Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

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Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by wiretap » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:29 am

Anyone else's faded already? Barely had this a year and popped the neck off the other day. For all I know could've come from the factory like this, but I think it is pretty awesome nonetheless.

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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by indiandysummer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:16 pm

whoa, that's some pretty cool fading, for sure!

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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by rhythmjones » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:07 pm

I'll check mine next time I change the strings.
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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by Telliot » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:31 pm

Nice!
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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by jam007 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:08 pm

Yea mine is as well. I noticed it the other day when I was adding some shielding to the pick guard I will have to post some pics up soon.
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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by JackNorth2008 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:35 am

I had one of the old Highway one strats with the lacquer finish, after about a year it looked 20 years old. It amazingly seemed to be picking up dye from my jean jacket.

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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by Despot » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:42 am

I loved the first run of the Highway 1 Teles (the ones with the 50s styling) ... I'd one in two tone sunburst that aged spectacularly over the few years I had it. Whatever nitro they were using was extremely light and reactive - after about three years it looked far older.

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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by Trout » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:46 am

Put some masking tape on it and voilá, competition stripes 8)
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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by redchapterjubilee » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:07 am

Mine has developed a small mark by the heel that looks like someone colored it with a highlighter. Just a little yellowish mark. Not anywhere near where it's regularly handled and on the back where no one would see it. I've noticed in eBay auctions that others have had similar marks as well, some more dramatic than mine.

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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by JforJag » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:36 am

My Fiesta Jag isn't fading and it's over two years old. Guess it needs more sun
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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by wiretap » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:38 am

double post, whoops.
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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by wiretap » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:38 am

JackNorth2008 wrote:I had one of the old Highway one strats with the lacquer finish, after about a year it looked 20 years old. It amazingly seemed to be picking up dye from my jean jacket.
I've had this happen, too, with flannel shirts that I often wear on stage (How cliche of me haha). I figured out it's from new clothes that haven't been washed to get all the residual dye out, the sweating makes it run I guess. It's on my 50's road worn tele, which is a nitro finish but also an ESP Phoenix I have that has a poly finish, which I find interesting that it happened to that one. I know there is some moderately popular tele player that wears basically a peacoat when playing and like half the body of his tele is dyed, have even seen boutique replicas of it. Can't remember who it was though.

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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by wiretap » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:45 am

JforJag wrote:My Fiesta Jag isn't fading and it's over two years old. Guess it needs more sun
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What's weird is up until recently, I kept this thing in it's case a large majority of the time. Hasn't been on a tour yet as it needed a pickup swap. A friend offered the theory that being in the case could've also helped speed the process, with nowhere for the air and nitro to go, but I don't know anything about that. It is totally uniform across the body though, not splotchy like sun exposure would do, so maybe.

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Re: Classic 60's Lacquer JM fading.

Post by secretroutines » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:02 pm

That surf green is gonna be righteous as it ages! It's probably just from your use, i've got one of the jags and i'm just waiting for the wear to start since it's probably meant to age slightly quicker (i'm hoping). Anyone else thought the classic series finish seems like it will dramatacize it's age with normal use?

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