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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Telechamp, Aug 22, 2019.
I was going to say black until I realized it is double bound in gold; tortoise.
The binding is actually a cream color (see pic below), but yes, it does kind of look gold (in the lighting) with some of the shots I took.
Cool...Teles are the best IMO! Can we see a pic of that Vintage white/creme one?
...You need one of these my friend...not only is it my favorite Tele, it is my favorite guitar..period! This one is getting a pearloid white guard
This pic reinforces my opinion that tort is the way to go.
Looking at these new pics, I'm not sure you could go wrong either way!
BTW, I have a Daphne Blue Strat, so I know just how beautiful that Tele is in person.
Not to go off on a tangent, but is it Daphne or Sonic blue? Looks more like Sonic to me.
Sure - That one is my 1983 "Standard" top loader w/ Elite saddles. Last of the Fullertons.
These were only made in '82 and '83 from what I understand.
Yeah, it's definitely Daphne Blue. I got the body from GFS, and they describe it as follows:
"Item #Description TLDB_DB_Lightweight Double Bound Telecaster® Style Body Daphne Blue"
Is that a butter cream color? I see the new Strat colors include a butter cream now that looks really nice.
Vintage White is one of my favs! That is gorgeous....My first Strat was a 96 American Standard in that color.
Of your 2 possibilities, black, BUT cream for sure is better IMO. As soon as I finish the Tele I'm working on this hideous tort is coming off my Reverend. Similar binding color to yours so cream is the ticket. I wish Rev PG's were as easy to come by as Teles.
Here (3rd photo below) is the original Fender brochure and description of the 1983 Tele (and Strat) "Standard". It appears they called this finish "Ivory", but I wouldn't call it that myself.. Mine is more of a cream-colored finish, but obviously it has darkened over the years. It probably was a lot lighter when it was new. (I bought it used over twenty years ago.)
You can sort of get a glimpse of what the original color looked like in these two shots below - Look around the control plate. I took these pics when I was working on it recently.
That's Daphne Blue, correct? Great finish on that Rev. Actually, I do like the tort guard on that one - but yes, a cream guard would look great as well.
They call it Sonic Blue.