Favourite in Telecasters

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  1. Kmaz

    Kmaz Member

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    In a rosewood board Telecaster, what is your favorite finish? Alder or ash body, of course.
     
  2. Sean French

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    With a Rosewood board I prefer an Alder body. Favorite finish is Surf Green, Sunburst and Vintage White.
     
  3. Kmaz

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    Thanks, Sean. I think Lake Placid Blue looks very nice also. Why the preference for alder with a rosewood board?
     
  4. VicAjax

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    I'd personally go for a Sonic Blue or Surf Green with double binding and a mint guard.

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    Absolutely beautiful
     
  6. 59Bassman

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    My favorite is mine, naturally. A '92 CS "Custom Esquire" that Moods of Magic Amps and I each have one from the run of 100. It's an odd blue-green that I've called "Lake Placid Green" in the past. Not quite Sherwood Green, not quite Ocean Turquoise. Little bit of metal flake. Very unique and stylish.

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  7. Pedro58

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    Agreed! Mine is identical. Only I've dropped it a few times...
     
  8. Kmaz

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    Agreed. Very nice, Vic!
     
  9. jpervin

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    Black double-bound alder is by far my favorite!

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    Very sweet Vic! I like the blonde look I think.
     
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    In addition to the afore mentioned and reposted surf green, I'd toss in shell pink with the rosie board. Gorgeous guitars. However, you have to have quite a few points on your man card to play one.
     
  12. Boris Bubbanov

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    I tried maple necks on alder bodied Teles and they sound great.

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    Later they got rosewood board necks because they look cooler (and the maple necks ended up on ash guitars because they look better there as well.

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  13. AnthonyL

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    Surf or Seafoam green
     
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    White blonde
     
  15. Boris Bubbanov

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    I think alder bodies with nothing going on visually (whether finished sunburst or solid) need some kind of visual spark from some rosewood board. Or a figured neck.

    IF the alder guitar has plenty of visual interest, a maple neck looks fine:

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    +1 on the black double bound
     
  17. SciFlyer

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    Sonic Blue all the way!
     
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    The switch tip really brings it all together.
     
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    +2! Such a great look.
     
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    Surf Green is my favorite finish on either a Tele or Strat and solid Black is my least favorite finish on any guitar except a Tele. That black double bound Tele with that dark rosewood board (almost looks like Ebony) is smoking.
     

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