck as well.

    After that I'd love to get a pastel green or orange telecaster with just a bridge pickup, no pickguard and just a volume and tone knobs.

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