What was the original color?

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What was the original color?

Post by coreytree » Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:31 pm

This is the body of a Jazzmaster - I believe is a '73 per the neck plate. Neck is long gone - before I got my hands on this. When I got it in '80, it was a sort of orange Fiesta Red. Looks like the body may have been originally either white or some blue with a white primer coat. Any educated guesses as to what it might have really been?
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Re: What was the original color?

Post by will » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:45 am

I can't tell from the picture - maybe try scraping a bit in the corner of one of the routs to see if you can get an idea of the sequence. It looks like the red and blue bled quite a bit when the body was stripped.

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Re: What was the original color?

Post by terminalvertigo » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:28 am

the neck pocket "line" looks like blue to me :)
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Re: What was the original color?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:03 am

yeah. i'd say LPB
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Post by FrankRay » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:48 am

It looks like there's blue on the chiselled areas under the pickups, which would make it a refin. Almost every 70s JM is sunburst, so I'd guess that, most likely. I have seen a 70s LPB, mind. They do exist.

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Re: What was the original color?

Post by simonhpieman » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:35 pm

I'm going to sound like a broken record but my 73 was LPB. Are you sure it's a 73 body? I was lead to believe they were all ash by then? Unless that is ash with a less pronounced grain.

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Re: What was the original color?

Post by andrewaward » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:45 pm

Thats not a 73 body (from 69/70 onwards there was an extra hole in the neck pocket - which didn't go all the way through, like this 73 jazzmaster body:

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Your body looks more 60s.

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Post by OffYourFace » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:35 am

yeah that looks 60s to me as well

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Re: What was the original color?

Post by Super Reverb Swell » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:29 am

Dealer's choice! Pick whatever you like most.

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