These are being offered as a pre order now and are for delivery in the year 2024. 36+weeks leadtime.
Prices are in Canadian Dollars
Professional photos taken DeeBeeUs of Instagram.
We do not apply decals on the headstocks. Any decals were applied by customers themselves after shipment.
We can also do Black Paisley and Gold Paisley or S-68 Guitars. ( The S-68 is also true to late 60s strats with a large headstock)
Oh, if Paisley isn't your thing. We also can offer a T-68 or S-68 in around 150 different finishes/colours other than Paisley.
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 debuted in the summer of 1968. It was an attempt to create bright, colourful finishes that caught the eye of the generation. Like many Fender 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.
Fender's finishes today, although great, are more of a pinkish/purple compared to the originals.
We will use pictures of vintage paisley finishes sent to us to replicate original guitars. These are aged, our guitars will be aged as if they were made in 1968. They're meant to look old.
If new toners, shaders, or metallic lacquers must be made, additional charges will apply.
Finished in GL Lite, Journeymen, or Aged Package, Additional Yellowing is an option.
Each Body is 2 piece select Alder
Standard T-68 4 screw 2-3/16 Neck Pocket
Standard T-68 pickups custom wound pickups vintage voiced from the 60s
Standard T-68 controls (3 way switch, Tone Volume)
Standard 7/8" output jack Switchcraft
Vintage cloth wiring
4 screw vintage ashtray bridge (bigsby is not standard)
Milled for standard surface mount ferrules (supplied)
1/8" round over top and back
Clear Sprayed Paisley Pickguard
Vintage Tint Nitrocellulose Finish
Vintage Bone Nut 1 5/8 B
Vintage 68 F style Shaller Tuners
21 Vintage or Vintage Tall Frets
7 1/4 or 9 1/2 Radius
Truss Rod (hex) access at heel
1968-69 U Profile
Standard 9 or 10 gauge strings
Vintage Black Tolex Case included
Alterations require upcharge
36+ Week Timeline
Any questions just ask,