Anyone painted a strat yellow?

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by cool gouhl, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    The story goes that the first one they made was a yellow one that they showed to Jeff Beck for a possible signature model, and they called it Graffiti Yellow, after the hot rod in the film American Graffiti, 'cause they knew that Jeff was a hot rod buff. Jeff passed on it, so it became the Strat Plus, and when Jeff's signature model came a bit later, it was almost identical to the Strat Plus, having Gold Lace sensors, roller nut, but a much beefier neck, and in different colors, Vintage White, Purple, and Foam Green, and with dual Gold Lace Sensors in the bridge position.
    The current Jeff Beck model has a slimmer neck, Fender Hot Noiseless pickups, and a single bridge pickup, not a double one.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
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  2. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    Here's one of mine - bought the body really cheap because someone used a steam shovel to make a cavity big enough for a variax transplant. Since the original aged white poly finish was so damaged I decided a 'new" color from the 80s done up in relic fashion might look perfectly normal. The medium yellow color is Rustoleum Goldenrod, the darker yellow is just clear polyurethane on top, the lighter color is the original aged white poly. I wet sanded everything to 2000 grit to get a somewhat gradual fade. Normally I don't care for the 'relic' thing unless it's real playing wear but in this case it was the best way to get a sealed finish on this body. IMG_2168.JPG
  3. mikm

    mikm Dr. Squier

    Jun 4, 2012
    My VM70 Strat is listed as Vintage Blonde but It looks like banana pudding to me!! 004_crop.jpg
  4. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    Looks like it's a close relative to mine ;-)
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  5. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-holic

    Apr 9, 2015
    With all colours you can make a big difference to how the eye perceives them by what colour you place next to them. More so with 'whites' since they'll also change most under differing light conditions.. daylight, indoor tungsten etc.

    That said as I've just posted in another thread .... I like banana pudding too!

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  6. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    I'm starting to like banana pudding. I already like crème brulee.
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  7. itsyourboyGru

    itsyourboyGru Squier Talker

    Jan 20, 2019
    Miami, Fl
    How does the old lady allow you to get away with so many guitars?
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  8. pflug

    pflug Squier-Nut

    Oct 11, 2013
    VM 70's can get even more banana with a white pickguard- left to right GFS "Antique Ivory" partscaster, (Epi Les Paul Custom Pro Alpine White), Vm 70's Vintage White, Deluxe Hot Rails Olympic White, VN5 Korean "naturally yellowed" Arctic White with maple neck swap

  9. pflug

    pflug Squier-Nut

    Oct 11, 2013
    She must love me- actually for our last anniversary she bought me a nicer guitar than many of the ones I buy for myself...

  10. itsyourboyGru

    itsyourboyGru Squier Talker

    Jan 20, 2019
    Miami, Fl
    She is a keeper
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  11. Rgdavid

    Rgdavid Squier Talker

    Oct 13, 2021
  12. M T Poteet

    M T Poteet Squier-Meister

    Aug 17, 2021
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    I do like that color though, good luck on the re spray.

    I hang mine, no rubber or wax paper needed.

    Not a Strat, but I used Duplicolor Nissan yellow. I thought it was too bright when I finished it, But it has grown on me.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2021
  13. Michael7

    Michael7 Dr. Squier

    Jan 12, 2010
    Virginia Beach, VA USA
    Almost school bus yellow! I like it! How does that Duplicolor lay down?
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  14. Clockwise

    Clockwise Squier-Meister

    Jan 26, 2021
    Mmmm... graffiti yellow is the bomb. PXL_20211015_031413414.jpg
  15. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
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  16. rorygman

    rorygman Squier-Nut

    May 9, 2017
    Yes indeed @dbrian66 - a yellow tele to match your yellow Strat … another paint job coming up?
    Whenever anyone says “yellow guitar”, I always think of yours leaning up against the car!
    Cheers, rorygman :cool:
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  17. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    This was done with Home Depot canary yellow exterior stain
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  18. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Obsessed With Music & Guitars Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    I experimented on this 2002 Squier, it had a Plywood Body, and it was originally a putrid Dark Blue. I think it's called Sunset Yellow by Rust-Oleum. It came out decent, as you can see, it gets it point across more than that Sh.t blue stock color, originally.

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