Fender Telecaster Natural Ash: tint?

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  1. zeffbeff

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    I've got my eye on a Fender American Telecaster in natural ash finish.

    How white are these guitars? I'd like a least some kind of tint, not a bone-white color. I mean I know they're not dyed and tinted, but just how white and pale is the wood?

    Anyone have one?
     
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    It is more of a natural color. I'm not seeing any white coloring in mine at all. It looks better the older it gets! Wonderful Telecasters these Ash ones.
     
  4. zeffbeff

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    Oh wow, you mean the color is actually changing with time? In what way?
     
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    Anyone in the day crowd wanna chime in with your experience with your Natural Finish ash telecaster? Will it tint with time?
     
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    I bought this one used. The finish is pretty thick on that.

    I would never put a guitar out in the sun to fade out the color but I know there are people who do it.
     
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    Yeah I'd never try to age a guitar actively.

    My first guitar was a peavey Strat. In 20 years, the maple has aged into a gorgeous Amber. I'm hoping the fender natural ash would age the same way.
     
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    I've had mine for three years and haven't noticed much change in color, but I keep it in its hardshell case. Not white. Natural in a nice way.
     
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    I don't have one of those Teles, but some ash will be very pale, almost white in some part. Darker, creamier brown streaks in a very pale backgound. I've seen that quite often in the raw wood.
     
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    It might be a bit bright for you but in two years it will start yellowing nicely and it just gets better. No tint necessary!
     

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