Leaving aside black, fenders 1960 color chart reflects a strong bias toward gm, with 10 colors out of 13, and in particular toward cadillac, with five colors. In 65, this bias was somewhat mitigated as four new metallic colors came from ford, but cadillac continued to reign supreme with six. The 1956 fender catalog states, stratocaster guitars are available in dupont duco colors of the players choice at an additional 5 cost. Because of this, 1950s custom color fenders are true custom colors. 00 - 3-color sunburst 01 - white blonde 02 - lake placid blue 02 - navy blue metallic 03 - 2-color sunburst 04 - daphne blue 05 - olympic white 05 - flat white 06 - black. Custom colors were available in the late 50s but they really didnt catch on until the 60s, all listed in fender catalogs. Some, including olive drab metallic (or metallic olive drab) and coral pink, did not appear in catalogs and have spurred debate over the authenticity of certain colors. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. The stratocasters sleek style, articulate sound and plethora of innovations redefined electric guitar and opened up a brave new world of musical possibilities. dig the classic tone of the deluxe fender stratocaster and princeton amplifier! Our own cooper greenberg is going to take this strat through its paces once again and make it sing for you! Single. Fender was losing sales to the japanese imports and strat copies, and in a last-ditch effort to keep afloat, and maintain a usa-made stratocaster, several major changes were made to the basic strat platform that had been widely unaltered since its inception in 1954. Fender cases fender custom colors reissue and original fender vintage parts comparison. Models fender electric model info models fender acoustic flattop info.