White Blonde Esquire A re-creation of Fender’s white blonde of the late 1950s and early 1960s. This was my attempt at a 1953 replica. It uses my White Blonde nitrocellulose lacquer. Butterscotch Blonde Telecaster A re-creation of Fender’s butterscotch blonde of the early 1950s. This uses the same blonde lacquer as above but with a …

This is a modern Fender Highway 1 Stratocaster that was changed from “hearing-aid beige” to Daphne Blue.

This was a complete refinish in Olympic White. A tinted clear coat was sprayed to mimic aged lacquer.

The body was received in stripped condition and the colours for the 3-tone sunburst were matched to what remained in the pickup cavity. The central yellow area, being semi-opaque is correct for the mid-sixties when Fender under CBS management were saving money by cutting out steps in the finishing process.

This 1961 Stratocaster has been owned by the same person since 1967. Unfortunately the previous owner did the buyer “a favour” by refinishing it in black! It is now Fiesta Red and is fitted with mostly reproduction parts (as it is intended to be played.) All the original parts are however retained and can be …

The images and text below show you how easy it is to get a great sunburst effect using my nitrocellulose lacquer aerosols. The guitar here is a SAGA HT-10 kit. The first step is to mask off the top and the “faux binding” then to spray the back. Once dry, carefully scrape the edge of …