HISTORY OF FENDER COLOURS

These colours were very famous and were used by car manufacturers in the 1950s and 1960s.

Fender obtained the agreement of these manufacturers to use the names of these colours in order to broaden the range of colours available in the catalogue because there were many shades to choose since these colours were a selling point.


Automotive paints were well suited to an industrial environment, easy to apply and with quick drying, they were easy to obtain.

Here are some examples (not exhaustive) of "Custom Colours" available in nitrocellulose for your instrument !

Fiesta Red 1958
Fiesta Red 1958
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Hot Rod Red 1961
Hot Rod Red 1961
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Dakota Red 1958
Dakota Red 1958
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Daphné Blue 1958
Daphné Blue 1958
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Sonic Blue 1956
Sonic Blue 1956
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Surf Green 1957
Surf Green 1957
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Seafoam Green 1959
Seafoam Green 1959
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Shell Pink 1958
Shell Pink 1958
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Vintage White 1958
Vintage White 1958
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Candy Apple Red 1960
Candy Apple Red 1960
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Sparkle Red 1961
Sparkle Red 1961
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Sherwood Green 1963
Sherwood Green 1963
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Shoreline Gold 1958
Shoreline Gold 1958
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Olympic White 1958
Olympic White 1958
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Jet Black 1958
Jet Black 1958
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Burgundy Mist 1959
Burgundy Mist 1959
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Capri Orange 1960
Capri Orange 1960
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Butterscotch 1952
Butterscotch 1952
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Blonde 1952
Blonde 1952
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White Blonde 1955
White Blonde 1955
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Lake Placid Blue 1958
Lake Placid Blue 1958
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Inca Silver 1960
Inca Silver 1960
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Candy Tangerine 1960
Candy Tangerine 1960
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Reranch Coral 1961
Reranch Coral 1961
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