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Which Telecaster colors do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Tele-friend, Feb 27, 2021.

Which Telecaster colors do you prefer?

  1. Butterscotch Blonde

    166 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. Vintage Blonde

    151 vote(s)
    32.7%
  3. Lake Placid Blue

    77 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. (Olympic or Polar) White

    73 vote(s)
    15.8%
  5. Black

    67 vote(s)
    14.5%
  6. Natural

    75 vote(s)
    16.2%
  7. Sunburst (2 or 3 color, Siena, Honey...)

    118 vote(s)
    25.5%
  8. Fiesta Red

    56 vote(s)
    12.1%
  9. Surf Green

    31 vote(s)
    6.7%
  10. Daphne Blue

    37 vote(s)
    8.0%
  11. Texas Tea

    7 vote(s)
    1.5%
  12. Pink

    19 vote(s)
    4.1%
  13. Purple

    10 vote(s)
    2.2%
  14. Tidepool

    6 vote(s)
    1.3%
  15. Sherwood Green

    35 vote(s)
    7.6%
  16. Silver

    7 vote(s)
    1.5%
  17. Aubergine

    3 vote(s)
    0.6%
  18. Penny

    6 vote(s)
    1.3%
  19. *Some other that I forgot :)

    26 vote(s)
    5.6%
  20. Candy apple red

    44 vote(s)
    9.5%
  21. Sea foam green

    25 vote(s)
    5.4%
  22. Antigua

    9 vote(s)
    1.9%
  23. Paisley

    20 vote(s)
    4.3%
  24. Sonic blue

    32 vote(s)
    6.9%
  25. Mocha

    3 vote(s)
    0.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Tele-friend

    Tele-friend Tele-Meister

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    So I have created a poll with as many Telecaster colors that I could think of. They are in a random order. I am not gonna tell which my 3 favourite are**
    Because there are so many colors, I allowed that you have maximum 3 options (hope it is enough :) )
    I tried to combine some colors in order to minimise the options (white ones and sunbursts are together).
    We would love to see some photos if possible ;)

    *If I forgot some colors, please choose the last option and show us the photo of your guitar ;)
    **(they are the first three options in the poll :) )
     
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  2. myteleplaysjazz

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    This is like trying to pick your favorite flavor of ice cream! I love them all, but amongst the top choices for me are Butterscotch Blonde, Vintage Blonde, and 2-tone sunburst.
    I used to really dislike the sunburst colors, but in recent years they have really grown on me.
    My all-time fav though is that sort of see-thru blonde. I'm not sure if that's one of the colors you have listed and its just called something else. It is the color of the tele in my avatar, but the avatar lacks detail. Here's a close up:

    seethruwhitetele.jpg
     
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  3. greenhornet

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    Beautiful Tele!
     
  4. myteleplaysjazz

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    Thank you. That one is usually my favorite. It is a joy to play.
    Below is a shot of "the boys" all lined up.
    From left to right is a Highway One; neck p'up replaced with an Alnico 2. Middle one is a Telecaster Elite; modified with a Charlie Christian P'up in the neck. On the right is an unmolested American Standard with the rib cut.
    Still looking for that Butterscotch Blonde - Black Guard Tele...

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  5. Obsessed

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    I voted butterscotch blonde and vintage blond, but gotta add a limited one which was black paisley. Probably should have bought one when they came out.:oops:

    Oddly, I would say few others have ever floated my boat.
     
  6. Fendereedo

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    I like a lot of those colours, so hard to pick one from the list. My favourite, if it were there is sea foam green. Instead I've gone sherwood green.

    Edit: And two others Doh!
     
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  7. Southpole

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    Sonic blue

    shoreline gold

    sonic grey
     
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  8. Boomhauer

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  9. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    there is only one color
     
  10. myteleplaysjazz

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    i guess that's a vote for "Antiqua"?
     
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  11. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    you forgot Candy Apple Red, a tragic omission and maybe twenty other obscure and pointless choices.

    I like turtles.
     
  12. ndcaster

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    purty!
     
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  13. howardlo

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    Sorry I couldn’t vote, but nearly any other than black.
     
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    I love the dusty, low-fi TV look of Antigua burst.
     
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  15. El Tele Lobo

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    Of the choice is listed, I chose Sherwood Green, Lake Placid Blue, and Natural. But my all time favorite telecaster color is Candy Apple Red.

    Maybe I should say natural though… All of my current teles are some variation of natural.
     
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  16. Fendereedo

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    This right here...
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  18. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    Oddly (or not), I voted for colours I don’t have.

    The way a guitar looks is pretty important to me. I want to play something I find attractive. But strangely, colour isn’t a particularly strong component of that for me. It’s more like there are a few I wouldn’t want, than ones I really want.

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    No discussion of finish color is complete without the fretboard option.
    White Blonde with dark rosewood board. The sine qua non combo for me
     
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  20. Tele-friend

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    I have added Sea foam green as an option. You can change your vote I believe.
     
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