How much do you like 3-color sunburst on a Strat?

Scale of 0-10, how good-looking is a 3-color sunburst on a Strat?

  • 10

    Votes: 101 35.9%
  • 9

    Votes: 30 10.7%
  • 8

    Votes: 42 14.9%
  • 7

    Votes: 28 10.0%
  • 6

    Votes: 11 3.9%
  • 5

    Votes: 23 8.2%
  • 4

    Votes: 4 1.4%
  • 3

    Votes: 13 4.6%
  • 2

    Votes: 4 1.4%
  • 1

    Votes: 7 2.5%
  • 0

    Votes: 18 6.4%

  • Total voters


Jul 31, 2018
I hated it for a period of time where I much preferred the 2-tone of '56 & '57 and what I call the "one-tone" of '54 & '55 where only one color was faded into the natural wood. I'm back to liking the 3-color at the 8 out of 10 level I punched 'cause I see The Ventures played the 3-color on their early albums..

Lucius Paisley

Senior Stratmaster
Jul 14, 2021
Sydney, Australia
I rated it 7, up from 3, because while it didn't excite me that much to have yet another left handed sunburst in its original finish, once I scrubbed it over with a kitchen scourer to a nice matte finish, the colours really "showed up" and it looks really good.

It's just a shame that it has fallen into my partscaster project. Now it's a very nice body with decent parts in it that I may not get to use anymore, until I procure a new neck for it.


Most Honored Senior Member
Jan 20, 2018
Murfreesboro, TN
With solid colors, there aren't any colors where I'd want more than one guitar that color. I don't need more than one black guitar, I don't need more than one surf green or oly white. I get bored. I had two red ones for like a month and decided to sell one of them.

I don't get bored with natural finishes and bursts. I still have the wood grain giving each guitar something unique. 3tsb is my favorite.