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  1. #161

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Me too! '58s are my favorite year for maple necks. That shade of 'burst is unique. Almost orange instead of red.
    the faster we go the rounder we get

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cogswell View Post
    Me too! '58s are my favorite year for maple necks. That shade of 'burst is unique. Almost orange instead of red.
    Dig the three tone, though many 58's had excessive lacquer on the boards. Guess Fender was getting complaints about the 54's and 55's wearing through. Also, the 58's had flatter necks that some dislike, mine was re-fretted by Joe Glaser with frets he put on Vince Gil's BG Teles...went from good to great instrument.

    Finish-wise the 58's are cool, but the best players IMHO have been 56's with deep V necks, bakelite PU covers in alder versus ash. Played a bunch, but never been able to acquire one...three I wanted, slow on the draw and lost 'em.

  3. #163

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banker View Post
    Wish it was at my house....
    Banker, it's in a super home filled with many friends of both varieties!
    Game on!

  4. #164

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    This to me is the coolest custom color Jaguar:



    It is believed to be owned by the Hard Rock Cafe now.

    Here is one I used to own:


    It is the only vintage guitar in the pic. All of the others are various Fender Custom shops - none of which do I own any longer - I thinned the heard to buy my real '60 (here she is crawling out of bed - Guitar Porn!):


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  5. #165

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikoniko View Post
    This to me is the coolest custom color Jaguar:


    What colour is that? Lake Placid Blue? Reminds me of this Sherwood Green Jag.


  6. #166

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by landminelenny View Post
    What colour is that? Lake Placid Blue? Reminds me of this Sherwood Green Jag.

    Yep, it's a '66 Sherwood Green with a matching headstock and bound dot-neck. super rare. Johnny Marr actually recorded some tracks with John on John's release "The Empyrean". Also, JF sites Johnny (Marr) as a major influence.
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Actually John's Jaguar was an old lake placid blue, it looks greenish, due to the lacquer getting yellow with age.

    I believe that guitar doesn't exist any more, as it was inside John's house went it burnt several years ago.

  8. #168

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    Quote Originally Posted by riscado View Post
    Actually John's Jaguar was an old lake placid blue, it looks greenish, due to the lacquer getting yellow with age.


    Here are better pictures...




    Still think it is LPB?

    I believe that guitar doesn't exist any more, as it was inside John's house went it burnt several years ago.
    Offsetguitars has a thread on the topic. There is evidence it is in the possession of Hard Rock Cafe. It is not really known (publicly at least) what guitars John lost in the house fire.
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I am actually pretty convinced the guitar is LPB though.

  10. #170

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    I've seen LPB finishes fade to look like SGM finishes. The only way to tell for sure is to see under the parts.

  11. #171

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    Its not really worth arguing over. We'll just agree to disagree and move on.

    I just wish I had more pic's of my old LPB jaguar. bummer... :(

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    Joe B. asked me to post these for him. This first pic is the guitars that he and Kirk Fletcher were jamming on in preparation for his Red Rocks concert, and the 2nd one is his original black maple neck, next to Clapton's original Blackie!











    Joe...jump in and give us some details!

    Mojo ozzes from these pics, partner

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Here's my '64 Strat...


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Lovely!
    If it sounds good, it is good.

  15. #175

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossaddict View Post
    Here's my '64 Strat...

    Refin?

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dishimyuh View Post
    Refin?
    Yep, body only back in the '80s.

  17. #177

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Hi all,

    My first post here. I`m mainly a Fender player, so thanks to the LPF for opening up the Fender section. I see lots of great guitars in this thread. Wow!

    I want to share a couple pics of my '55 Strat. I bought her from the family of the owner who acquired her in 1960. I was blown away when I first saw the grain pattern. Sort of a tiger striped effect. It`s been nice being her caretaker. She`s a good one.



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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Wow, that's clean -- and beautiful too!
    If it sounds good, it is good.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Formvar View Post
    Hi all,

    My first post here. I`m mainly a Fender player, so thanks to the LPF for opening up the Fender section. I see lots of great guitars in this thread. Wow!

    I want to share a couple pics of my '55 Strat. I bought her from the family of the owner who acquired her in 1960. I was blown away when I first saw the grain pattern. Sort of a tiger striped effect. It`s been nice being her caretaker. She`s a good one.



    Jeebus! I love it when a first post is something so rad!
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    That's such a lovely guitar. Wow! I'd love something like that. Congratulations!

    That's a dream guitar for me. If you ever.......well, you know the rest.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Formvar View Post
    Hi all,

    My first post here. I`m mainly a Fender player, so thanks to the LPF for opening up the Fender section. I see lots of great guitars in this thread. Wow!

    I want to share a couple pics of my '55 Strat. I bought her from the family of the owner who acquired her in 1960. I was blown away when I first saw the grain pattern. Sort of a tiger striped effect. It`s been nice being her caretaker. She`s a good one.





  22. #182

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Wow !!!
    nice first post ,



    Quote Originally Posted by Formvar View Post
    Hi all,

    My first post here. I`m mainly a Fender player, so thanks to the LPF for opening up the Fender section. I see lots of great guitars in this thread. Wow!

    I want to share a couple pics of my '55 Strat. I bought her from the family of the owner who acquired her in 1960. I was blown away when I first saw the grain pattern. Sort of a tiger striped effect. It`s been nice being her caretaker. She`s a good one.




