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1954 Esquire Color

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by jazzcabbage, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. jazzcabbage

    jazzcabbage NEW MEMBER!

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    Jul 21, 2017
    USA
    I've seen many photos of Jeff Beck's 1954 Esquire and it appears to be an almost Olympic white. Was that a refinish or did they have that type of white as an option? The other thought is they didn't shoot a clear coat on it and therefore it didn't amber up into a butterscotch blonde?

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  2. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    I don't know. Same questions are asked about Vince Gill's 53 Tele.
     
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  3. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hogtown,KY.
    Robin Zander played a '53 tele during Cheap Trick's heyday that was the same shade.
    I highly doubt that all three were refins... :cool:
     

  4. tweedman2001

    tweedman2001 Tele-Holic

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    Aug 3, 2014
    North of There, NY
    No they were all original paint. Some were just more white than others or had less clear to yellow. The original paint varied widely. The current "Butterscotch" can be overdone. There was no original "Butterscotch" color. It is a modern interpretation of what an aged finish would look like.Just IMHO.
     
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  5. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Here's a much older picture, that more accurately depicts the body color correctly...

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