Natural Ash Finish Love it or Hate it?

aFewGoodTaters

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Natural ash body Fenders are OK, not my first choice.

they are a bit too 70s for me. In general, I’m not the biggest fan of 70s guitar aesthetics.
 

Jett

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Here is my old beast. Finish removed years ago, was a sunburst back in the 70's, so might not officially count.

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imwjl

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I'll say yes.

My FSR "68 Thinskin" from Dave's helped start reversing GAS - 3 Telecasters to 1 keeper. The color is a warmer tone than the photo in the den shows. At same time I had 52 AVRI, Highway One and this plus Lawrence pickups. After color tone, trying the pickups and the 3 guitars made this my single coil keeper.

In my mind the evolved 68 style with my Princeton Reverb are perfection.

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RodeoTex

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I kinda dig the '70s vibe of them.
I could probably even tolerate a bighead Strat if it were natural Ash.
 

Hiker

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Love it!

Last night I gazed at my natural ash bass from multiple angles under a bright light with a grin! It arrived one year ago this week.
 

kuch

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Old post but I'll reply anyway....

Couple of weeks ago I picked up this 2011 Am std Ash Tele.... Love it!!
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Greggorios

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I love natural provided that the color isn't too yellow-ish like inexpensive plywood. As long as there's either a little amber in it or a little warm brown/tan, it's great.
 

schmee

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I really don't like it much. Whenever I see it I'm thinking "oh, another home made guitar". Even though plenty aren't.

The Semi Transparent looks a bit better to me...
 




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