Transparent finish on a Tele

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  1. Kmaz

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    What's your favourite transparent finish on a Tele? As well, a finish that works nicely with a black p/g.
     
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    I'm kinda fond of my '52 RI 'Thin Skin' finish.

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    yellowed blonde on my dano!

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    sorry, didn't see that you meant for blackguards kmaz...but i think any blonde finish would go well with a blackguard.
     
  5. Kmaz

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    Now, is this finish actually considered to be 'Vintage Blonde' in a reliced state?
     
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    This is gorgeous but this is not transparent.

    This is a kinda mixed up thread. We got Transparent, Toned, Semi-Transparent and then we got virtually opaque. I love them all, but to me Transparent means transparent. A little colored grain filler, some dye in some cases, but Transparent means Transparent.

    Dewaxed premium Shellac and Clear Nitro, that's a superb look.

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    I like Tru-Oil for a transparent finish. It really makes the grain pop.

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    2-tone burst

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    I quite like the trans crimson finish on my Tele:

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    What year are we looking at here, Roadrunner?
     
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    Yes, whether it's clear or semi-transparent, this is what I'm looking for. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for the great posts.
     
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    Mary Kaye, gotcha.
     
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    Yeah Boy!
    Been GASing for a trans red w/bindng American Deluxe Nashville for a while!
     
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    Is Mary Kaye finish also what we've come to know as White Blonde?
     
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    1953.
     
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    G&L ASAT Classic Custom au natural, chunky birds eye maple neck / board.

    You know I had to.
     
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    Found this pic online.......Mary Kay looks sweet with a black guard

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