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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    +1 with what Unbound Dot Neck said, what a first post that's the guitar Fender should borrow to take the blueprint for the CS 55 RI relics for sure, stunner

  24. #184

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    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. Yes, she is a sweet one. Bakelite is in the best condition i`ve ever seen. Pickups are super strong. The thing with this one is that she plays extremely well! I have found many Maple Neck Strats hard to play because the frets are too low from use. Owners want to refret but are afraid to affect value. This one has so much fret to hang onto, even in the cowboy chord position. I`m grateful to experience such a wonderful instrument.

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  25. #185

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    I'm head overheels with your '54 Three33. That is one very special looking guitar. Is yours that same 'Cimmarron Red' that Leo used for Pee Wee Crayton and Bill Carson?

    Quote Originally Posted by Three13 View Post
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    '67 Custom . Transitional with maple fingerboard & no skunk stripe. No, I didn't sand the finish off , previous owner ( 70s guitar God who should've known better) did. I've had it since '72.


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by flameburst View Post
    I'm head overheels with your '54 Three33. That is one very special looking guitar. Is yours that same 'Cimmarron Red' that Leo used for Pee Wee Crayton and Bill Carson?
    I'm 95% certain that the only Cimmaron Red guitar that I have seen (at least in color) is Leon McAuliffe's Fender Quad (which is a 1955, according to its owner):





    The story I've heard is that there was some paint left after McAuliffe's steel was finished and Carson used it for his personal guitar, which may be the one used in Fender promo pictures (or maybe not - that guitar looks like a '56, based on the string tree, but the neck may have been swapped out). The Pee Wee Crayton guitar is a much brighter red than McAuliffe's - possibly Cadillac's Aztec Red or GMC Pimpernel Scarlet.

    My guitar was painted gold, layered with clear nitro that was tinted with red printer's ink - sort of a proto Candy Apple Red. The paint was laid on gold/red/gold/red. The layers are pretty apparent if you look closely at the pictures. Interestingly, the bronzing powder in the gold paint oxidized (just like you see on a gold top or Eldon Shamblin's gold Strat) in spots where a lot of sweat got on the guitar; however, the oxidation reads black through the red top coat - there's a small area where it got scraped off and you can see the green underneath.

    There's a green early '55 in the Galaxy of Strats that was painted this way, and Cal Green's '54 Strat (color unknown at this point) also appears to have a metallic sheen:




    And of course there's the coolest 1954 ever - Eldon Shamblin's Strat:



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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Great post Three-13! "Cimarron Red"... that just sounds like the '50's doesn't it?! The Leon steel, man... what an iconic instrument! I have all the Tiffany's Transcriptions, of the Wills band from '46 and '47, and I love Leon's playing so much... although I think his tenure, with Bob's band, was later than the '40's? Not totally sure.

    Those '50's custom color Fenders were true custom colors... any color, that could be picked up at the auto body shop, was available and it seems like they improvised just about every other application of the paint. Definitely no rhyme or reason to the way they did custom colors in the '50's. It's alway a pretty mind blowing thing to see an original one from that era.

    Thanks again!
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  29. #189

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    She came to me as a basket case - disassembled and stripped of the original Pelham blue and the aftermarket Krylon purple.
    I cleaned it up and gave it a clear coat. That was in the mid 70s, and it's been with me ever since.
    I've lately had to replace the pick-guard because the original shrank so much that nothing fit anymore. (Yes, I kept the original) Also got a new vibrato arm to take with when I gig - I don't want to lose the original.




  30. #190

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    Thanks for the additional info and extra pics Three13. Complete awesomeness.


  31. #191

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three13 View Post
    And of course there's the coolest 1954 ever - Eldon Shamblin's Strat:


    I don't think Eldon's Strat was green on purpose, lol
    the faster we go the rounder we get

  32. #192

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    found a picture of the Jaguar I used to have (LPB):

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    My 1967 Tele

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    My '69 Tele Custom:





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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    My 62 Fiesta Red Strat, 61 Olympic White Jazzmaster, 64 Strat and my latest purchase a 1962 Jazz Bass in Fiesta Red.


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Woah, nice group there!

    I used to own a Fiesta Red '61 Jazzmaster that would have looked great hangin with that bunch. Tort guard, though, but that same lovely pinkish shade of faded.
    If it sounds good, it is good.

  37. #197

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    What a bunch of great shots! Thanks to all that posted.

    Charlie,

    That shoreline gold strat is just incredible... I can only imagine how she sounds.
    back where it all begins...

  38. #198

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Formvar View Post
    Hi all,

    My first post here. I`m mainly a Fender player, so thanks to the LPF for opening up the Fender section. I see lots of great guitars in this thread. Wow!

    I want to share a couple pics of my '55 Strat. I bought her from the family of the owner who acquired her in 1960. I was blown away when I first saw the grain pattern. Sort of a tiger striped effect. It`s been nice being her caretaker. She`s a good one.



    That is one gorgeous strat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    Here's one of my 54 Strats.....



    Stunning Charlie...
    Any more pics of this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blewsbreaker View Post
    That is one gorgeous strat!
    And it's for sale:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-FENDER-...item3f4afd2930

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