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Crook Vintage Pink Paisley


Bill Crook builds custom guitars. Paisley Telecaster style guitars mostly. He does other styles as well but he is best known for his Paisleys.

He got started by building a Paisley for Brad Paisley. Brad’s “Old Pink” is an original 1968 Fender Pink Paisley. You can see it in the video he did for Fender here:

Fender decided to make a “hippie” version of their guitars and basses during the late 60s. It was, after all, the era of flower power.

TDPRI has a good summary on Paisley Teles. The Fender Custom Shop has put out a few Masterbuilt Paisleys over the years. The last one I have seen was this 2012 Custom Shop Masterbuilt Stratocaster — a relic reissue of a 1969 Gold and Pink Paisley. Some great tones from Gregor Hilden:

I have a Fender Select Tele but there are a few issues with the build. If I were to look at a new one, Bill would be the first guy I would contact. He is the one that can create an outstanding Paisley in a wide range of colours. I like the vintage pink one though. Very cool.