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What colour was my '84 Super Edition Strat when it was born?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: What colour was my '84 Super Edition Strat when it was born? Reply with quote

Hi Folks

I have been working on my black super edition strat. It has an L serial no. When I had the scratch plate off to put the original U pickups back in, I saw that under the black it is Candy Apple Red.

This one has the all black neck, which I suspect was first manufactured to be a standard maple r/w neck.

Does anyone know what colour this was when it left the factory?

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Steve
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this guitar had a CAR body and black neck and headstock when it left the factory.Gabe.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought as much - not sure whether it's worth the time and effort to refinish it in CAR.

I've noticed that the original brightwork was gold - but now a nickel colour. The bridge is chrome, so I guess that's not original either.

I'd really like to bring it back to original, but as an ST40, not sure whether worth it. What's the view?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure it`s a 40? The fact that it has U pickups denotes a higher spec.Photos would be good! Gabe.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be able to do some photos next week.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: CAR Reply with quote

CAR is not an easy finish to do. As a result, there is even a "CAR Survivor Club" on one of the guitar refinishing forums.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: CAR Reply with quote

rayspang wrote:
CAR is not an easy finish to do. As a result, there is even a "CAR Survivor Club" on one of the guitar refinishing forums.


Mmm. My last guitar finish (and first) finish I used was French Polish. As a result am can now do French Polishing.

I googled the CAR Survivor Club, which lead me to Reranch.com, and started to get the feeling that CAR might be another large learning curve.

I guess the worst that could happen is that I have a go at CAR and end up going back to black
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes you can access the original finish underneath the new one by carefully and I mean carefully rubbing the body(not your`s ,the guitar`s !)
with TCut.Gabe.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: mydogiszen Reply with quote

bluejeannot wrote:
Sometimes you can access the original finish underneath the new one by carefully and I mean carefully rubbing the body(not your`s ,the guitar`s !)
with TCut.Gabe.


Thanks, Gabe - great idea!

I think I'll try this first. Would you go straight for the T-Cut or, should I remove the first layers with fine grit wet and dry or wire wool?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without seeing the guitar it`s hard to tell.Start with the T cut and see how you get on.Good luck,Gabe.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: mydogiszen Reply with quote

Some photos at last!

http://s1186.photobucket.com/albums/z362/mydogiszen/Tokai%20Super%20Edition%20Stratocaster/

I was interested by the question whether this is a ST40. I got that, not from any information on the guitar, but from looking at Spec Editions on the Web.

I was interested to see the Spec Edition Telecaster in the Early 80's catalogue on the forum, that is is a TTS200 - so I guess they made them of varying qualities and specs.

It does look like it has been repainted but it is a pretty good job. I still can't help wondering if it was done in the factory - though I can't think why they would ever cover the CAR finish before sale.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I`m beginning to think you are right about the paint job being done in the factory and the u pickups and klusons makes me think it`s a higher spec than a 40.Gabe.i`ll bet she sounds pretty good.Gabe.
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