Custom Color with Tortoise Shell Pickguard

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Re: Custom Color with Tortoise Shell Pickguard

Post by lalalandstudios » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:57 am

bterry wrote:
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Fiesta Red does seem to be the most popular color for this scenario. I have seen a number of Olympic Whites and one Blonde.

The only original custom color Fender guitars that I have personally seen that had tortoise shell pick guards that were not Olympics were 2 Fiesta Red pre-1962 Jazzmasters, a 1962 Black Jazzmaster, and a Sherwood Green 1961 Jazzmaster that's owned by a close friend. He’s had it since the early 90s.

-None had matching headstocks, which is also a pre-1962 trait.

All the custom color Jaguars that I have seen that had tortoise pick guards were refinished. A 1963 Surf Green Jaguar that I owned. A 1963 Burgundy Mist, and several Fiesta Reds and Black Jaguars.

-All of the Jaguars had matching headstocks.

There was a member here with a beautiful Daphne blue Jazzmaster that had a tort guard and unmatched headstock that I believe he said was an original 1961 model. I own it’s cousin from 1963 that had a tort guard that I replaced with mint. The guard was original, but the Daphne blue and a Mustang bridge aren’t.
Nice! Sherwood Green is so rare, lovely color.

That Daphne is a ‘62 veneer board version I believe and the forum member still has it as far as I know, really beautiful Jazzmaster, indeed.
Here’s the 62 veneer board 100% original Daphne with tort that bterry was referring to ...

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Re: Custom Color with Tortoise Shell Pickguard

Post by bterry » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:19 pm

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Re: Custom Color with Tortoise Shell Pickguard

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:12 pm

Oh my God, that looks good!
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