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Did Fender ever do 'seconds'?

Rev.WillieVK

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I'm probably forgetting something, but did Fender ever sell seconds?

We all know Gibson stamped a '2' on the headstock or otherwise marked their seconds. Did Fender have a marking or designation for their seconds?

Thanks.
 

roadrunner

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Nope, they never did "seconds." One of the things they did do, with a guitar that had a screwed up finish, was to save the body and use it for a custom opaque color. Kind of ironic, some of the most valuable Fender guitars actually started as mistakes at the factory. Not all the custom color guitars were re purposed screw ups, actually most were not, but some were.
 

Dragjet

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Ditto,they were usually custom color repaints.I have seen lots of fullerplast over sunburst.
Christian Rolph
 

DMartini

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some people say the Jaguar & Jazzmaster are seconds or also rans :hee

I have read that Leo was very financially tight, anything that wasn't right got re-sprayed, over the screw up, without prep, hence the Sonic Blue over 3TS bodies
 

S. Cane

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I once heard that some Epiphone les pauls are repaints as well, not sure if Gibson ever did that but probably yes, I think. It's logical to do so...
 
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J.D.

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A lot of goldtop Historics are from bodies originally slated for a sunburst finish that revealed a wood flaw during top carving :jim
 
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