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Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by badfish_lewis, Jun 28, 2021.
Picked this baby up on the weekend. If you hate relics I suggest averting your eyes
Nice, love that big slab of Rosewood
Why would a sunburst have been factory over sprayed back when?
I understand that with this guitar it is a concept but would a burst get painted over?
I guess if it were wonky.
Or maybe they had a custom order for something else?
But hey, beautiful guitar that I’d be proud to own myself!
How do you like it so far?
Your first Esquire?
Good question, I have no idea. Would be interested in hearing any ideas on what type of scenario would prompt an over spray.
To answer your other question I love this thing. First Esquire, loud as hell compared to my tele and much more resonant.
Went to the store a couple days earlier to pick up a tele my partner ordered and saw this there. I couldn't sleep right thinking about it so I went back on the weekend and it wasn't there! Freaked and ran to the desk, thankfully the store had just moved it. Didn't want to risk it moving out of the store without me so naturally I had to take it home.
I read that Leo didn't want to throw anything away.. including sunbursts that didn't pass QC. So he sat them aside and sprayed over them - often for customers who ordered custom colors.
If I can find my source I'll update this post.
Congratulations! This finish - or concept as another dubbed it - is one of my current favourites. Copied one of the photos for my collection, to inspire future partscaster builds.
I read the same thing. Makes sense, really. Not sure where I saw it either.
Also, I would imagine that some owners repainted them, as well. In ‘59 a ‘59 wasn’t a rare collectable
sweet looking piece, it really looks old and some what beat up.
The Custom Colors were really popular then. Supposedly lots of bodies got pulled off the line and resprayed to fill an order.
That's some of the Fender lore anyway.
Would be more convincing if it were Sonic Blue or Fiesta Red though.
That vintage white color would have been more transparent back in the day.
Very cool. Congratulations.
Looks great to me! Congrats!
I like esquires and I like your`s looks cool.
Ooh, that's hot. Congrats!
That’s really nice. Congratulations. I love Esquires and relics. I’ve got the standard production 70th Anniversary in a burst, but I’ve been looking at custom shop ones too lately. The minimal look is just killer. Something about just the one pickup; less is more.
Also, your avatar guitar is quite nice, too. Is that Graffiti Yellow? That’s been a color that keeps beckoning me as of late.
Again, congrats on this fine guitar.
It's just gorgeous!
I think the lore goes, that all Strats were painted sunburst, as that was the standard Stratocaster finish, Teles? I've never heard that, as the standard finish was blonde.
I think that the word"concept" nailed it. It's the one that got away. Finish bleed might also be interesting.
Looks good - I’m hooked