Help me choose a color for my next Strat partscaster build!

Which color do you like better?

  • Shell Pink

    Votes: 10 52.6%
  • Daphne Blue

    Votes: 9 47.4%

  • Total voters
    19

Big Twang Theory

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So I'm going back down the partscaster build path, but I'm having trouble deciding on the color. I have it narrowed down to Shell Pink and Daphne Blue. For a little context, it will be a stratocaster (non relic,) with a rosewood fingerboard with a H-S-H pickup configuration. The humbuckers will have metal covers and the middle strat pickup along with the pickguard will be white. Thanks everyone for your feedback!

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Ah these are 2 of my favourite Strat colours. If you're using a white pickguard, then I'd say shell pink. If you were to use a mint green gaurd, then I'd say the Daphne.

I built this Strat with shell pink as a base coat, and then with silver & copper mica in the clear coat. Officially I call it shell pink champagne, unofficially I call it shell pink on steroids. Just some food for thought...
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Big Twang Theory

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Ah these are 2 of my favourite Strat colours. If you're using a white pickguard, then I'd say shell pink. If you were to use a mint green gaurd, then I'd say the Daphne.

I built this Strat with shell pink as a base coat, and then with silver & copper mica in the clear coat. Officially I call it shell pink champagne, unofficially I call it shell pink on steroids. Just some food for thought...
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Nice! That looks great!
 

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Nice! That looks great!
It really does.
So I'm going back down the partscaster build path, but I'm having trouble deciding on the color. I have it narrowed down to Shell Pink and Daphne Blue. For a little context, it will be a stratocaster (non relic,) with a rosewood fingerboard with a H-S-H pickup configuration. The humbuckers will have metal covers and the middle strat pickup along with the pickguard will be white. Thanks everyone for your feedback!

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You can't go wrong with either color and rosewood fretboard. I prefer a mint pickguard with the shell pink just like in your photo. Don't mean to throw a monkey wrench into things, but have you considered fiesta red with rosewood?
 

Big Twang Theory

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It really does.

You can't go wrong with either color and rosewood fretboard. I prefer a mint pickguard with the shell pink just like in your photo. Don't mean to throw a monkey wrench into things, but have you considered fiesta red with rosewood?
I did consider that, it's good combination, but I kind of already have that covered in a B bender tele that I have. So that's why I'm trying something new, for me.
 

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And I have thought about a mint pickguard like in the photos, but it drives me crazy that the pickguard and the pickup covers never match on those. Maybe they exist out there, but I haven't seen them.
 

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And I have thought about a mint pickguard like in the photos, but it drives me crazy that the pickguard and the pickup covers never match on those. Maybe they exist out there, but I haven't seen them.

AFAIK, it's supposed to mimic the subtle aging of the early 60s 3-ply white guards that turned a subtle mint color over time, while the pickups turned more of a parchment color. The whole thing is supposed to be a subtle, aged look, but now you can just buy "mint" guards that are extremely green and don't look anything like an original mint guard.
 

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I voted for the shell pink just for the rarity of it. Blue strats are a dime a dozen.

I love my shell pink strat! And that's sonic blue, not Daphne next to it that I made for a friend.
 

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I voted pink. And right there on the list of topics page to the right was an ad with a woman standing next to a sweet shell pink Volvo P-1800 wagon! So, you know that's a sign, hands down.
 




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