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The Chantays with dark guard Strats on Lawrence Welk 1963

soulbrojcs

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Cool vids of the Strats mentioned on page 241 in Richard Smith's "Fender, The Sound Heard 'Round The World" book.
 

MapleFlame

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Pretty certain they are tortoise pickguards giving the dark effect. Cool that all match.
 

soulbrojcs

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I would have thought so too, but I've read that they were referred to as "dark" pick guards, and that it was "unusual" for the time. I guess that could mean tortoise shell as well, and it's kind of hard to tell from either the picture or either of the videos. I do love the look of sunburst Strats with tortoise shell pick guards.
 

J T

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Cool!

The pg's look to be tortoise shell to me as well.

I wonder what wireless systems they were using? :hmm:)
 
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