65 jag reissue, what colour?

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  1. Fender-guy

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    I’m currently in the process of stripping at already relic’d vintage reissue 65 jag. I’m sending the body and neck off to MJT to have refinished. I was set on Aztec or firemist gold.

    Now I’m looking at ice blue metallic, lake placid, Olympic white, burgundy mist, and finally shoreline gold!!!

    Im going with a matching headstock and want to do it in one of the custom colours that came out in the 60’s. What would you guys choose?
     
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    Shell pink with a Tort guard.
     
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    BURGUNDY MIST! Or shoreline gold, the most awesome custom colors

    Sherwood green is a favorite of mine also

    There’s sooo many choices!

    I think I’d go with something that wasn’t available on the A.V 65 so firemist gold/silver is out along with ice blue metallic

    Who the heck relic’d an A.V jag? They relic themselves in no time
     
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    Ice Blue Metallic would do it for me.
     
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    I actually don’t mind the relic job and I picked it up cheap with all the case candy. I have it set up low and even with the original bright it plays really nice.

    I just always wanted a jag or jazzmaster in a custom colour with matching headstock. Fiesta red would look really good also. I’m leaning more towards a metallic colour like shoreline or ice blue. I like the way they fade and turn even cooler colours.
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    I like your idea of Fiesta red with matching stock. Maybe Dakota Red? A bit darker?
     
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    seafoam green.
     
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    Dakota red is my favourite!
     
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    Charcoal Frost Metallic.

    I have the AV '65 Jag in BIM with a matching head. It's a beauty, but if that's what you want, you should just buy one that was painted that way by Fender. That way you aren't killing its value by refinishing it, and you don't have to pay for it, wait for it, or disassemble and reassemble the guitar. It was limited edition too, and quite sought after, so it will retain its value quite well. I think there were only around 300 made.

    A unique alternative to BIM would be Firemist Silver. It's an even more silvery blue than BIM. You hardly ever see it.

    You could also just go with full on silver, Inca Silver. It is a stunning color – a Corvette color, originally. It never reads very well in pix, but it's incredible in person. Like so:

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    Here's mine:

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    I vote for (in order)
    1. Lake Placid Blue
    2. Aztec Gold
    3. Firemist Gold
     
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    I wouldn't worry about how it's painted to much, really.I tend to focus on how I'm playing .
    Yeah sure customizing is fun, collecting can be very satisfying, .
    I have Tokai Double cut L.P.special, it's great sounding with the P-90 pick ups.
    It is period correct T.V. yellow and I hate that color, but that's what the market would cover.
    So I snatched it up took it home and just ignore the color while playing it.
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    I'd keep it the way it is. They look best in 3 color burst or white.
     
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    This might be heresy, but Pelham Blue metallic would be pretty cool. Especially with a slightly amber-ish topcoat.
     
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    I also second the Shell Pink w/tort. I had a Fano for a while in that combo and it....was....amazing. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. I’m really liking the ice blue but I want to keep the tort guard as it’s already sort of worn and faded like.

    I’m not to worried about the value on these as I don’t see them ever getting into the vintage territory anyway.

    I will also focus on playing, lol. I just can’t stand this relic job and want it fixed. I can’t just go buy one of these again or I’d be paying triple what I paid.
     
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    Keep the tort guard, it will look fantastic. Yes playing is one thing, the primary thing, but we are all here for the pics and gear anyways ;)

    Here’s my Thin Skin JM in OTM with my Spitfire crazy 60s burgundy tort laid over. Also consider black. I have a single ply on a IBM Strat with matched headstock.

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    I have an original 1962 fiesta red with matching headstock. Drop dead gorgeous!!!
     
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    Only one color for a Jag. 300114230.jpg
     
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    Fiesta or Sherwood green with a Spitfire tort guard. Definitely matching headstock.
     
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