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How about a little vintage Fender love?

agogetr

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I'm 95% certain that the only Cimmaron Red guitar that I have seen (at least in color) is Leon McAuliffe's Fender Quad (which is a 1955, according to its owner):

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The story I've heard is that there was some paint left after McAuliffe's steel was finished and Carson used it for his personal guitar, which may be the one used in Fender promo pictures (or maybe not - that guitar looks like a '56, based on the string tree, but the neck may have been swapped out). The Pee Wee Crayton guitar is a much brighter red than McAuliffe's - possibly Cadillac's Aztec Red or GMC Pimpernel Scarlet.

My guitar was painted gold, layered with clear nitro that was tinted with red printer's ink - sort of a proto Candy Apple Red. The paint was laid on gold/red/gold/red. The layers are pretty apparent if you look closely at the pictures. Interestingly, the bronzing powder in the gold paint oxidized (just like you see on a gold top or Eldon Shamblin's gold Strat) in spots where a lot of sweat got on the guitar; however, the oxidation reads black through the red top coat - there's a small area where it got scraped off and you can see the green underneath.

There's a green early '55 in the Galaxy of Strats that was painted this way, and Cal Green's '54 Strat (color unknown at this point) also appears to have a metallic sheen:

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And of course there's the coolest 1954 ever - Eldon Shamblin's Strat:

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leo did a white steel in 54 for bob wills steel player, they all stopped in ther'e tour bus to see Leo and all got white instruments that day including earl finley.
i have one of mcauliffs 3 necks, its never been played since it left his estate, he always added switches and stuff. i,m waiting to let jerry douglas or cindy cashdollar take it for a spin. it still is kind of in tune!
 
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DutchRay

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This is my 1964 Strat. It has a very wide D-neck, transition logo, fiesta red over sunburst. I've had it since '99 and I've played hunderds of gigs with it. Nowadays it doesn't get much play time but I still love it and once in a while I'll channel some inner SRV and give it a rip.

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El Gringo

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My 1969 Fender Double Bound Alder body Telecaster Custom in 3 tone Sunburst , with a 1 piece maple neck that believe it or not has a quite rather large neck . This guitar is hands down the best Fender that I have ever played in my life . Also ( not that it really shows in the images ) it has a rather nice flamey neck which I just love so much ! This instrument totally captures the Keef Richards sound for me and I just love it so much . Courtesy of Gruhn Guitars . P.S. this instrument is totally stock as it left Fullerton in 1969 , when I purchased this I had the fellas at Gruhn Guitars go over it with a fine tooth comb and microscope as I wanted to cross all my T's and dot my I's and they sure did and then some . Also it was a total pleasure meeting and shaking hands and speaking with Mr. Gruhn himself who I have looked up to and admired and respected since I was a kid reading Guitar Player magazine over 40 years ago and reading his columns there . Gruhn Guitars in Nashville sure is a fine shop with a great staff !
 
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El Gringo

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One image of her back side . This is such a fun instrument for me to play .
 

El Gringo

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One more tid bit to share . I never ever thought I would get a vintage Fender Telecaster Custom , I just always assumed that it would be a Fender Custom Shop instrument . This one popped up on the radar in April of 2019 and I stalked it and watched it until early August 2019 when I had the funds to make the purchase . I was so lucky that it did not sell until I came a calling to give her a good home . I was told that it was part of an exhibit for Mr. Gruhn at Belmont University . Then I just wonder of it's history and lineage from Music Row in Nashville and ponder who played and recorded and toured with it . A mystery worthy of Lt. Columbo ! Also the other thing that is unique for me is that on my daily searches thru the various sites rarely do I ever see vintage maple neck Telecaster Customs pop up for sale , usually it's Rosewood board on Maple necks . Thankfully this one popped up and it waited for me .
 

agogetr

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man you scored a nice one! love the look of that, i dig standing and playing a tele custom,the squared off bound edges are so awesome they just have a cool overall feel. congrats!
 

El Gringo

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man you scored a nice one! love the look of that, i dig standing and playing a tele custom,the squared off bound edges are so awesome they just have a cool overall feel. congrats!
This guitar is awesome . I just drool looking at it . Then plugging it in I totally get it .
 
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