* This is set to be released in early 2022.
This finish is extremely rare to come across. Especially ones that are made using correct paisley foil paper. This post CBS take over finish was a debuted in summer of 1968. It was an attempt to create bright colourful finishes that caught the eye of the generation. Like many of Fenders creations it was a total fail until later years.
Originally called "Red Paisley" it was available for 279.50. They were only made for two years because of their lack of popularity and problems they had over the finishing process.
They used foil cling paper from the Borden Chemical Company, burst the edges and cleared the entire guitar.
There were apparently around 200ish of these made between 68-69. This leaves finding them intact difficult. Bill Crook would be considered the King of replicating Paisley Finishes to us and we've learned a lot from him. As you can see from pictures the guitars all aged quite differently. How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go? Some often appeared gold and yellowish /brown. Or extreme yellowing has been a big factor. Years go into getting these finishes correct and understanding why they do what they do. As well as using the correct paper and not vinyl.
The modern paisley guitars feature a vinyl self stick printed sheet that is caked in a poly finish. We have taken apart several of these (mostly Black Paisley) to uncover the new process and it is quite messy.
Each Body is 2 piece select Alder
Standard T-68 4 screw 2-3/16" neck pocket
Standard T-68 pickup routes
Vintage diagonal wiring route
Standard T-68 control route
Standard 7/8" output jack drilled
Drilled for 4 screw ashtray bridge
Milled for recessed ferrules
1/8" round over top and back
Closet Classic Finish
Era Correct Maple Cap Neck ,
Truss Rod Access at Heel,
21 (6190) Frets
7 1/4 Radius
Black Dot Markers
(B) 1 5/8 Nut (Bone)
100% Nitrocellulose finish in you choice of
Clear, Aged clear or Historic Neck.
Time Line 10-14 Weeks Delivery of Custom Order
*Once your order is placed you will be contacted by us. Either by phone or email (your choice) to discuss your build. Any questions prior please email us.