Current source for repro decals?

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Current source for repro decals?

Post by mcatano » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:31 am

Hi folks,

I have a '63 JM in need of a headstock decal. I know fender have cracked down on aftermarket decals in recent years, nonetheless I'm wondering where to source one that's vintage-correct. If you're not comfortable posting publicly, please feel free to PM.

Thanks

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Re: Current source for repro decals?

Post by adamrobertt » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:42 pm

Check eBay. I saw some decent looking ones on there recently.

Also, have you tried contacting Fender? If you can prove that you have a real vintage JM they might send you one.

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Re: Current source for repro decals?

Post by Trout » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:08 pm

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Re: Current source for repro decals?

Post by kracdown » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:32 pm

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Re: Current source for repro decals?

Post by Moo-Stang » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:00 pm

I had good success with Voodoo Decals for a couple Mustang projects earlier this year. Just checked their website though and it seems pretty bare. Not sure if they are just revamping the site or if they have cut back production.

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Re: Current source for repro decals?

Post by Dieca » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:17 am

I have a bass VI decal I ordered from Voodoo and have to say its a bit disappointing, pixelation is noticeable. It's going on a Squier so accuracy is not paramount but the "offset contour body" decal is massively oversized and the fender logo has lots of issues if you start to look for them.

I have an Oldfret one on a Thinline Tele I built, the quality is great, it was a custom build so again I wasn't concerned with accuracy and didn't have anything to compare it to but the Fender part is very close to my 72 Mustang and their website certainly gives the impression they sweat the small details.

TLDR

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Thumbs down for Voodoo

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Re: Current source for repro decals?

Post by zenarcade » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:31 am

Oldfret is very good/authentic

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Re: Current source for repro decals?

Post by atexx » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:58 am

You can always try oldfret.net but the images are deliberately not accurate or close to the quality you get. Good luck getting a decal for less than $200 with the Dealer fees and costs. Fender does not have them all and will sub out a re-issue if need be. Case kept is best but if your dog, Kid or stand takes it out you might have to fix it yourself.

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Re: Current source for repro decals?

Post by adamrobertt » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:43 pm

oldfret.net looks super sketchy to me, and they're trying to bank on people not realizing that it isn't the OG oldfret.com, which is now defunct (I have this confirmed by the owner).

Oldfret.com used to be the best source, but they are no more. I've used the Croxx decals and they are pretty good. Probably your best bet right now.

Edit: Also, nice try plugging your own site bro lol

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