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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ben smith, Mar 19, 2021.
live in sweden now
moved to the middle of nowhere in sweden, no chance o try guitars anymore, too far up north, northern lights territory
Maybe this is what the OP wanted. This is my white blonde. It is hard to see the wood gain on pictures than in person.The picture is not in bright sunlight either.
553 by blues posted Jul 7, 2020 at 4:28 PM
I get that they will vary. I don't blame the OP for wanting to send it back. I would too. Fender is making some good sounding guitars. I think he can find one that sounds and plays to his expectations.
A Mary Kay finish would probably yellow over time.
Mks 2 (800x600) by blues posted Mar 20, 2021 at 6:43 PM
I personally think that guitar looks fantastic but I can understand if you’re disappointed in the finish. It does have a bit of a pink hue. I think that is brought out more by it’s contrast against the gold hardware and stark white guard though.
Excuse my ignorance, but model Tele is this? Is it possible that the vintage white / blonde Fender chose for this run if just a bit more rose gold? After all, not all Oly Whites and Vintage Blondes are created equal across all price points and eras.
Would a tort guard like one one of the other examples offset the hue? Peegoo's example reinforces that thought.
White Blond's can have some Pink Tint in it!
If you want to be reallly confused, drop a black pickguard on any of those and the color appears to shift. I had a Mary Kaye one (a decidedly pink tint) that looked almost like shell pink with a white guard, and looked like a regular blonde with a blackguard. Weird.
that tele is perfect
I just bought a Squier Classic Vibe 50s Strat that's also called some color of white but it's definitely pinkish.
This thread had me curious, so looked up some actual vintage Fender blonde guitars. From the images I've seen, it appears as though the lacquer ages to grey, yellowish-blonde, or pink / salmon...or some combination of those. Below are a couple of examples of some pink '56 Blondes that I pulled off a Google search for reference.
It seems with this run Fender was likely trying to replicate this aged lacquer look, but on a new guitar with a completely fresh and uniform color that may not be appealing to everyone.
I still think it looks fine!
The one with the sunlight directly on it, it doesn't look pink at all to me.
I’m building one of those right now. Using Bareknuckle pickups and my body is Mary Kay White. Looks just like the fender one you wanted. My body is a Lido from GFS.
I love that pinkish hue.
I did notice, however, if I look at the pictures and hold my hand over the bridge and control plate, the "pinkishness" is greatly reduced. I think the gold tone brings out that color a bit more.
Nice looking guitar. I get it, though, if that color does not do it for you.