WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/seen

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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby tonewoods » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:35 am

-Philipp- wrote:Ok it's not the worst faded one, but anyway: This guitar was 2 years old when the picture was taken. It's a thin skin LPB Jag
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Wow...
Very interesting how much that has faded...

See any checking on that TS finish?
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby -Philipp- » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:38 pm

tonewoods wrote:Wow...
Very interesting how much that has faded...
See any checking on that TS finish?

Actually no. But the finish is very "sensitive". Its easy to get dings in it. So I guess with the right technique you would get it to check too. Btw: Other OSG members reported less to no fading at all on their thin skins depending on the color option. There's also a thread on that TS fading discussion. If you can't find it, just search my posts ...
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby fuzzking » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:55 am

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Jesus must be spinning in his grave.
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby Maulden7 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:45 am

Ok, so what did this "gold" 64 Tele start off as?


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Yes, candy apple red!

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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby valley_parade » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:42 pm

:derp:

Wow.
TO RECAP, I AM WEARING AN WINTER OLYMPICS SPEEDSUIT, MY HANDS ARE COVERED IN CORN OIL, AND I AM HOPPED UP ON GOOF BALLS
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby s_mcsleazy » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:00 pm

Maulden7 wrote:Ok, so what did this "gold" 64 Tele start off as?


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Yes, candy apple red!

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now that is surprising
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby ZenJenga » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:51 am

YIKES Now that's fading if I ever saw it!
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby mptachenko » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:41 pm

Faded from blonde to wood (with a little help!)
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby barry.b » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:47 pm

Maulden7 wrote:Ok, so what did this "gold" 64 Tele start off as?


Hmmm... I was wondering what a non-CAR Fender instrument was doing in your collection... but it IS a CAR!

I wonder how that happened? Was that batch of paint in 1964 more photoreactive or did this guitar see a lot of UV/daylight?
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby Maulden7 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:04 am

"Hmmm... I was wondering what a non-CAR Fender instrument was doing in your collection... but it IS a CAR!

I wonder how that happened? Was that batch of paint in 1964 more photoreactive or did this guitar see a lot of UV/daylight?
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Barry, I have no idea, but what I do know is that there is a 64 Strat in the UK that is an identical match colour / fade wise. It was advertised for sale in London a few years ago, & out of curiosity I went to have a look. Both guitars seem to have come from Texas at some time, so perhaps they sat in the daylight for long periods there? Any US friends here care to comment on that?

The Tele was offerred to me at a good price a long time ago, & here it stays.

Plays / sounds wonderful, one of my favourite Fender guitars.
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby my bloody television » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:24 am

That tele is nuts, my 1964 CAR jag has no signs of fading whatsoever. Although, I think mine may be lacking a clearcoat.
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby o.p-i.v » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:12 am

Maulden7 wrote:Ok, so what did this "gold" 64 Tele start off as?


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Yes, candy apple red!

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Holy fuck, thats pretty nuts
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby Tzurby » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:59 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
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Not nice! I've never liked finishes that turn this shade.

This Jaguar is now mine. I cleaned it with Virtuoso Premium Cleaner quite a lot. It now looks like this, and I like that very much.
My first Jaguar. And I sound soooo good. Somehow, with a 58 Deluxe via a Marshall and a treble booster I get Page's sound (The Ocean)...

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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby joeybsyc » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:18 am

Yep that's awesome for sure. Nice jag.
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Re: WORST faded, smoke-discolored, finishes you've found/se

Postby andnowwhat » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:31 pm

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That is my dream guitar right there! Sooo lucky!
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