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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Oly White, Mint Green and ?

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Chris-K

MD, USA

Oct 2nd, 2017 01:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a '13 MIA Strat body in Olympic White w/ a mint green pickguard and DiMarzio Area pickups. I'm ordering a Warmoth neck.

I cannot decide whether a rosewood or a maple board would "look" better with the above body. To make a decision more difficult, I already have a maple board Strat (3T) and a rosewood board Strat (Candy Apple). Please help me decide.

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Oct 2nd, 2017 02:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rosewood (in my opinion).

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Oct 2nd, 2017 02:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For looks only the rosewood board would be better contrast IMO. I prefer the feel of maple personally but own a couple of each.

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Oct 2nd, 2017 02:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

3rd vote for rosewood.

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Oct 2nd, 2017 05:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd go with rosewood for that configuration.

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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Oct 2nd, 2017 07:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll counter that the maple fretboard will look awesome. I had a rosewood/tortoise combo on my oly white, switched, and much prefer the look of the maple neck. It's just looks clean to me.

DrKev

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Oct 3rd, 2017 03:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rosewood. Try an all-rosewood neck. They are lovely!

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Oct 3rd, 2017 06:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rosewood, although you really can't go wrong with Oly White.

That said, I've had bad luck with rosewood boards on Strats and Teles. The best sounding have all had maple fretboards, thus my 3 maple board Strats.

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Oct 3rd, 2017 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's one with African rosewood... It sounds pretty beefy, too.

John Mayer model

(This message was last edited by tiller2 at 12:58 PM, Oct 3rd, 2017)

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Oct 3rd, 2017 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you go with rosewood, I think you need black pickup covers, knobs, and switch and trem bar tips.

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Oct 3rd, 2017 02:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The majority has spoken: rosewood.I have Tele in the config, but unable to post pics at the moment.

Good Luck!

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Oct 3rd, 2017 03:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rosewood. :)

Chris-K

MD, USA

Oct 3rd, 2017 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was leaning toward rosewood and saw a photo of Gilmour's white Strat with a maple fretboard...

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Oct 3rd, 2017 07:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Outlier deviant. Photo in profile.

(This message was last edited by Doc Sarvis at 09:35 PM, Oct 3rd, 2017)

Viera
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Oct 3rd, 2017 07:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hendrix had a moment or 2 with a white/maple Strat.

I kinda like mine

(This message was last edited by Viera at 09:39 PM, Oct 3rd, 2017)

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Oct 3rd, 2017 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This doesn't have the green guard but this is why I like Oly white and rosewood. I removed the original maple neck and used it for another strat with Warmoth body.

My White 89

Chris-K

MD, USA

Oct 4th, 2017 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oly White + Mint Green + Maple looks gorgeous!

Well, I'll eventually end up with the combo of Oly White + Rosewood as well.

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Oct 5th, 2017 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Along with Hendrix, I was going to mention George Harrison playing his white w/maple board Strat at the Concert for Bangladesh.

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

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Oct 5th, 2017 05:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My ideal strat has always been White of any nature, and rosewood board. Looks like a working strat to me.

Chris Greene
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Oct 14th, 2017 12:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My JV Oly white Strat has a mint green guard, cream accessories, and a maple board not unlike the one I had throughout the 70's. So that's my vote.

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