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 Electric Guitar Finishes & Restorations


2-Tone Sunburst on Ash


This is where it all began!


In 1954, Fender introduced a new and innovative instrument: the Stratocaster.  The standard finish for all Stratocasters was 2-tone sunburst on figured ash bodies.  Immortalized by Buddy Holly, this version inspired musicians all around the world.


Our reproductions of the vintage 1954-1956 2-tone sunburst on ash adhere to strict authenticity.  First, the bodies are grain filled as ash requires.  After sealing, the golden yellow toner is applied.  Once the edges and sides are sprayed dark chocolate brown, the finish is completed with clear top coats.