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FDP Forum / All Other Fender Guitars and Instruments / 66 Mustang with "WHITE" stamping

Shrigg

USA/Traverse City,MI

Jun 12th, 2010 01:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just came up with this 66 Mustang. Anyone know what the "WHITE" stamping means? I've never seen this before.

I can't find any evidence of white paint after a little careful sanding. I'm trying to figure out what color and paint type to shoot this with... I was thinking of following the "WHITE" theme with Olympic White nitro... yellowed a bit... could be pretty sweet!!!!!

Opinions?

66 Mustang! (Click on pic to see full size)

(This message was last edited by Shrigg at 01:25 PM, Jun 12th, 2010)

teledeluxe

Chicago, IL

2 wrongs don't make a right/3 lefts do
Jun 22nd, 2010 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Why in the world are you going to refinish it?

Never seen it before but I can imagine the White might either be something Fender did for factory refinishing, or could be someone's last name perhaps for theft identification purposes...

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Jun 22nd, 2010 10:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That looks like a refin already.

teledeluxe

Chicago, IL

2 wrongs don't make a right/3 lefts do
Jun 23rd, 2010 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You've got a point.

The pickguard color doesn't look quite right to me either. Pretty sure it should be 4-ply with white on the back.

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Jun 26th, 2010 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, the tort they used in the 60s had much more color variation. That looks like an aftermarket pickguard.

Judging by the pics, the body looks to be a real-deal 60's Mustang. The red staining in the paint chips is a good indicator that the body was originally Dakota red. It appears to have been refinished in a creme white, with a gray primer coat underneath. Competition red (with the racing stripe) was used a little later on, but it was a darker color than Dakota.

The original pickguard color for the Dakota red Mustangs was white pearl.

Up until sometime in the ?70s? Fender offered factory refinishing services. You could send them your guitar, and they'd refinish it in the original color, or in a different color. Whatever you wanted, as long as it was from their current production color selections. The guitars they refinished always have a stamping in the wood under the pickguard to prove it was done by the Fender factory.

I've never seen a Fender stamp like this one. Send Fender Customer Service an email with that pic of the stamped body and ask the question.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 10:05 AM, Jun 26th, 2010)

pjgpopiel
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Traverse City , Mich

"Got a match"
Jun 27th, 2010 11:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw this guitar, It was stripped and painted yellow. I was thinking of buying it , but "Shrigg" beat me to it.
The silver undercoat Fender used is still on it under the yellow paintjob.
Looks like it was done with a brush.
I did get a "modified 75 hardtail Strat that I parted out on Ebay that way more than paid for my Little Black Goat that I'm building.

Oh, Darrin, I ordered an extra white slider switch for you. Be in on Friday.

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Jun 27th, 2010 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh, it looks like the body my be made of mahogany.
Look at pic of the neck pocket where the finished is removed.

mahogany ?

(This message was last edited by pjgpopiel at 12:13 PM, Jun 27th, 2010)

Shrigg

USA/Traverse City,MI

Jul 12th, 2010 11:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The guitar has been refinished a few times. Maybe one of the times *was* a factory Olympic White respray. Either way, I'm just gonna leave it as it is finish-wise as the later refin damage is already done and no matter how nicely it is re-refin'd it will still be "just" a refin. For now I'll just enjoy the survivor aspect of it and PLAY IT. Of course I reserve the right to change my mind in the future... :)

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Jul 13th, 2010 01:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My thoughts is a factory refin.
They would mark the body with the color and a number to keep track of it.
The neck shoud have a number to match.
Listed in the July '68 P/L at $50.00

(This message was last edited by IPLAYLOUD at 01:04 PM, Jul 13th, 2010)

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