Masking tape custom color info?

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Masking tape custom color info?

Post by lalalandstudios » Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:06 am

We've never really talked about this, but often early custom color JM's often have handwritten color information on masking tape under the body or even taped under the metal sheilding, like this one....

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Later CC guitars seemed to not have this, but its definitely prevalent pre 62 or 63. My Daphne has it as well - anyone know how the workflow might have worked - sometimes the tape has the color and some type of serial info, other times it seems that the tape was pulled away to reveal the info....

Jim? Others?
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Re: Masking tape custom color info?

Post by fullerplast » Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:31 am

Not long ago I had a '64 CAR refin that still had the tape in it.  Unfortunately, it's not too useful once its painted over. I could tell it was most likely original though.
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