Early Fender custom colors

m4rk0

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Does anybody have any examples of early fender custom colors?
I mean the ones from before the fender color charts.

I am planning to build a 50's strat replica - Tonar Style:). The thing is, I want to go for a more unusual color while still keeping it technically hystorically correct.

There is a really cool example in 'the fender book' (by tony bacon and paul day) of a 57 Strat with a darker blue finish - not lake placid or ice - and gold plated hardware. it doesn't mention what the name of the color was, just that it used to be owned by Homer Haynes and now part of David Gilmours collection.

another example is an early sherwood green one from '55
DallasGuitarShow003.jpg


Sparkle Green from 61
DallasGuitarShow064.jpg

(I took the last 2 pics at the holy grail exposition and the dallas guitar show a couple of years ago)

Another option, maybe not so rare would be blond with a gold pg
(sorry, could only find a  replica/relic made by a dutch builder of this one)
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Any other Examples, Suggestions welcome :)



 
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The old standby...

http://www.provide.net/~cfh/fenderc.html

 

jackthehack

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ReRanch.com has most of the Fender custom "car colors" in rattle cans:

http://reranchstore.stores.yahoo.net/fencuscol.html
 

Fish Out of Water

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I have a 1990 Fender American Std with a gun metal blue finish.  I noticed that Fender stoped offering that color soon after I purchased it.  It's definately not ice, lake placid or daphnie blue.  Has more gray in it.  I think it's a cool color.  Haven't seen any around like it.  I doubt that color was available in the '50s tho, but it might give you an approximation as to what you'd like.  I'll see if I can post a pic for you...
 

Ted

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e99f0629eede9f55503ecad7668c258c_DSCF1884.JPG


Wow - that looks like crap - really bad job.

I quite like the other two though.
 

TRG

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I have a cutom shop limited edition 56 relic in taos turquoise its suppose to be historicaly correct 
 

m4rk0

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Ted said:
e99f0629eede9f55503ecad7668c258c_DSCF1884.JPG


Wow - that looks like crap - really bad job.

I quite like the other two though.

yes, even for a relic, they don't get much worse than this.. :)
this guy is a dutch attempt on what Nash Guitars does... but not as good
 

TRG

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this is like mine pulled pix from sunset music. Mine came from the music gallery
 

DangerousR6

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Marko said:
Ted said:
e99f0629eede9f55503ecad7668c258c_DSCF1884.JPG


Wow - that looks like crap - really bad job.

I quite like the other two though.

yes, even for a relic, they don't get much worse than this.. :)
this guy is a dutch attempt on what Nash Guitars does... but not as good
I kinda like this color with the gold PG. I don't really care for the relic style in this particular instance.
 
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