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It always seemed odd to me to call this color "flamingo orange" (FO). I thought flamingos were pink?

So I googled, and lo and behold found lots of pictures of orange flamingos.

Then I found this:

Why are they pink?

Flamingo feathers obtain their wonderful rosy pink color from pigments in the organisms they eat. The flamingos’ feathers, legs, and face are colored by their diet, which is rich in alpha and beta carotenoid pigments.

Carotenoids in crustaceans such as those in the flamingo diet are frequently linked to protein molecules, and may be blue or green. After being digested, the carotenoid pigments dissolve in fats and are deposited in the growing feathers, becoming orange or pink. The same effect is seen when shrimp change color during cooking. The amount of pigment laid down in the feathers depends on the quantity of pigment in the flamingo’s diet. An absence of carotenoids in its food will result in new feather growth that is very pale; the existing pigment is lost through molting.


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The color can range based on the lighting in the photo.

This one looks pretty red, but OR was not an option in this 1981 catalog, so it must be FO, or?

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Cool Mercedes. 8)

And looks like the finish is reacting relative to the grain?
 

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“The next one was my Tokai, which I bought in a pet shop! It was a bright red Strat right in the window, £125, so I went in there and bought it. This was 1984. I started to write little riffs and funky things, four-chords riffs and little progressions, but that was pretty much it. All I would do is jam along to the radio, I never really learnt too many chords. Various guitar players would say, ‘Maxi have you tried this chord, or do you know about this one?’ and I just taught myself over the years, and I never really took it seriously until maybe 10 years ago.”
 

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This may be the first Springy ST80 in FO I have seen.

Really sad that someone butchered it.

Carved out bridge pickup rout
Replaced 3 ply pickguard
Replaced bridge
Replaced bridge pickup
Added string trees
Etc.

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My ST-80 in FO. A little buggered as well. Logo replaced with fender logo. Dots replaced with clay dots. Half assed attempt to replicate arm wear. Otherwise all there and pretty clean

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Yes. The rosewood board Vs are desirable in my opinion. Rather unusual feature.

I think yours is the first one I have seen in FO color.

I'll add yours to that other thread with ST80s with rosewood board V necks.

What year was yours made?
 
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Yes. The rosewood board Vs are desirable in my opinion. Rather unusual feature.

I think yours is the first one I have seen in FO color.

I'll add yours to that other thread with ST80s with rosewood board V necks.

What year was yours made?
1980… shame about the logo and dots. Although the dots were done very well. All the rest checks out. A stamps where they should be etc.

Thanks!
 

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