What guitar colour are you most drawn to?

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axisusaxisus Frets: 16601
For some reason, I seem to get a bit excitable when I see transparent finish purple guitars. I have never owned a purple guitar but I am strangely drawn to them.
Number to would be some sort of transparent red burst going very dark on the edge. Never owned that either.
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 7084
    Lake placid blue on fenders, goldtops on gibsons. I have neither, but I feel this will all be corrected throughout 2014 somehow.
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  • mike_lmike_l Frets: 5679
    White. But I've only ever had 1 white guitar....

    Ringleader of the Cambridge cartel, pedal champ and king of the dirt boxes (down to 21) 

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  • ThePrettyDamnedThePrettyDamned Frets: 4920
    edited January 2014
    Light blue/turquoise fender, trans purple on other stuff.

    And white.

    I'm going to build a purple and blue guitar this year :)

    I won't burst to purple though, just straight with a faded black underneath. I might fade the purple, too.
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  • JackobeanJackobean Frets: 423
    Most of the Fender custom colours - burgundy mist is always nice.
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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 9050
    I don't have one colour I'm drawn to - but I tend to avoid Sunburst
    Never Ever Bloody Anything Ever.

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  • ROOGROOG Frets: 475

    Solid body - White

    Hollow/Semi Hollow body - Vintage sunburst

    A couple of days ago I found my self trying to choose between a P-Bass and a jazz bass, one in white the other red, I preferred the white "colour", still haven't decided which bass to go for though. 

    Although I do have a burgundy jazz box and that looks nice :0)

     

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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 49401
    edited January 2014
    Black.

    I do have other coloured guitars, and I like many other colours too, but black is the only colour I can think of that suits all guitar designs and you can use in any band. And generally it looks either the best or a close second on any guitar.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • I'm not sure what I'm attracted to but I really hate green guitars!
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  • Pink.  My first electric was a pink paisley Strat and I took a lot of stick for it so it's just kind of stuck as a 'fuck 'em' signature with me.  Deep reds are a close second as our band's colours are black and dark red.
    My muse is not a horse and art is not a race.
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  • bazxkrbazxkr Frets: 471
    edited January 2014
    Purple or blue burst quilts are what suck me in everytime. Either of those & my wallet seems to empty rapidly

    Strangely enough not a lover of flame tops, has to be quilt

    Cheers
    Baz
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  • guitargeek62guitargeek62 Frets: 2122
    edited January 2014
    A nice aged/yellowed Lake Placid Blue, Ocean Turquoise, or Sherwood Green for me. Pelham's pretty lovely too.

    That said, I also love most guitars in Black if it's applied nicely and doesn't look too plasticky (sp?!). :)
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  • jd0272jd0272 Frets: 3863
    rockmonster;120684" said:
    I'm not sure what I'm attracted to but I really hate green guitars!


    Y'see, I'm not a green fan either, but I love the look of Candy Apple Green. No idea what I'd put the colour on, but it's lovely.

    Not a red fan, but like Dakota Red. Pelham Blue. White Blonde. Black.
    "You do all the 'widdly widdly' bits, and just leave the hard stuff to me."
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  • I don't like overly quilty type finishes. I can really appreciate the workmanship but there reaches a point where, to me, they just look like a tacky piece of furniture.

    Having said that, I have a bizarre soft spot for sparkle/flake finishes. I've never owned a guitar with one, but there is something quite joyful about them and if I ever see one for the right price I'll pounce.

    Normally though, i'll just buy whatever guitar I like the best/is cheapest, which has resulted in me currently owning two black guitars, one blizzard pearl (soft metallic grey like every car on the road), one sunburst and a candy apple red bass. It's like I'm not even trying...

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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 15087
    There isn't a single good guitar that doesn't look brilliant in black, or aged-looking cherry.
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    Sunburst
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  • SambostarSambostar Frets: 8417
    edited January 2014

    Robin's Egg Blue

    Lol. Rockmonster. That Candy green Pro Mod body you sold me is now one of my main staples with correct serial neck plate and neck and Dimarzio's.  Lovely guitar, but I agree, it is a shit colour.

    Daphne blue is not bad either, also faded, tobacco stained, nitro polar white gone cream., that burgundy colour the Charvel model series came in during the 80's and tobacco sunburst for some reason.  IN fact anything that reminds me of smoking.

