Arrived for Fender in 1958. They wanted to add a little something. That was a deep red edge for the transition of brown to yellow. It looked great and stuck. Almost all of these were finished over alder except for special orders. When they made the switch they felt the burst was to dark. So they actually bleached the alder tops to make them look more like ash. We go over this in our Bursts page. 2 Variations you can get. Pre 1964 sunburst or Post 1964 sunburst (CBS era). Needs to be used with our regular clear coat for a perfect finish. Please see our sunburst page.
First time finishing? Ask for our step by step instructions specific to this finish to be sent with your finishing supplies.
Note: We have a custom mix for the post 1964 sunburst. It's a more "opaque" whitish yellow. You'll need to ask specifically for this to be custom mixed. Please email us if this is what you'd like.