You know people, I just can’t call it. We know the history, but it’s shrouded in mystery somewhat. The history I speak of is the inception of this color. As the the crow flies, this color, “Antigua” was born by accident. While producing Coronado II guitars in the late 1960’s, Fender made lemonade from lemons when the body binding process burned the edges of their fully-hollow ES-335 competition model. Instead of chunking the bodies, Fender developed a color scheme that ‘burst from black on the burned edges to a type of mustard yellow on the inside of the ‘burst.
And yes people, this is how it went down- a mistake. But, let’s think this through: Penicillin to was born of an accident by a scientist by the name of Sir Alexander Fleming. Buddy was looking for a cure-all and noticed that a contaminated Petri dish he had discarded contained a mold that was dissolving all the bacteria around it. When he grew the mold by itself, he learned that it contained a powerful antibiotic, penicillin.
Don’t you see people? Sometimes, greatness comes from mistakes. Such with Penicillin and with color schemes- sometimes, the universe just has away of correcting itself.
As for this guitar? Well, it is in original and exceptional condition. She’s all there and of course, comes with the original hang tag and Ash Tray cover, of course.
Napoleon once said: “There are no such thing as accidents, it is fate misnamed.”
I totally agree Napoleon, but in this case, this “accident” found a name and the name is Antigua…
Number of Strings
Right / Left Handed