Fender musicmaster pickguard 1956 1956 brushed aluminum

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About This Listing

I am the first to admit this is a strange one.

This brushed aluminum pickguard came off of a Dec. 1956 Musicmaster I have had in storage since 1982. The body had been refinished an interesting sunburst so I am selling it for parts.

I realize that this one is unique and I have no explanation other than it somehow skipped the Gold anodize process of maybe someone custom ordered it silver.

For the life of me if it was ever anodized I have no idea how someone could have stripped the anodize so completely and not scared the brushed surface or messed up the rough punched edges. I have taken a number of pictures comparing this one to another I am selling from another late 50's Musicmaster for comparison. Note the edges and inside the control holes. There is not even a hint of Gold and no marking's to make one believe the gold had been removed or ever was gold. Also look at the old wear pattern . This one has been used in this silver condition a lot as you can see the play wear. As well as the yellowed look to the old clear finish.

Again, I have no absolute explanation why it is silver instead of gold but it is and to my eye, I have been dealing in this stuff for over 40 years, looks original.

 Some have thought maybe it started off as as first run black one that had the finish removed.  I have a first run Musicmaster and the finish is anodized. One again a very difficult removal. Also the aluminum is slick not brushed. 

 If you are looking something unique for that restoration or one off project here it is.

Please examine the pictures carefully and ask any questions

Thanks for looking .

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Product Specs

Listed5 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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