Here is a light blonde Mary Kaye strat we just finished that features a Montreux anodized guard. If you look closely you will notice the “halo” effect around the outside of the body… Fender finished many strats and teles in the 50s this way. This guitar has a one piece ash body and a big […]
I don’t work on acoustics very often… but I thought I would include some pictures of a 1950 000-18 we just finished. The back and sides of the guitar retain their well worn original finish… the top finish was pretty much gone so it was decided to duplicate a period correct sunburst on the top, […]
This is a 1956 Strat I did a body-only refin on for Dave Westerbeke of California. This was a difficult one because I had to blend to the original finish which was still present under the pickguard. It turned out real well…Dave says I “hit it right out of the park” …I like that!
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Here’s an early 1960 Jazzmaster we just finished restoring. This guitar is an example of the faded 3 tone burst (sometimes called a 2 & 1/2 tone burst) that was common on Fenders in 58-60… the red is more of a rusty brown color. A nice variation of the classic Fender finish…
If you love custom colour strats, this one will have you ” foaming” at the mouth! This is my 1961 strat done in what is arguably Fender’s sexiest colour…. foam green with period correct desert sand primer. Just a killer look with a funky green guard and authentic lacquer checking. By the way…. if you’re […]