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Let's see some Mocha Brown and natural old Fenders

JackButler

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Just loving how some of the 70's stuff has aged, doo doo brown is becoming one of my new favs!
Thinking about a a new build here soon of either mocha or a beat natural.
Show some pic my friends:bonk
 

markophonic

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I have a 70's (not sure exactly what year) Telecaster custom that has been modified over the years. It no longer has 2 volume, 2 tone controls...it has single volume and tone controls now. It was originally a translucent white blond and it has yellowed ALOT over the years. Its a workhorse. It had a flat 6 saddle bridge on it for years and several years ago I put a standard Fender Tele bridge plate on it with 3 brass saddles. It also has a brass nut. It has some serious fretboard wear as well.






I also had a Telecaster custom in mocha...sold it a few years ago...wish I kept it now.


 

Telefan

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One of my absolute favorite colors as well. Wish I had one. I hope this thread gets lots of responses.
 

Jahn

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Here's an important one:

Clarence White's 1968 Fender Telecaster B-Bender prototype


guitarz.blogspot.com:
'Here is Clarence White's 1968 Fender Telecaster with original string pitch bender prototype as purchased from him in the early 1970s. An incredible piece of the early history of Clarence White and the invention that later became the "Parsons White String Pull", and then more commonly known as the "b-bender".'​
We've looked at B-Benders before here on Guitarz, but this one would appear to be the one that started it all. Note the external mechanism and the false back. This is a fantastic museum piece and an important part of guitar history!

G L Wilson
 
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I recently found out that the anodized gold pickguard looks great with a medium brown stain. Check it out:

 
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Wow, surprised at any affection for these finishes, esp. "doo-doo brown"! Weren't most of the natural (clear) finish, seventies Fenders lead-filled?
 

Baxtercat

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This barely used Tele Custom [on the right] sure was. Solid Northern Ash. You could hear it in the tone too, pretty unuseable.
I got it for free in the '80s. [still have the mint case]. I'd stayed over Saturday to finish a print job for a city election. Guy not only paid but layed this on me!


Re. Mocha: my recollection too. Baby Sh** Brown wasn't viewed favorably even then.
 

Jahn

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I guess "brown" and "natural" would also include Fender's rosewood teles, so here's one I had, and here's one I didn't:


Not mine- this one. Or, "Brown's Canyon" tele.
 

astereoh

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I was searching the forum for mocha strats and found this thread. Thought I should add pics of my '73 mocha. For me, it's a great sounding guitar. I had to put in a 5 way selector switch and I have the bridge and neck controls on the same tone knob while the middle get it's own tone knob for quack. Without putting a tone knob on the bridge it was unusable and ice-picky.







Just wanted to share!
Mike
 
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Drew68

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It's not an old Strat but it sorta looks like one. It started out as a HWY1 with a white pickguard and a gawdawful satin blonde thin skin "nitro" finish that disgusted me every time I had to look at it.

Bored one day I took a little stripper to the finish and wiped it clean off leaving a hard, satin poly undercoat. I cleaned it up a bit with some paint wash and decided I kinda liked the 70s look it now had.

 

Beng2040

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I used to think the 70's brown was horrid, but now I find myself liking quite a few of them. There's a Tele Custom in brown with a rosewood board on Gbase that looks amazing.
 




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