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Indeed. Before that, in theory, any automotive paint color was available as a custom color on request through a dealer.
Lake Placid Blue is by far my favorite color. One of the more common custom colors from '63 to '65...
Candy Apple Red wasn't available as color before 1964. It also wasn't an existing car paint and was a color made for Fender.
However, reds have...
Things surely have changed... When you were a kid bagpipes where still a thing and considered hot. :D
I suspect a nail hole. If it's the case than the others should be found in other cavities as well.
A museum piece is mint in general (as in "as new"). I see some checking, the frets are in bad condition, the nickel has lost shine in some places....
Again, don't spend too much time and money on appraisals. Get one really good in-hand one (Gruhn, Carters, RSM, Norms, Dave's)
Don't have too...
That’s because 1961 is the first year the patent numbers on the headstock were introduced.
I checked out the pictures in the other thread and...
It looks wrong, but it depends on the rest of the condition ;)
Getting a set of correct tuners nowadays would set you back what you payed for the...
The case looks original... it's the case a 1958 should sport
The list grew... ;) but as Bazz says, it's fairly common and started in late...
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Fiesta + Korina
That would make it 250k pots, so first run but later in the run because they started with 100k.
You have a nice gem, take good care of it. :)
Yes, you are blessed.
Technically they were part of the first production run.
I can say this, the knobs are not the early ones, which is very...
Get yourself some correct looking knobs and trem arm tip. ;) I can hook you up if needes
Early specs '54...but not a prototype in the history...
Man, if you're posting something like this, you need to include better pictures. :)
Serial on neck plate?
Good luck with that! ;)
They're called the treble E and bass E tuner and they are very hard to find. You're better off buying a complete set.
Try to keep the original paint!
You can match the body paint afterwards if you decide to restore as original.
Nice find... There are more out there, including a Fiesta Red.
Best process would be:
Strip the complete guitar professionally (keeping...
If you want to have some exact replica's of the '54 knobs, you will have to provide pictures of your 1954...
Getting there ;)
Francesco's printed knobs?
Unfortunately there is not much vintage about the guitar you posted... The neck is 70s, the body I'm not sure, but definitely not...
The original ones were plated with 14k Gold. I guess the 10k will have a more "faded" look to it.
You can upload the pictures by dragging them in the box where you write your message... :thumb:
Issues listed are correct.
Too expensive so forget about this one.
Was it for sale locally?