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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Louismac44, Sep 15, 2020 at 9:46 AM.
hi all cant decide between tele ultra butterscotch blonde or Texas tea??
Both of course!
Seriously though, both are really nice finishes.
Life is unfair .
For me, the butterscotch blond on a Tele is the ultimate classic!
edit: After looking it seems the blond is a maple board, texas tea is rosewood/rosewood looking. I have a very slight preference for the feel of a rosewood board, but I'd still go blond due to the striking look.
I didn't realize that texas tea was so dark, almost looks black in the online music store pics.
Uh, Texas Tea is...oil. So yeah, black.
Ok, now I see that it's not literally black. But it's almost there. Super dark gold sparkle? I mean, as you said @kookaburra nearly black!
It's all personal preference.
I'm a nonconformist, and there are a million BSB Teles out there. I would probably go with the Texas Tea if appearance was the only issue.
Just yesterday I posted this pic in the "I have a thing for blondes" thread...
This pic should tell you my vote if the choice is between the Ultra BSB and the Texas Tea.
Both my guitars are Logan Customs. And BTW, the one on the right is Honey Blonde. A hard choice for me would be deciding between these two colors. Fortunately, I don't have to choose. Or better said, I already did choose, and my choice was not either/or but both/and.
I agree with @kookaburra about the BSB being a classic, iconic tele look. For that matter, the ash body of the Ultra BSB is a traditional choice as well. My BSB is made of swamp ash. The Honey Blonde next to it is Bob Logan's "Logo" thinline, and the body core is pine with alder veneers top and back.
Oh, and the Texas Tea is essentially black. "Texas Tea" is slang for oil.
I should point out that American Ultras in BSB is at least temporarily no longer in production - with Fender's ash supply chain being interrupted by the worldwide emerald ash borer infestations they are holding ash for the Custom Shop and hopefully the American Original 50s Tele. They are looking for alternatives but I don't believe they have announced what they are going to use as an ash replacement going forward - but I suspect that the American Ultra, being a "modern" design, will move to the ash substitute whenever their colors that used ash return to the lineup.
Butterscotch blonde every day
I went through a similar dilemma this spring. My rule of thumb that I ended up obeying is if it is your first Tele then it must be Butterscotch Blonde. Just my thoughts on it, and I'm glad I adhered to it. But, that Texas Tea is super nice so you have good taste my friend.
I don't have any preference usually when it comes to finish variations and would buy the one that played the nicest. They both look nice but if you can't try them out, for the reason above, I'd go for the ash bodied guitar just because they will become more scarce.
Someone once wrote in here that every home should have a bsb
This caused me to get the bsb baja, and I cannot disagree
Butterscotch unless its too much wood grain showing thru
Definitely, I’ve got a Strat and Tele in BSB, love it.
how about the cherry sunburst?,i kinda like that one myself..maybe because i saw it in person,it looked better than the internet pics do.
Texas tea. That's a gorgeous guitar.
A vote for Texas tea here. It’s an Ultra, the whole premise is being a modern version, why would you want it in the most traditional colour!
I wish Fender in general would do some more interesting colours on Teles, I’ve seen enough BSB and sunburst ones!
Texas tea. Definitely. Well, come to think of it, butterscotch is classic and such a perfect Tele color. No. Tea. No. Darn! Now I can't decide. Thanks a lot for making me lose sleep tonight...
...Tea. No, no ...Buttertea. Yes!