I'm not sure how they would have to go about that process. What I do know is that they technically still have the cnc files on their old machine. But that machine seems to need a template that sets in there and guides it. Instead of a typical template where you route around a body shape, the original jagstang template was a reverse of that. The image being hollow and the machine riding around the edge all the same. I think if we ever get a replica of Blue, it will have to come from Peter Buck. Seeing that when Fender created Red 2.0, they no longer had the template, that missing template somehow stopped them from producing the exact body. While the paint was a custom mix, at the heart of it, it is Daphne Blue. As long as you are using that classic car Daphne color, you should be in the ball park.dc wrote: ↑Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:49 pm
this whole thing's mind blowing -- best thread ever on OSG in my estimation. you guys are awesome.
I'm still processing this whole thing, but two questions for clarification if i can:
-- could Fender do a production model "true to Blue" with what they still have, or would they have to borrow the original from Peter Buck and create a new template?
-- is there any record of the serial numbers of the four lefty Mustangs that were purchased from Fender Japan but never delivered in time, then were just sold at retail? imagine that ... four people out there have 69 RI Mustangs that Cobain bought but never saw -
There is record of the serial numbers of the 4 Mustangs. Scott Zimmerman took pictures of all of the mustangs and took notes on the serials. I do not have that info because I never asked for it, but there are two details I do know about these guitars that may help you. Skystang 2 and 3 are the only ones that have the original contour body decal, so those 4 that are in the wild will not have that. And every one of Kurt's guitars had Scott's name stamped on the heel of the neck. So if you have a lefty 1994 MG69 in either blue or red that you think may have come from Tokyo, pop that neck off. If Scott's name is stamped on the heel, you own one.