Paisley (T-68) Body/Neck Package
Paisley (T-68) Body/Neck Package
Paisley (T-68) Body/Neck Package
Paisley (T-68) Body/Neck Package
Paisley (T-68) Body/Neck Package
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Paisley (T-68) Body/Neck Package

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Available in standard or wide "burst".

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" due to its more Reddish Pink 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 with a Pinkish Red 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.

Ours are made with authentic Paisley Foil Paper. The edges are then finished in our Paisley finishing process, cleared and aged in the package of your choice. If you love the Original Paisley finishes you'll love these. Fender's finishes today although great are more of a pinkish/purple compared to the originals. Here you'll get as close to 1968 as it gets.

The key is to have a toner/shader that appears pink in some lights and red in some lights at the same time. Not always Pink and not always red. This is exactly what you can expect from a Paisley finish from us. Attention to detail and Vintage correctness. 

Each Body is 2 piece select Alder

Standard T-68 4 screw 2-3/16" neck pocket

Standard T-68 pickup routes

Standard T-68 control route

Standard 7/8" output jack drilled

Drilled for 4 screw ashtray bridge

Milled for standard surface mount ferrules

1/8" round over top and back

 Neck Features,

 Era Correct Maple Cap Neck , or Rosewood

Truss Rod Access at Heel,

T-68 Headstock

21 (6190) Frets

7 1/4 Radius or 9 1/2 Radius

Black Dot Markers

(B) 1 5/8 Nut (Bone)

1968-69 Profile

100% Nitrocellulose finish in you choice of

Clear, Aged clear or Historic Neck.

Time Line 14-20 Weeks

*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.