Body color with maple fingerboard.

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  1. Unpossible

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    I prefer dark fingerboards, but i have a custom scale maple neck for a project, so I'm going with it.
    Any thoughts for a body color that looks good with maple fingerboards?
    thinking antique white. Or a light blue?

    thanks
     
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    I have a Fender American Special in Aztec gold with a maple board that looks really good.
     
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    Butterscotch Blonde... :cool:
    ... or 3TSB. ;)
     
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    2TSB.
     
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    Lake placid blue !
     
  6. Unpossible

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    thanks for the suggestions so far....
     
  7. DrASATele

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    Walnut body with maple neck and board can be stunning.... Good Luck!
     
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    +1 for Lake Placid Blue (see my avatar). With a tortoise pickguard.

    Or a washed out Sonic Blue with a single ply white or parchment pickguard for a nice summery feel.

    Or a pale blonde with a black pickguard for contrast.

    (Ooh I’m starting to feel all funny!)
     
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    Whatever you like is the best choice ... There are no rules ... I really don't care if others don't like the appearance of my guitar ... I don't buy them to look at ...or to please others ...
     
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  10. beninma

    beninma Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have no issue with a black body + maple neck myself. I have a black Tele with maple neck + red tortoise guard and love it.

    I don't think there are many combinations that really don't work.
     
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    Those would be two of my top three choices, with black (and black pickguard) being the third.
     
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    Vintage white
    BSB
    Fiesta red
    Faded sonic blue
     
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    I have two guitars with black bodies and a maple neck. Very happy.
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    Sent from my CLT-L29 using Tapatalk
     
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    Seafoam green, white blonde, fiesta red?

    Any color really. Well, any color except Antigua! :eek:
     
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    Light Blue like Ice Blue metallic or Lake Placid blue. Dark Red like wine Red or candy Apple Red. Black too
     
  17. Sotakoira Musti

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    Shell pink of course!

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    Alright look. Forget the beaten, rundown colors that we're all so tired of seeing; BSB, black, burst. Those have been done to death & back again, there's no originality in them.

    The pink one above is mighty sexy! Surf green would look great too as well as a daphne blue or an orange or purple.

    Think outside the box and do something different.
     
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    Another vote for Aztec Gold.

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    I bet opinions are so varied on this, one might as well ask "What colors are out there in the world?" with no further context.
     
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