    Green is just one of those colours you get for Christmas and everyone says you look good in but can never bring yourself to wear.  It's just too fresh and earnest.

    It's the Playbus. We're not in control of ourselves. You're only as dumb as you're trained
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  • usedtobeusedtobe Frets: 2700
    Hmmm... not sure.. I like most colours, really... 
     so if you fancy a reissue of a guitar they never made in a colour they never used then it probably isn't too overpriced.

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  • I really like glitter silver, too.  
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 49401
    There isn't a single good guitar that doesn't look brilliant in black, or aged-looking cherry.
    Cherry doesn't look good on Fenders, even if aged.

    There was a Jaguar I saw recently in it - just looked wrong, like it was trying to be a Gibson.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 15087
    ICBM said:
    There isn't a single good guitar that doesn't look brilliant in black, or aged-looking cherry.
    Cherry doesn't look good on Fenders, even if aged.

    There was a Jaguar I saw recently in it - just looked wrong, like it was trying to be a Gibson.
    Yeah, but black always does. And there's Candy Apple Red, which is basically sparkly cherry :p
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  • NeilNeil Frets: 2837
    Ice cream pastel colours on Fenders definitely.

    Stuff like Daphne blue, Surf green and Shell pink evokes those old '50 cars and period.

    I don't like any Fender with fancy wood finish, just looks wrong to me. 
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 49401
    Yeah, but black always does. And there's Candy Apple Red, which is basically sparkly cherry :p
    Totally agree on black... that's why it was my first choice ;). Any guitar looks good in black, even acoustics.

    I'm not a huge fan of Candy Apple, even on Fenders. There's a fine line between it looking classy and looking cheap.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • ICBM said:
    Yeah, but black always does. And there's Candy Apple Red, which is basically sparkly cherry :p
    Totally agree on black... that's why it was my first choice ;). Any guitar looks good in black, even acoustics.

    I'm not a huge fan of Candy Apple, even on Fenders. There's a fine line between it looking classy and looking cheap.
    I like a nice satin black, matte black or a thinner nitro or poly type black, but a lot of thicker poly finishes in black can make the guitar look like it's... Well, plastic, that other colours don't seem to manage.  

    But I agree that black is the most accessible finish, works well for going from your death metal band to the smooth jazz improv next door :P
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  • John_PJohn_P Frets: 2535
    Some reason I'm drawn to transparent black/grey finishes.

    I quite like a sparkly candy red and orange though :)
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 28181
    It has always been odd to me that I end up favouring black guitars.

    I don't like black guitars, particularly.
    Actually I'm kinda sick of them.

    But all of the significant guitars before the Forshage were black.

    1987 Kinman Telecaster- black.
    1989 PRS Custom - black.
    Tom Anderson Classic - black.

    These are the guitars that I did a lot of work on and played/gigged loads.

    The Forshage though is a brown/root beer colour and I'm very happy with it.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 15087
    ICBM said:
    Yeah, but black always does. And there's Candy Apple Red, which is basically sparkly cherry :p
    Totally agree on black... that's why it was my first choice ;). Any guitar looks good in black, even acoustics.

    I'm not a huge fan of Candy Apple, even on Fenders. There's a fine line between it looking classy and looking cheap.
    True enough. I only include red to sort out 335s and SGs, which look dull in black. 

    Tbh as long as it isn't uber-flamed or quilted or tropical colours I'm easy :)
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  • rockmonsterrockmonster Frets: 529
    edited January 2014
    jd0272 said:
    rockmonster;120684" said:
    I'm not sure what I'm attracted to but I really hate green guitars!


    Y'see, I'm not a green fan either, but I love the look of Candy Apple Green. No idea what I'd put the colour on, but it's lovely.

    Not a red fan, but like Dakota Red. Pelham Blue. White Blonde. Black.
    Ha ha! I don't mind candy apple green either especially on Kawasakis!
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 49401
    True enough. I only include red to sort out 335s and SGs, which look dull in black.
    Nah, 335s and SGs look evil in black! Although SGs look evil in cherry too :D.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • ICBM said:
     
     Any guitar looks good in black,
    even acoustics.
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no!!  :D
    My muse is not a horse and art is not a race.
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  • IanSavageIanSavage Frets: 1319
    Can't really disagree with not many guitars looking 'wrong' in black, although I'd still take a natural/butterscotch Telecaster over a black one...just...
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