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Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:04 am
by øøøøøøø
This is the most beautiful Jaguar I've ever seen in person. Don't know what it is. I think it's the matching headstock that puts it over, for me. It's just the most perfect Jag.

http://retrofret.com/product.asp?ProductID=8645

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Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:17 am
by mbene085
The patina on it is perfect, I agree.

White with tort on a vintage Jag has always been "the" look to me. Kind of like the cornflakes motto, the original and best, and this one has aged to perfection for sure.

Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:27 am
by StevenO
Weird, I saw that one on Instagram the other day and had a dream about it! :o

Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:44 am
by øøøøøøø
I weirdly missed it on IG, but went into the shop in person today and immediately fell in love :?

Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:45 am
by jakeisjake
aged olympic white with tort is my new favorite look!

Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:41 pm
by zhivago
It's a beauty for sure...that's some special looking tort on there! :-*

Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:02 pm
by i love sharin foo
Oh yeah, I have a soft spot in my heart for aged, original Olympic White and tortoise guards. (they mention vinyl in the ad, but it looks nitrate to me)

My '65 has way more wear, checking and a bit more yellowing. I adore the thing though. I think I would have to consider it the best old Fender that I've ever owned. I love that time period for Jaguars ('64-early '65).
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Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:54 pm
by parry
Oooohhhhhhhh...yeah.
New oly is nothing to get excited about - and the really custard yellows just... egh... not my thing...
but the ones that age to that beautiful, rich creamy colour...
:?

Lovely jags.

Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:15 am
by fredweb
Tried it at the shop, very fine guitar.

Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 pm
by scottT
That's a beauty. I agree, an nicely yellowed Oly with tort is the best. A classy combo.

Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:17 pm
by PJazzmaster
another '66 with Dots and Binding:
https://youtu.be/7ReW0jJkag8?t=81

Re: Normally I'm unexcited by Olympic White, but...

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:33 pm
by FrankRay
That's a real beauty. Totally agree that modern OLY looks boring, but vintage can look stellar. Good catch!!!