Change My Mind: Fiesta Red is the worst of all the Fender finish colors

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by MrMoose, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Jarick

    Jarick Supporting Member

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    I'm with you...never liked Fiesta Red. It reminds me of cheap $50 Squiers. I prefer CAR by far.
     
  2. Will_Pancake

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    fiesta red for strats
    candy apple red for teles
     
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  3. TravisE

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    Fiesta Red cannot be the worst as long as Dakota red exists.
     
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  4. pete12string

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    You would hate this one!
     
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    I believe that's a Ford.
     
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  8. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead!

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  9. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead!

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  10. LReese

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    Agree, but I've found that Dakota Red guitars give off more of that "Amp in the room" sound, even when I have an amp in the room. Oh the sacrifices I make for the Toanz!
     
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  11. nomadh

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    I think that can happen a lot.
     
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  13. Stratburst70

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    I’ll take that bet. Send her my way for a full evaluation. ;)
     
  14. DakotaRed

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    well “worst fender color” is like “worst ice cream flavor.”

    im not crazy about that last tub of ice cream i bought, but I still ate the whole container! :eek:

    my #1 is taos turquoise and i’m sure lotsa guys think the color is horrid.
     
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  16. neastguy

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    I love fiesta red on a tele with maple neck :)
     
  17. muzishun

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    It's sickly especially with a maple fretboard.
     
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  19. MrMoose

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    Yes :)

    ...also, I found this one with gold hardware that looks pretty sweet! :dude

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  20. NYJim

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    Bought last year when my friend who wanted a sunburst Strat with a maple board said it was too much for her. I had made an offer for her that was accepted, so I felt obligated to buy it.
    This is a 2003 Antigua Stratocaster "Crafted in Japan." It didn't originally come with a case, but this one did which would have been $120 at the time. The guitar and case look brand new, so I'm not sorry I bought it.

    I had a long post typed out that I lost when trying to post the image, so I'll make this Antigua history brief.

    Originally appeared on the Coronado by accident in the 60s, 1978-79 for the Strat and Telecaster and other models. 2003-04 "Crafted in Japan" like mine, the one pictured. In 2008, Sam Ash ordered 100 guitars, built in the Fender Custom Shop, for the Eric Clapton Crossroads Center, with $100,000 to be donated from the sale of the guitars. Just saw #80 for sale for $4,999 which I think was the price new. In 2012, another limited run was produced, but this time in Mexico.

    Not counting the Clapton Antiguas, the 1978-79 models command more money, even ones in poor condition.


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