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

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

Post by øøøøøøø » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:04 am

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.

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Post by mbene085 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:17 am

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.

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Post by StevenO » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:27 am

Weird, I saw that one on Instagram the other day and had a dream about it! :o

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Post by øøøøøøø » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:44 am

I weirdly missed it on IG, but went into the shop in person today and immediately fell in love :?

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Post by jakeisjake » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:45 am

aged olympic white with tort is my new favorite look!
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Post by zhivago » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:41 pm

It's a beauty for sure...that's some special looking tort on there! :-*
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Post by i love sharin foo » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:02 pm

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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Post by parry » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:54 pm

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...
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Post by fredweb » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:15 am

Tried it at the shop, very fine guitar.

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Post by scottT » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 pm

That's a beauty. I agree, an nicely yellowed Oly with tort is the best. A classy combo.

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Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:17 pm

another '66 with Dots and Binding:
https://youtu.be/7ReW0jJkag8?t=81

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Post by FrankRay » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:33 pm

That's a real beauty. Totally agree that modern OLY looks boring, but vintage can look stellar. Good catch!!!

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