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How white is the current olympic white?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by JSMac, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Ronzo

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    My MIM Strat, in Arctic White. Photo taken on iPhone using flash and available light. Pickguard is Fender’s “white” with white covers on their CS ‘69 pickups and white knobs.

    Please notice that the Arctic White still has a cream/slightly yellowish component in this color poly finish. The Olympic White in a poly finish doesn’t seem to look or age the same as the older Oly White nitro + clear coat finish examples I’ve seen. Again, JMO.
     
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    Allparts has what i'm looking for but more than I care to spend.

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    I ended up buying an Allparts Oly White on Ebay. It was listed as NOS in original Allparts packaging. I paid about 1/3 the price that Allparts lists the same body and finish for now. We'll see.

    The color looks nice compared to the bright white material that it's sitting on. We'll see.

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    It came today and looks about like it did in the listing. It's a little more cream/yellow than my pics show. More like the one in the post above. Just what I was hoping for.

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    Olympic white matters.
     
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    Strat is Olympic White. The Tele is Vintage White. The Strat is a 2019. The Tele is a 1997



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    That looks great. I always think of olympic white and blonde on 1960s applications as the same color, just that the Olympic White paint was being diluted in clear for the blonde finish.

    My two Squiers, one blonde one olympic white:

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    What pickguard are you going for? Clearly not the Strat pickguard!
     
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    Your pics are a good example if the difference. I'm going to use a white Esquire pickguard. I just placed the strat one on there to show contrasts.

    I was originally going to use a blonde body for a 50s Esquire look but I found the Oly White for a good price.
     
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