A picture posted by Hogy in another thread caught my eye, and rather than completely hijack that thread I thought it best to start a new one. Seems in an effort to make use of narrower boards, Fender briefly tried painting a white base coat and a fake grain under the burst to hide the 5 or 6 piece bodies. I've heard accounts of this on a few cheaper Fenders before, but have only seen it once on a 1970 Strat. I was at Elderly's when I had this repair come in, and it seemed a bit of a mystery. I talked with Mike Stevens about it, and he had never even heard of this so I figure they can't be too common, and if I recall correctly John English wasn't familiar with it either. I found other accounts of finding this on a few 66-67 instruments, but there's nut much other info about it. Anyway, here's a few shots of the 1970 Strat I took a few years back. Hogy mentioned perhaps offering some photos of his, and I look forward to seeing them. If anyone else has run across this before I'd be interested to hear about it, or even better, get some photos. There is one other person, James Shine, who I found with some pics of a 66 Jaguar with this graining that was stripped. There are some shots toward the bottom of the Jaguar page on his web site. http://www.jimshine.com/jaguar/fenderjaguarhistory.htm Just an odd bit of Fender history I haven't heard much else about.