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How about a little vintage Fender love?

Watto

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1956 Strat pick up covers look like 1957...no bakelite wear?
quite possible, the body is date 9/56, the neck is dated 10/56, and the pots are dated 43rd week of 55. Figure that out :) . If you can tell me the date when Fender changed pickup covers in late 56 early 57 , then I can narrow down it's assembly date

1956 Tele looks more yellow and translucent than mine, in my hand before I picked up my laptop?

What's that mean ? It's yellowed more than yours ? comparing 60 year old finishes from internet pictures doesn't give accurate results :)
 

BEKAY

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My 1958.

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Always coveted Shoreline Gold...only handled one that had about 80% of its finish. Badass color.


This thread is :jim:salude

The Burst on the 58 is KILLING ME!
 

Three13

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More wholesome Fender-y goodness - a 1959 top-loader Esquire:

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The OG case is even cleaner and has the Fender cloth & ashtray...
 

Don

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I don't have any pics and it's not a particularly valuable guitar, but I just set up a friend's '66 Musicmaster II that he's owned since the early '70s. The guitar's in great shape and the checking is beautiful! It's Dakota red with a pearloid pickguard and sharkskin case. I played it with the band I'm in and fell in love with it! What great tone and playability! I told the owner that I considered running away with it.
I used to have a '66 Mustang in the same color and condition but it didn't sound this great.
 

akstrat61

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Here's a shot of '58 that I recently sold to another forum member here!:##
The amp is a '60 that I still have!
 

Progear

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not really vintage, but it looks the part :teeth
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Here is the vintage One '71 4 bolt
 
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