1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by countertext » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:33 am

SNAP! You've been photobucked!

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by kracdown » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:08 am

Yes.... Photobucket is holding my stuff ransom. Pretty sad how many forums have now lost their content, without warning. The Photobucket Facebook page is pretty hilarious though. Guitar is currently being setup. Will post a bunch of pictures now that it has the correct tuners and straightened out guard (on another hosting service of course).

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by kracdown » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:55 am

Tuners on... Much better looking. Next step is period correct matching set of knobs, original case, maybe some pots (I have two of the original 3), and a refinish in firemist gold Danocaster or MJT refin. The current finish is going to flake off...

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by kracdown » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:06 pm

Just scored a correct case on Ebay.. No one else bid, go figure. Sometimes decent deals still happen! Will take a picture of the guitar in it once it arrives.

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by spiffy chap » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:03 pm

The case looks great, but where are the pics in the previous post?

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by kracdown » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:03 pm

spiffy chap wrote:The case looks great, but where are the pics in the previous post?
Ugh... This Photobucket thing is killing me! Tried switching to Google for hosting, but it seems that the pictures aren't showing up for everyone. How about these?

Other thing I've thought about is maybe not going with Firemist gold... Other options are black or the original sunburst... I can't decide. They're all accurate to the year. The only custom colors I've seen from that year are black, firemist gold, and olympic white.

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by mackerelmint » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:08 pm

Firemist gold would look so good.
Little old lady got mutilated late last night

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by kracdown » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:12 pm

Here are some shots of an original firemist gold...

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Also scored an original backplate today on eBay. I know that most people take them off, but I'd rather have one than not!

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by mcjt » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:54 am

you ARE going to refinish it? Awh. I like the finish the way it is.
It has a "Crack Strat" thing going on....

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by kracdown » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:10 pm

mcjt wrote:you ARE going to refinish it? Awh. I like the finish the way it is.
It has a "Crack Strat" thing going on....
The color is super cool, but the finish is literally flaking off so fast... almost every time I play it there's more paint missing.

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by dylanafghjkl » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:26 pm

kracdown wrote:
mcjt wrote:you ARE going to refinish it? Awh. I like the finish the way it is.
It has a "Crack Strat" thing going on....
The color is super cool, but the finish is literally flaking off so fast... almost every time I play it there's more paint missing.
I'd be tempted to just play it like that until all of the paint is gone and then take it in for a refin

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by mcjt » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:45 am

spray nitro over it to bond it all together?
So when it falls off, it'll ALL fall off at once
as far as refins go, i would say black would be pretty hot.

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by tonehungry » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:26 pm

firemist looks great on strats

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by kracdown » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:51 am

Got my case in:

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and here's the back plate:

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Re: 1969 Fender Strat Restoration!

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:30 pm

Nice case! :)

If you're not going to stick with the cool green flaky paint then I think you're on track with firemist or black. I'd probably go black if it were mine though. FM is cool but too orangey for me personally.

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