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Does the color of the guitar body draw you in, or influence your mood?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by DHart, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Bergy

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    I’d love to say that looks don’t matter.............just glad my wife did! =)
     
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    Color is of no consequence. People that think color has any impact on guitar selection, or even playability, are just stupid. Wait...
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    Normally I choose which to play based on the sound I'm looking for, maybe sometimes the feel matters too. I'm willing to concede that once in a while visual cues may influence which one of a chosen model I'll pick up. Still, I don't think the color influences my mood at all while I'm playing.

    Stage lights, perhaps. I could imagine a slight possibility of going a different direction with a solo if the stage is all red from where I might take it under all blue lights. That's not inconceivable.

    Certainly I will play differently on different types of guitars. If I hit a creative block, switching to a very different guitar often helps break out of a rut.

    Has the look of a guitar ever influenced my decision to buy? Absolutely.

    But the color of the guitar as an influence on my playing? No.
     
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    I feel better now that I have installed a black pick guard in my avatar guitar .
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Are we brothers, separated at birth?
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  7. DHart

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    My Blizzard Pearl Deluxe is looking more like yours... just removed the humbuckers today and went with a trio of Fender Custom '69 pickups.

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    The Blizzard Pearl color is not one that particularly excites or inspires me... but I think it's got a nice, clean, classy look to it. Business-like, I guess one might say.

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  8. DHart

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    Incredible mystery!!!

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    That brown (and wine red) are much more beautiful to my taste than the bright cherry red ES- models.
     
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    no, but i seem to gravitate toward black guitars and sunbursts, not consciously but looking at guitars I own and have owned they seem to out number the rest of the colours I have possessed. I put more concern in to sound than looks
     
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    I do definitely prefer some guitars over others due to the colour, but i'll always buy a guitar based on what it plays like and if it feels comfortable to play. The amount of times i've gone out with absolute certainty that i was getting a white strat and nothing else would do only to come back with a black one because i liked the way it played more.

    Funny thing is even if i don't particularly like the colour to start with if i like how it plays then the colour starts to grow on me. If both guitars played exactly the same then i'd go for the colour i preferred most, but if one played slightly better than the other then that's the one i'd go for.
     
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    I like having a variety of colors, and I pick colors and finishes that I think are cool. Simple as that.
     
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    Not sure if it changes my mood, but I always enjoy looking at my Goldtop.

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    There are some colors that I just don't prefer. Pink, orange, and purple to name a few. But, other than those, I'm pretty easy.
     
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    I no longer own any pink guitars. (Though I wouldn't mind a coral Strat one of these days.)

    Black outnumbers every other color in my stable, but while I do like the look of a black guitar I wouldn't really call it my favorite. The surfeit of black happened somewhat accidentally, and the others cover a pretty broad spectrum.
     
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    I love the Blizzard Pearl. That's what immediately drew me to the guitar.

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    I'm absolutely drawn to a guitar by it's color. Probably while I'll never own a Sunburst; just don't like them, and would probably pass up a great deal on one because of that.
     
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    This day and age, there is no reason a player can't have an instrument that plays like a custom shop guitar, sounds like a custom shop guitar, and looks just as fabulous as you want it to look - whatever your color preferences may be!

    No reason to compromise on any of it, really. You CAN have it all! :lol:
     
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    A great excuse for G.A.S.(ha!ha!)....I need another one because of a color!!
     
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    Yes and no. Color and overall looks definitely affect my initial desire to try a guitar, but if for some reason I happen upon a guitar in a color/finish I don't like yet it feels and sounds great, then I don't care what it looks like.

    At this point though, I totally prefer anything with a natural and transparent finish, usually something satin. I'm a sucker for woodgrain and prefer that look over any painted guitar (no matter the color) about 95 times out of a 100.

    I'm especially not into blue, green, or any pastel colored guitars, and will probably never seek one out in those colors, but again, if I came across one for whatever reason and it felt and sounded great then I'm totally able to look past the color.

    Not a fan of poly finishes either, strictly because of looks and feel.
     
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