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FDP Forum / All Other Fender Guitars and Instruments / Ugliest Pre CBS Fender in History?

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'She ain't no hand-me- down' B.L.J.
Sep 4th, 2011 10:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Sorry for the crappy phone pic.

(This message was last edited by BroncoBill at 10:42 PM, Sep 4th, 2011)

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That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
Sep 5th, 2011 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey...nice. You're bringing an iconic guitar (that a lot of famous people started with) back to life.

There is a special place in heaven for you!



'She ain't no hand-me- down' B.L.J.
Sep 18th, 2011 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

I went a little crazy with the RR ambered clear for the 'sunburn' of the pickguard, bridge and neckplate. I toned it down a bit with some light sanding and now I'm on to clear coats. I used about 1/8 of a can of RR ambered clear and about 2/3rds of a can of RR plain clear. I'll finish up the can and let it sit for a month and see how it cuts and buffs. Fun Pre CBS Fender project for very few $$$. Pics coming soon.



Sep 19th, 2011 03:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's coming along nicely, great job! I can't wait to see the finished product.



Sep 23rd, 2011 01:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

I needed a pick-me-up this week, and seriously, this may be one fo the best threads I have ever read. Can't wait to see the next installment.

Thank you,



'She ain't no hand-me- down' B.L.J.
Sep 23rd, 2011 05:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the encouragement, all. This has been fun. I can't believe the body is a one piece. I thought all these 'student' guitars were multi-piece bodies. It's been really, REALLY humid here, so I've been taking my time on the clear coats. Finally done. I'll let it hang for another few weeks and then get to buffing. It really did turn out a lot more yellow than I was going for, but it's growing on me. We'll see how much of the amber color remains after sanding and polishing. I did a coat of amber between every few coats of clear, hoping when I sand it the finish will have sort of an aged mottled look. You never know 'til you try, right?



'She ain't no hand-me- down' B.L.J.
Oct 7th, 2011 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

Here's a mockup before final sanding. It's sitting on top of my old Mustang case. The amber clear over the '59 Tan came out pretty yellow, but it looks cool. Can't wait to polish it and put it back together.


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Go Buckeyes!
Oct 18th, 2011 03:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Looking forward to this one being done.

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We're last exit on

I-10 west before PCH
Oct 22nd, 2011 08:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Really really really wonderful work!

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Oct 25th, 2011 07:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's a wonderful color--looks really vintage.

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SoCal, USA

Quietly hoarding guitars...
Nov 28th, 2011 10:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Great thread...beautiful work. Looking forward to the finished product pic.

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LA-la-land, CA

Insert clever comment here
Jan 2nd, 2012 06:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow, what great clean-up job!



Jan 5th, 2012 09:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very cool BroncoB, You're lucky they didn't paint the headstock.
I had a Musicmaster with a similar custom floral job on black. Except they painted the headstock.
Couldn't save the decals.

But, It sounds like we're all ready for a strings-on pic.



'She ain't no hand-me- down' B.L.J.
Aug 6th, 2012 09:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here it is...




Aug 7th, 2012 01:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow, Hats off to you! That looks wonderful and turned out great! Enjoy!

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May 13th, 2014 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

Wow -- fantastic job!



Wasting time on the FDP since 1999....
Jun 2nd, 2014 10:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Old thread, but nice work OP.

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Crows as big

as airplanes
Jun 28th, 2014 08:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

Heck yeah. That came out great.


Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
Nov 25th, 2014 01:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice save!

Jake The Loafer
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B'ham, Alabama

"Uhh Yahwww, I'll Get Around To It"
Dec 7th, 2014 09:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

That is a really nice looking DS compared to how it was. I have a '66 DSII that I bought w/ finish stripped off. I plan on a refinish on her one day.

Keep up the good work.


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