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I just bought a used Fender Tele Deluxe that is Fiesta red. This is supposed to be a 1950's car color. Is this a FoMoCo color or what?

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Yes, after what I've heard Fender used Ford colors and maybe even other car makes colors on their guitars.
I'm not 100% sure and I can check, after all we have "Guitars the Museum" here in my home town with one of the largest guitar collections in the world and I know the owners.

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http://www.guitarhq.com/fenderc.html  Should help explain it. Fender colors are based on car colors.

  • To understand Fender custom colors you have to know what the colors are based on. The answer, of course, is automobiles. Cars in the United States had more social influence than just about anything at the time (even more than Elvis). Fender's only in-house paint mixes during the 50's and 60's were Sunburst and Blond (and Candy Apple Red to a point: more on this color later). All other colors originated directly from the cars of the time, and most of these colors were from General Motor's cars.

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Thanks for the replies. I knew Fender used car colors but was just curious as to what car mfg used this color. I believe the Shoreline Gold is a Cadillac color.

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Yeah, the link breaks down which years and MFGs were using which colors when and also give you the paint codes

Fender's Original Custom Colors
ColorPaint
Type
Org. Dupont
Number
Org. Ditzler/
PPG Number
Replacement
Dupont#
Fender
Years
Car
Years
Car
Make
Lake Placid Blue metallicLucite2876-L11711882-91242L60-7358Cadillac
Daphne BlueDuco280412742246-9199960-6558Cadillac
Shoreline Gold metallicLucite2935-L21722882-92654L60-6559-60Pontiac #WA2553
Olympic WhiteLucite2818-L8144886-92227L60-8058-62Cadillac
Burgundy Mist metallicLucite2936-L50536882-92697L60-6559Oldsmobile
Inca Silver metallicLucite2436-L31425882-56303L60-6557-59Chevy Corvette #WA2608
Fiesta RedDuco2219-H70618246-59548H
93-59548Z
60-6956Ford Tbird #M0530
Dakota RedDuco2590-H70757246-90723H60-6958Cadillac
Blue Ice metallicLucite4692L12164181-9754765-6965-66Ford #M1269
Firemist Silver metallicLucite4576L12883 65-7164Cadillac #WA3263
Firemist Gold metallicLucite4579L22422 65-7164-65Cadillac #WA3264
Charcoal Frost metallicLucite4618L32390181-9733465-6965-66Lincoln #M1744
Ocean Turquoise metallicLucite4607L12893181-9732365-7165Mercury #M1731
Teal Green metallicLucite4297L11921882-83482L
181-17008
65-6965-68Lincoln #M1070
BlackDuco17119000 60-84all yrsall makes
Sonic BlueDuco229511475246-5959360-7256Cadillac
Shell PinkDuco23712110893-59842
246-59842
60-6356Desoto
Foam GreenDuco225341940246-5923460-6956Buick
Surf GreenDuco24614206893-9014760-6557Chevy
Sherwood Green metallicDuco2526-H42038202-90844H
181-15170
60-6557Mercury #M0760
Candy Apple Redn/anonenonenone63-73n/an/a
ColorPaint
Type
Org. Dupont
Number
Org. Ditzler/
PPG Number
Replacement
Dupont#
Fender
Years
Car
Years
Car
Make

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I just bought a used Fender Tele Deluxe that is Fiesta red. This is supposed to be a 1950's car color. Is this a FoMoCo color or what?

As a guitarist, I'm appalled that you post not even a single photograph of this Tele. You should be ashamed of yourself. How are we supposed to get a vicarious thrill from your purchase without a picture? 

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As a guitarist, I'm appalled that you post not even a single photograph of this Tele. You should be ashamed of yourself. How are we supposed to get a vicarious thrill from your purchase without a picture? 

word yo... Without pics it didn't happen. Lol

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Well, it won't be much of a thrill as this is a recent reissue and not a very good pic but I will take better pics later. Thanks for the color

info Allen.

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