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Modal Magic

MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Jan 15th, 2005 06:54 AM        

Just interested. From photo's it looked like a bright white, but in reality is a nice cream colour (very pleasing to the eye :-)). Looks similar to photo's of olympic white. Why would fender use to whites that seem to be so similar?

Russ Imburgia

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Jan 15th, 2005 08:03 AM        

"..Why would fender use to whites that seem to be so similar?

Ther are lots of shades of white, red, blue, green, sunburst! :)



If EC does it! Why can't We?
Jan 15th, 2005 08:07 AM        

According to Fender Books Artic White first appeared in 80-81....



Jan 15th, 2005 10:47 AM        

Olympic white is a brighter white in comparison. Vintage white is darker than arctic.

Tom B.

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Norman, OK

Jan 15th, 2005 01:20 PM        

According to below, the actual color (if not the name) has been used just as long as olympic white.


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Only a REAL MAN...

...can play a guitar made by a GIRL!!
Jan 15th, 2005 02:55 PM        

I remember seeing it first in 1981 or so on
"The Strat". LPB and CAR were first used on this model, then they added Artic.


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I really miss my

Taco Bell !!!!!
Jan 15th, 2005 06:00 PM        

An interesting fact about the name you used:

"Arctic White" as in the Ford vehicle paint colour, is the whitest white there is. It's like at the far end of the white spectrum. I painted a friends guitar this colour as a base coat a long time ago. Beautiful!!!, just beautiful!

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