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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. Hoodster

    Hoodster Friend of Leo's

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    This may have been said already, but missing from your list is one of the best for sure, what fender calls “vintage white” but many of us know as banana cream pie. It is supposed to mirror a faded Olympic white finish.

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  2. Gas4Teles

    Gas4Teles TDPRI Member

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    Sonic Blues!

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  3. Steve_U1S

    Steve_U1S Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    I love a nice 2-tone sunburst, especially when the proportions are just right.
    And the classic BSB and vintage blonde.

    I've been quite liking my 70th Broadcaster blonde (designation of which has slipped my mind - Blackguard Blonde (looked it up...))
     
  4. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    You're in Italy, so I think a coffee-related name would fit that one.
     
  5. Telebra

    Telebra Tele-Meister

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    Got to be 'Espresso'.
    And my Fav would have to be Sea Foam Green. Because it seems to change color between green and blue depending on its mood!
    <------- Hey, there's one right here, a '62'
     
  6. GearGeek01

    GearGeek01 Tele-Meister

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    Butterscotch Blonde Fender Classic Player (MIM) Baja Tele (and in my avatar)
    My Baja Tele - 6-25-19 (smaller - 800x600).jpg

    Fender Deluxe (MIM) Nashville Telecaster
    (Fender American Elite HSS Strat - Olympic Pearl)
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  7. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a BSB, a white blonde and what I would call amber. If I had my way, the WB would be much improved if it were more aged looking.
    My nephew has a surf green that is nice looking stock and tough looking now with a tort PG and a creme P-90.
    The 2SB is growing on me. Creme PG, anyone?
    I'm planning a partscaster build that is probably going to be 1956 Chevy Bel Aire blue. Aged white pg and gold hardware.
    I guess I like 'em all.
     
  8. Maguchi

    Maguchi Tele-Holic

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    Lake Placid Blue, Olympic White, Sunburst, Candy Apple Red, Butterscotch Blond.
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  9. 0476pearljam

    0476pearljam NEW MEMBER!

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    I voted candy apple red, just like my NOS custom shop 1963 RI...I also voted vintage blonde because that was the color I nearly choose when I bought it...
     
  10. TeleRooo

    TeleRooo Tele-Meister

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    My first electric was a used White w/White pickgaurd Tele back in 1964. A little beat up. I don’t know what model or year it was. No one cared much back then. We weren’t collectors we were just players. Of coarse I wish I had somehow held on to it. It was a good guitar. I loved it back then. But I really wanted a Black Rickenbacker like John Lennon’s.
     
  11. TeleRooo

    TeleRooo Tele-Meister

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    I really did/ do like Don Rich’s Silver Metal Flaked Tele he played in Buck Ovens Band.
     
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  12. TeleRooo

    TeleRooo Tele-Meister

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    I Love it! If it had a Black or Tortoise pickgard, it would be perfect, and my favorite.
     
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  13. JBurton

    JBurton Tele-Meister

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    My two Tele’s are 3-tone sunburst and that pale yellow like the Malmsteen signature Strats.
    But I also love Butterscotch blonde, and I’d like to make a Partscaster in silver metal flake ala Don Rich.
     
  14. teleplayer99

    teleplayer99 Tele-Meister

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    Picked my colors, but bought on specs so I play buterscotch
     
  15. Tele-friend

    Tele-friend Tele-Meister

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    So we came to conclusion which Tele colors we prefer.
    3. place = sunbursts
    2. place = vintage blonde
    And the big winner = butterscotch blonde ! :)
    But butters and vintage blondes are really close together, just a couple of votes between them. I definitely love both of them :cool:

    Thanks for all the cool photos of your guitars! ;)
     
  16. Luke1026

    Luke1026 Tele-Meister

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    I also like the top three colors in this poll the most.

    I've tried for a while to not like Butterscotch Blonde because it seems to be the most popular color - and it's kind of seen as the quintessential or typical Tele color.

    Having said that, the BSB is at the top of my list for my next Tele!

    A color I didn't know I liked until I saw it in a CL ad is Shoreline Gold. That's what first caught my attention, the second was the feel of the neck, so I bought it. It's one of my favorite T-Style guitars.

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  17. ZenGuitarist

    ZenGuitarist Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's another one of mine in a colour not listed in the poll - Gold Bronze. I also have a Strat in the same colour.

    Gold Bronze Tele.jpg
     
  18. LarryJunior

    LarryJunior TDPRI Member

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    is that a '67 relic?
     
  19. LarryJunior

    LarryJunior TDPRI Member

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    wheres orange sparkle and candy apple green? bullet.jpg yt0lhzjayjrs84idafon.jpg :D
     
  20. Hoodster

    Hoodster Friend of Leo's

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    I think so. I can’t remember where I grabbed the photo, honestly. I was just looking for something online that looked like my guitar, which is a partscaster with that same look.
     
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