Favourite Fender Colour

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Favourite Fender Colour

Olympic White
10
5%
Black
4
2%
Fiesta Red
9
4%
Dakota Red
2
1%
Candy Apple Red
2
1%
Shell Pink
10
5%
Lake Placid Blue
18
9%
Daphne Blue
10
5%
Sonic Blue
16
8%
Ocean Turquoise
25
12%
Sherwood Green
25
12%
Seafoam Green
4
2%
Surf Green
7
3%
Burgundy Mist
19
9%
Charcoal Frost
14
7%
Shoreline Gold
3
1%
Firemist Gold
0
No votes
Firemist Silver
7
3%
Sunburst
8
4%
Other (can only fit 20 options in a poll)
12
6%
 
Total votes: 205

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:13 pm

To admit, if you asked me two or three years ago, I would have said: no metallic finishes for sure... but man, OSG has changed me!

It's (aged) Firemist silver and (aged) Ice Blue Metallic before Sonic Grey as my top 3. :?
Matching Headstock and neck Binding whenever possible.

After these come (in no particular order) Sunburst, Vintage and Olympic White, Charcoal Frost Metallic, Black, Oxblood, Sonic Blue, some other blueish and turquoise tones...up to Surf Green then long nothing...





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Sherwood Green (sorry folks, that one just doesn't work for me as a guitar...not even as a car), Fiesta, Dakota and Candy Apple Red being very far down in my liking... and last of all is Antigua. :k

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:42 pm

I can only hope Squier will revamp the VM offset series with Sherwood Green & few other special colors. Hell, they’re using SG on the CV Strat. So why not? It would certainly resurge new interest.

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:13 pm

Foam Green...discussion ended 😂

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by Ridgeback » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 pm

I like 90% of the colors in the poll but my favorite has to be aged\yellowed (greened out) Lake Placid Blue. I currently own Sherwood, Surf, Seafoam, Sonic, Fiesta, Charcoal Frost, and Dakota. Honorable mention to Candy Tangerine which looks pretty close to some of the aged\yellowed Candy Apple Reds I've seen.
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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by stratcpo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:07 pm

Burgundy Mist number one with LPB next. ENJOY!!!

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:47 pm

Oly White with a matching headstock and a nice tort guard is a proper look for a Fender offset. Not very exotic, but that’s my pick.

Burgundy Mist is second in line for me.

I also like a good garish target/clown burst.

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by zip73 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:05 am

No Ice Blue Metallic?? :'(

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by Zork » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:33 pm

Depends on the guitar for me. Offsets and Jazz Basses in flashy metallics, Strats and Teles in soft 50s colors, P Basses depending on maple or rosewood necks. No love for sunbursts.
But Sage Green Metallic is pretty close to the best on everything but Teles.

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by Singlebladepickup » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:26 pm

Zork wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Sage Green Metallic is pretty close to the best on everything but Teles.
I bought a jag bass in this color and it is fantastic. I like Sherwood best, but sage green is pretty close to the best.

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by wooderson » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:35 pm

In general, Ice Blue Metallic (or Firemist Silver, which is very close IMO).

In practice, though...

Strats - early '60s sunburst with dark rosewood or later '60s Olympic White
Teles - Olympic White with rosewood... paisley with maple
offsets - most metallics with matching headstock or Olympic White with really good Spitfire tort

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by tammyw » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:59 am

Sherwood green is overrated. I would take Sage green metallic over Sherwood without hesitation. How many people who voted for Sherwood green actually have one? Is it just lusting after a vintage color because of limited availability?

My vote goes to Graffiti Yellow. I didn't always like yellow, but once you realize how great a graffiti yellow guitar is, it'll always stick with you.
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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:16 am

COMPETITION BURGUNDY

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by Dan_Q » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:00 pm

Sherwood all day long! nothing to do with rarity. I only have the CV strat in that colour- which isn't really sherwood, but i still like it. ;)

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by Stephen_42 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:03 am

tammyw wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:59 am
Sherwood green is overrated. I would take Sage green metallic over Sherwood without hesitation. How many people who voted for Sherwood green actually have one? Is it just lusting after a vintage color because of limited availability?

My vote goes to Graffiti Yellow. I didn't always like yellow, but once you realize how great a graffiti yellow guitar is, it'll always stick with you.
I'm sure having something slightly less common helps for every rare colour (and vice versa for common ones - e.g. candy apple red is beautiful but ubiquitous).

But for me at least, it's more that it's a really beautiful shade of green. Reminds me of British Racing Green formula 1 cars from the 1960s, and also the green power ranger (my favourite when I was little!)

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Re: Favourite Fender Colour

Post by Paul-T » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:04 am

Where is the original custom colour: blonde? Very upsetting!
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