87-00 American Standard Color List from Fender

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  1. Daylit

    Daylit New Member!

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    I recently picked up a red 89 American Standard. Couldn't find a definitive answer online if it is Torino Red or Dakota Red, so I asked Fender & below is the result. Figured this list could be beneficial to some in our brother/sisterhood. Fender's words -

    For the American Standard Series that ran from 1987 to 2000, the colors were as follows:

    1987 through 1989

    (506) Black,
    (532) Brown Sunburst,
    (543) Pewter,
    (558) Torino Red,
    (568) Gun Metal Blue,
    (570) Graffiti Yellow,
    (573) Midnight Blue,
    (575) Midnight Wine,
    (577) Frost Red,
    (580) Arctic White,
    (Polyurethane Finish)

    1990 through 2000
    (700)* 3-Color Sunburst, add $50.00,
    (702) Lake Placid Blue, (7/98)
    (701)** White Blonde, add $150.00 for Special Wood Requirements
    (705) Olympic White,
    (706) Black,
    (708) Ocean Turquoise,
    (709) Candy Apple Red, (7/98),
    (715) Lipstick Red,
    (721)** Natural Ash, add $150.00 for Special Wood Requirements,
    (724) Inca Silver,
    (728)* Crimson Burst (Disc. 1/97) add $50.00,
    (732) Brown Sunburst, add $50.00 (Disc. 1/98)
    (741) Vintage White (4/97),
    (743) Pewter,
    (747) Caribbean Mist,
    (768) Gun Metal Blue,
    (772) Sonic Blue,
    (773) Midnight Blue,
    (775) Midnight Wine,
    (774) Aqua Marine Metallic,
    (777) Frost Red,
    (780) Arctic White,
    (787) Electric Blue (95/96)
    (793) Purple Metallic

    Limited Edition Colors with Painted Headstock ,
    (705) Olympic White (4/97),
    (702)** Lake Placid Blue (4/97)
     
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  2. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks for the info
     
  3. DBSG-STRAT1976

    DBSG-STRAT1976 Strat-Talker

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    Ocean Turquoise on an American Standard Stratocaster is a great choice...why not keep it up? I'd assume that it would be popular.
     
  4. echoes71

    echoes71 Senior Stratmaster

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    There are colors missing from that list.
     
  5. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    1990 Purple Metallic
     
  6. Mac62

    Mac62 Strat-Talker

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    In 1990, I wanted Midnight Wine, but was given Frost Red. Both nice colours.
     
  7. RockinRobert

    RockinRobert Strat-Talk Member

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    Would the code numbers in parentheses be part of the guitars serial number?
     
  8. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    wouldn't that be nice?...although you'd have a lot of duplicate serial numbers
     
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  9. RockinRobert

    RockinRobert Strat-Talk Member

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    ;)Then they could add more numbers to fill out the rest of the headstock!