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Here's a guitar I've owned for a long time...it's a 1976 Stratocaster hardtail.
It's had some minor changes such as a '73 pickup in the neck and the origional black guard has been replaced with a '71 guard I had. It's got a new volume pot too. Other than that, it's all origional. Interestingly, it's a lightweight which is uncommon for that time period.

 

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I wonder if they used a different formulation of paint for Olympic White in the 70's? It seems like they tended to turn banana yellow more often than years earlier and after.
 

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I wonder if they used a different formulation of paint for Olympic White in the 70's? It seems like they tended to turn banana yellow more often than years earlier and after.
Actually, after some research, I discovered that this colour is, in fact, cream.
Your observation is correct. many of the Strats and Tele's from this era in this colour seem to go a deep banana colour. It's a really cool colour and it's checked nicely as well....My girlfriend can't stand it...she thinks it looks ugly. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess!:tongue:
 
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