What color to paint my Strat?

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by neilca, May 22, 2019.

  1. neilca

    neilca Squier Talker

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    I bought a pink mini Strat to convert to a tenor guitar (four string instrument with a 22.8" scale). This conversion will require the body to be modified so a repaint is in order.

    So lets see everyone's favorite color for a Strat. Must be a solid color since I am no artist....

    Here is one I did previously

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  2. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert


    Olympic White ! ! ! I like the HS reshape ! ! !
     
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  3. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Nut

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    I love blue guitars, so that would be my choice. Other interesting options would be green, purple or orange.
     
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  4. oneLOCOman

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    oneLOCOman Squier-holic

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    With white racing strips.:D
     
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  6. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

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    Whoa! This is really interesting! There was a guy on here that did some really nice refinishes/refits of minis that he posted about 2 yrs ago, but this is the first reshape of the neck and headstock I've seen. Have you made any posts about your tenor refits that I've missed? Please post project pix of the current one as you go along. Got any sound clips?

    My vote would be a light orange or a rose sorta color, kind of a sunset palette... But I think a strip and stain would look really nice with this as well.
     
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  7. neilca

    neilca Squier Talker

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    Lets see some pictures so I can see what they look like.

    Strip and stain...hmmmm….didn't think of that
     
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  8. drewcp

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    Based on the thread title, I opened up the post prepared to say pink, but apparently it's already pink, so I don't know what to say now.
     
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  9. dbrian66

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    My vote is yellow!

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    Or orange.

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  10. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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  12. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    Yeah, it’s orange, but looks red in a lot of the pics.

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  13. Eddie

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  14. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    I'm off this summer. I'm coming down to borrow your tools. I'll bring down a few NC's to strip down. :)
     
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  15. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    Come on down! I have tools and cold beer ready to go!
     
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  16. drewcp

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  17. neilca

    neilca Squier Talker

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    I really haven't posted a build thread but here is a pic of the mill fixture and milling the neck

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  18. neilca

    neilca Squier Talker

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    I use a reverse helix end mill so the chip removal won't lift the frets
     
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  19. dbrian66

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    The pics aren’t showing up. Just [​IMG]
     
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  20. A few colors I like … oddly I have none with these colors (yet) :D. Cheers, Barrie.

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