Beyond plush interiors and dashboards with more dials, switches, and knobs, one of the key elements of the surge in the popularity of the automobile involved its paint. Competing furiously, makers offered a broad palette of potential colors to help Neighbor A differentiate his ride from that of Neighbor B. Guitar makers, competing similarly and becoming ever more savvy, moved to capitalize on the cult of the car and its many colors. What better way to make the electric guitar a similar object of desire, symbolizing the dawn of a new era of freedom, innovation, and rising affluence? Regardless of the rationale or reasoning, custom colors are today an essential and sometimes highly valued feature of many vintage instruments, though their origins and specificity are not always adequately documented. In , the metallic gold of the Les Paul was standard at Gibson, but to get one on a Telecaster would have required a custom order.
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Fender Stratocaster Guitar Forum. Messages: As title says, looking for a '62 strat, what are the colors that truly respect the colors of those years? CrisM1 , Mar 24, Messages: 2, Almost all of them were originally sunburst with white mint green pickguards Messages: 1,
'62 Vintage Strat, what are the realistic colors ?
Shoreline Gold is very bronze in color and wasn't even available till Fender never had a color in its pallet called "Coral Pink" or "Salmon Pink". This color is mostly likely Fiesta Red, which has a very pink hue. Some, such as Shoreline Gold and Inca Silver, changed in name only.
As I was working on writing my last blog, my husband was reading about guitars. The Fender Stratocaster was introduced by Leo Fender in the spring of It was the first Fender with a contoured body. It is a double-cutaway guitar, which allows players easier access to higher positions on the neck, and has an extended top "horn" shape for balance.