Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Kmaz, Mar 1, 2015.
In a rosewood board Telecaster, what is your favorite finish? Alder or ash body, of course.
With a Rosewood board I prefer an Alder body. Favorite finish is Surf Green, Sunburst and Vintage White.
Thanks, Sean. I think Lake Placid Blue looks very nice also. Why the preference for alder with a rosewood board?
I'd personally go for a Sonic Blue or Surf Green with double binding and a mint guard.
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.
Agreed! Mine is identical. Only I've dropped it a few times...
Agreed. Very nice, Vic!
Black double-bound alder is by far my favorite!
Very sweet Vic! I like the blonde look I think.
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.
I tried maple necks on alder bodied Teles and they sound great.
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.
Surf or Seafoam green
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:
+1 on the black double bound
Sonic Blue all the way!
The switch tip really brings it all together.
+2! Such a great look.
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.