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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Mar 15, 2009.
Could be. It must have been some kind of resin glue for sure.
Thanks Gil, I can have a go at mixing that. Royal Blue seems to be a dark Blue
Yes, dark blue it is. The blue will just break the whiteness very slightly.
Make sure you use the whitest white you can find since whites are all over the place.
No,all vintage Fenders had plastic nuts.
All had bone nuts.
That is great!
All had PLASTIC nuts.
(At least the 200+ I have seen at close range throughout the years... ,including the ones I owned/own)
I refer to the Leo Fender pre-CBS era. All bone for sure.
Polished bleached bone may appear like plastic sometimes.
Oh those sexy sexy swirl marks..
It is all in the little things..
'59 is bone nut...
I took some pics just now of my real '59 hardtail... Preeb's build is extremely accurate as far as I can tell. The nut on my guitar is definitely bone. I've had the guitar for about 20 years, purchased in person from a reputable dealer. I think the nut is original as is the rest of the guitar. When I bought it, hardtails were not as collectible, so I wasn't too concerned about it being a fake. Check out these pics for comparison with Preebs!
I love ashtray covers on strats! Nice
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Now that's what I call perfect!
Pg. 397 of The Black Guard shows the cost sheet for Broadcaster/Esquires/Teles from 1950. It clearly says bone nut in the material list.
Really should have quoted this in my above comment.
Gil´s build threads are excellent. Lots of nice photos. I thought you guys might also be interested in these strats.
I am sure everyone now knows all this but the "Ivorine" myth was a theory
suggesetd by Jim Shine but he is incorrect. Fende did not make the 1959-64 "clay dots" with a paste - all made clear here ...
In this photo, the white thing, is it a ball bearing ?
No, it's a modified aluminum wheel to replace the the resin wheel that comes with the Robo-Sander (Stew Mac). I use a few sizes if I need to trim a little larger.
GIl I have a question that I'm sure you know the answer to.
I've seen pictures of vintage strats where the decal outline gets darker than the headstock and some others where it's actually lighter in color. Do you know why is this?
It seems to be darker on '50s guitars and lighter on '60s
Did they use different types of lacquer for sealing the decal that the one for the rest of the neck??
50's lacquer was different and doesn't get as dark as the lacquer they switched to in the 60's.
Also, the silk screened decal clear film material and nitro lacquer react very differently to UV and Nicotine. I think the decal does not absorb nicotine at all.