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Fender Pre-CBS Custom Colors Project

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Shell Pink
    Duco 2371 56 Desoto DQE-21108-DAL 350
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  2. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Foam Green
    Duco 2253 56 Buick DAL-41940-DQE 56-J
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  3. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Surf Green
    Duco 2461 57 Chevy DAL-42068-DQE 797A
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  4. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Sherwood Green
    Duco 2526-H 57 Mercury DAL-42038-DQE 22
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  5. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    You'll probably see the same color in a few catalogs, sometimes under different names.
    I'm sure you'll also think.... how come Fender didn't use this or that color too.... this could have been great... heh heh...
    I'm planning to build a "What If" Fender line. This will include stuff like:
    1954 Jazz Bass in blonde with a one piece maple neck
    1951 Strat in butterscotch (AL3 pu's)
    60's Custom Colors on 50's instruments
    ... and other imaginary "Could have been" instruments.

    That might include other custom colors from the 50's and 60's that were not chosen by Fender at the time. There are many nice colors in those catalogs... huh?
     
  6. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Yeah...
    Dakota red is DUCU which means Lacquer based Dupont paint. Those usually didn't get a clear coat... they looked nice and shiney without it and yellowed less with time (although in this case, Dakota red.. doesn't get yellowed at all)
     
  7. iansmitchell

    iansmitchell Tele-Afflicted

    That "phonetician yellow" Would look AWESOME on a maple fretboard strat, with an aged pickguard and CBS headstock!
     
  8. Tidepoolbay

    Tidepoolbay Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2009
    Franklin New Jersey
    Nice work!

    Thank you for all of the information.

    Tidepoolbay
     
  9. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Funny thing is that most Olympic White CBS strats turn to something like "phonetician yellow" with time... no need to imagine... it's reality!

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  10. iansmitchell

    iansmitchell Tele-Afflicted

    Sexiest strat ever, bar none.
     
  11. fletch

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    Wow Gil, you have sure done all your homework :D
     
  12. Radspin

    Radspin Friend of Leo's

    Mar 7, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    This is one of the best threads I've ever seen!
     
  13. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Good work Preeb, I'm now forced to all another page to my favorites.
     
  14. ehawley

    ehawley Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 16, 2005
    Keyport, New Jersey
    Gil...Thanks for all your work and posting of all you do! I know the time it takes....but if you love doing something, time is "no time at all"! It certainly shows that you love it! I admire ALL your works!
    Cheers
    ED
     
  15. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    i've painted so many cars I hope I never have to paint another one, thanks for the colors, they are all in my photoshop now :cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
  16. Casual_Reader

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    thanks... I went looking for this color the other night but couldn't find it - probably because it's from 65, not 63 as I was previously convinced.

    I checked with Ditzler and there it was.

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    the crocus yellow looks great on a 65 vette convertible.

    The sample seems a bit dark on my monitor though... I remember it as a pale canary yellow - almost as light as the yellow background here.
     
  17. 9-Pin-Phoenix

    9-Pin-Phoenix TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for sharing that.
     
  18. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    The scans are not so good. Even in real life the colors always look either too dark or too bright when used on a larger area compared to the chips...

    65 crocus yellow vette convertible sounds very good !
     
  19. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Gil, here is 1956 Buick Tahiti Coral.

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  20. Maxwell Street

    Maxwell Street Friend of Leo's

    Feb 18, 2009
    chicago usa
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