Need Strat-Paint Ideas

Jeep_Guy

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Already thinking about my next strat, even before this one comes in. I know that I want it to be something different than a standard black or fiesta red. I thought about British Racing Green and Chrome Blue. I also thought about a blueburst. I like the idea of a triburst, but in different colors. Ideas? Pics of your own?
 

rainmaker

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I'm way into British Racing Green or whatever color they used to do those 80's Clapton sigs. They called it 7up green. I always love looking at that guitar too. Maybe front and back solid and the sides natural or white.
 

Jeep_Guy

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Maybe something like that one picture, just BR Green on the front and white on the sides/back. Would go nicely with the white pickguard. Hmm. Only thing is I have an Olympic white/mint pickguard Legacy on the way and I don't want it to look too similar.

I also thought about a blueburst, except with a regular sunburst inside of that too. So black/dark dark blue, bright blueburst, orange-y sunburst. Might not have room?
 

Speed_Racer71

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Here are 2 that i did that i like to show off on TGP.



steve vai called and said that his lawyers will be in contact :rotflmao

but all joking aside some good ideas so far. i bet leo didnt think his guitar would be customized in so many ways, he wanted it versatile from a playing point of view. i guess he didnt figure it would be one of the best if not the best to do custom paint on as well.
 

FFTT

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A good friend of mine just sent me the photo of the 6 string electric Violin that he's having built as we speak.

 

syxxstring

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Do you have a spray rig or are you ratlle caning it?
I love alot of autoairs sparkelescent paints, also thier flakes.
 

Jeep_Guy

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Not sure on maple or rosewood. Probably maple, with a deeper golden tint. But still satin, no gloss. Whatever it is, I'll be getting it custom built as much as I like DIY-stuff, I won't be painting it. I'm really thinking dark blue or dark green, but not just a monochrome scheme. Some other color along with one of those. That ice blue strat looks great, but mine will be Alder and not Mahogany. If I was better at photoshope I could see how a sunburst inside of a blueburst would look.
 

townsend

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You mentioned blueburst. G&L guitars has a beautiful blueburst finish.

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This example is taken from their web site (www.glguitars.com, under "finishes").
 

Jeep_Guy

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Add this one to the list - white pickguard, dark green body, but with a black strip outlining the pickguard down the front. A thin white stripe around the sides, with a very thin black stripe inside the middle of that.

That or just a dark green strat, with white pickguard and a thin white line around the sides
 




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