I just can't decide which color to order...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by navier, Oct 15, 2019.

Telecaster American Elite Maple Neck in ...

  1. 3 Tone Sunburst

    35 vote(s)
    26.3%
  2. Aged Cherry Burst

    36 vote(s)
    27.1%
  3. Satin Ice Blue Metallic

    66 vote(s)
    49.6%
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  1. navier

    navier TDPRI Member

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    I tried several Teles and the one I like most is the Elite-Series. It makes me smile every time I pick one.

    But, I cannot decide about the color (other than the Maple Fingerboard)... :(

    Can you help me? ;)

    Yes I know it is very personal, but maybe you can share your opinion on why you would choose some color than the other (resale value, easier to dents and the like, ... )



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  2. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Sunbursts are so common they are boring, cherry bursts are corny looking, get the Ice Blue Metallic.
     
  3. Nubs

    Nubs Friend of Leo's

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    Agreed. Bursts have been done to death. Get something different.
     
  4. Ducerro

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    I voted Ice Blue, but I already have a cherry...
     
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  5. navier

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    It would be my only guitar, that is why the choice is so hard for me
     
  6. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    Ice blue is very nice and to me way better than the bursts. I’d just put a simple off-white pickguard in there. There’s also a butterscotch version just in case you want to go ultra-classic ;)
     
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  7. Telecaster88

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    I had to google it, but the Ice Blue Metallic looks great on a Tele. I'm one who loves 3TSBs on a Strat, but never liked 'em on a Tele.
     
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  8. navier

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    I wanted to limit the choices to just 3 to make it easier.

    3TS is the classic for me

    Aged Cherry burst is the one always caught my attention when in guitar shops

    Ice Blue looks so nice with Maple Fretboard... and it is considerably cheaper now
     
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  9. navier

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    Sorry about that, I added pictures for reference
     
  10. EsquireBoy

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    With a non vintage looking tele like this, I would choose a non vintage correct color. So I vote cherry red.

    And I would change the pickguard for a simpler white one.
     
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  11. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    Between those three, no contest for me ;)

    But they’re all nice.
     
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  12. Binx

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    That ice blue surely stands out as unique to me, makes you look twice a lot more than the bursts
     
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    I like the 3t sunburst in that pic. The neck looks darker too which I prefer.
     
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    The Cherry burst looks much better in person than in that pic. I had a CB Elite for a bit over a year and traded it because I couldn't get along with the neck real well. Caused my hand to cramp. I need thicker necks generally speaking with my hand issues or hand cramps begin. It was a super nice guitar though.
     
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  15. navier

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    You are right, it looks amazing in real life. It is my preferred color actually but I like the others too
     
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    I just ordered a Strat in Blue Ice Metallic (I *think* it’s the same color and they just changed the order of the words?), so I’m a bit partial. My only concern with yours would be the satin sheen...my guess is that it might wear to a gloss, similar to a satin neck finish? So you might end up with a glossy patch where your arm crosses the lower bout. I have no first hand experience with satin finishes on guitar bodies though.
     
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    When I started reading your post I thought ice blue yes thats it. Then I scrolled down and I was like what...that ice blue looks so gray. I'm not a fan of gray so I lean toward the sunburst. :)
     
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  18. navier

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    Haven’t thought about that ouch!
     
  19. navier

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    Well in real life they might look different and I find them not gray at all but truly blue
     
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  20. unixfish

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    "Choose the one that speaks to you..."

    I beat everyone else to the punch!
     
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