1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Midnight Wine?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Roop, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. oldpkr

    oldpkr Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    166
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Location:
    sf bay area
    mine originally came with white
    guitars 007a.jpg
    tried black pearloid (kinda nice)
    guitars 009b.jpg
    really prefer the black
    guitars 021a.jpg
     
  2. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    13,321
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    Newbury, England
    My AmSer is Candy Cola, similar colour to the Midnight Wine but with the metallic candy coat, you cannot see grain. The colour seems to change with ambient light conditions, from a strong red to almost brown.

    It came with a parchment guard. I've tried white, mint, black, pearl and tortoise. The white was too bright, the parchment too flat, mint looked like Christmas decorations, white-pearl was too showy, tortoise too slow, the black made me queasy. I found I prefer aged-white - a sort of cream like white that has yellowed or, um, aged.
     
  3. kenfolk

    kenfolk Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    522
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Location:
    plattsburg mo
    iv'e got a stat that color with a black pearloid pickguard
     
  4. pfflam

    pfflam TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    70
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Location:
    roundabouts
    I just stripped and painted my old Wine colered . .. now its a funky white and seafoam concoction


    Twas a nice Wine
    . . . but now its 'mine'
    (gotta get some pics)
     
  5. ford

    ford Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    171
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Location:
    MD
    91xlntS-3 and codinho i'd love to see your midnight wine/pearloids.
    i just got a 2009 MIM midnight now i'm trying to decide the pg, very curious about mint green also if anyone has seen a picture!
     
  6. pickinpete

    pickinpete Tele-Meister

    Age:
    54
    Posts:
    253
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Location:
    Lawrenceburg, TN
    Seeing it now I think I like the black the best!
     
  7. tpaul

    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,738
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Location:
    Vermont
    I didn't like Midnight Wine until I got one. It sort of grew on me.

    The color I don't like is the blue that came out at the same time, I think it was called Electron Blue? - But I suppose if I had one and it was a great player that color might grow on me, too.

    Sort of like a woman's personality quirk that grows on you over time...
     
  8. 68 Shovelhead

    68 Shovelhead Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,241
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle
    By discontinued you mean the USA guitars that used to be offered in MW? I have a '91 Strat Plus in Midnight Wine, it now has a cream pearliod guard, which looks pretty sexy IMO. The old MW color is a slightly brighter shade than whats used on the current MIM's.
    One thing about this color, few colors are as sexy under stage lights as Midnight Wine.
     
  9. ford

    ford Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    171
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Location:
    MD
    he means they discontinued midnight BLUE not wine
     
  10. D.S.John

    D.S.John Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    291
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Location:
    Carmarthenshire, Wales, U.K
    I also love the colour of the midnight wine, very nearly pulled the trigger on one, I just got seduced by the fat old neck of the Baja what a fickle man I am, if only they had Baja's in that colour.
     
  11. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,795
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Location:
    Sand Land
    I'm a sunburst guy myself but I do love the midnight wine. Makes me want to buy another Tele. Black pg for sure with this one.

    http://myspace.com/dawiklund
     
  12. BuddyLee

    BuddyLee Former Member

    Posts:
    726
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Location:
    Liberty SC
    Midnight Wine with that Flamed Tasmanian Rose Myrtle neck in the classifieds and a black guard would probably look pretty awesome.
     
  13. Wild Rice Chris

    Wild Rice Chris Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,491
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2004
    Location:
    Rice Custom Dungeon
    [​IMG]
     
  14. athief

    athief Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    179
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Location:
    NJ
    I think it's pretty fly too... add brass saddles...

    /em wants one
     
  15. pizza_oven

    pizza_oven NEW MEMBER!

    Age:
    33
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Location:
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
    not too long i picked a MIM tele in midnight wine with a birdseye neck from a local music shop for half price because the finish took a few small beatings across the sides and back. it's a shame because it's a beautiful colour (our p-bass in grade school was midnight wine :) ) but fortunately it lives again, this time with a black pickguard... over lime green paint!
     
  16. Maxwell Street

    Maxwell Street Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,154
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Location:
    chicago usa
    Drinking some right now.....some cheap cab from the grocery store....:lol: 12:16 am cst
     
  17. Cuco

    Cuco Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    299
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Location:
    Florida
    I like 'em.
     
  18. jwj4856

    jwj4856 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    579
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Location:
    shreveport, LA
    I do not have a midnight wine tele but have 2 midnight wine strats, one is an HSS version and other is an SSS version, I added the white pearl pickguard and it really made the color look great then, now i have to get me a tele in midnight wine color.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. IdahoPicker

    IdahoPicker Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,175
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Location:
    North Idaho
    Right on, brother! Me too! I just bought some Tisdale's cab from the local mart, it's the greatest of the latest cheap wines.

    Which reminds me, I named my MIM Wine Strat "NightTrain" in honor of the finest bumwine around. Trouble is, I can't find a bottle around here in Moscow, Idaho to stick a label on the pickguard. I guess we're just too classy around here in Idaho! (This from a guy who just bought a $3 bottle of wine...)
     
  20. wmsimpson

    wmsimpson Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    913
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Location:
    Greater Puget Sound
    This morning I had a stock MIM MW Std Tele with a white pick guard. Then I opened this thread and saw how freakin' awesome it would look with a simple blackguard upgrade. Went to GC on my lunch hour and broke out the plastic.

    What a great improvement. I love it! :)

    TN-3077.jpg
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.