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For anyone wanting to follow my process in recreating "Blue"

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Part 1: Finding The Guitar

For those who don't know, Blue is a Japanese 1981 daphne blue Fernandes RST50 "Revival" Stratocaster with a maple neck. It has a 7 screw hole pickguard (as opposed to a 11 hole).

Unfortunately finding this model in daphne blue is next to impossible, I've only ever seen 1 or 2 other ones and they weren't for sale. Because of this I decided to settle on getting one in any colour and just having it repainted. It took me about a week to find the exact model for a decent price. Most places wanted $700+ for the guitar even though that model isn't worth that much. After searching through ebay, Reverb, and other trading posts I eventually found one on an online store in Japan. Unfortunately they wouldn't ship to Australia but luckily for me, I had a friend in Japan will to help me out!

The guitar arrived a few weeks later and looks fantastic! I forgot to take pictures of it before it went off to get painted (it's currently being done now) but here's some ones from the online store :)




Up next - Part Two: Painting & Relicing



So after many years of saying I'm going to do it, I'm going to recreate Blue.

Using the technical information in this thread I'll be recreating to be as exact to Billie's as possible.

Over the next few months I'll be updating this blog with my process, showing lots of before and after photos and comparing it to the real thing.

Up next - Part 1: Finding The Guitar