Did Fender make a flame or any other figured top and burst strat back in the late 50's or early 60's? All I've ever seen are non figured bursts.
Think he may just be mixing up the paint used where the wood grain is showing with a flame finish. Unless it's a '62 that has been refinishedThe reason I ask is... a fellow is posting on another forum and saying he has an original '62 flame two tone burst, rosewood neck strat. I don't want to call him on it but I was sure Fender never did a deliberate flame top strat back then.
Great info! There's your answer to the OP. Like I said, I wasn't too sure, just what I thought. But that's good stuff to know. Couldn't remember the year they went to 3T. Thanks playloud!No.
George Fullerton made a very custom Strat for himself in approx 1955 with a flame top and neck, sunbursted body and headstock, for himself.
What he says makes no sense, as sunbursts in 1962 were 3T.
BUT...the one thing I have learned about Fender is that you can never say never.
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Yes..I know the early 90's had quilt reissues. However, I can't find any evidence of an original.Early 90's Fenders had "Photo Flame", a translucent overlay applied before the finish to simulate flamed maple, on the Japanese models. And 62 is a vintage reissue model designation, therefore...