waldo041 wrote:that 80's photo clearly shows a two tone tiger.
OK. If you say so.
The two following pics taken from the same show as above show two completely different refraction facets of the Tiger. Each one shows the Tiger in a different light, and therefore changes the bright spots from the paws and underbelly to the whole upper forearm—thereby blurring the theory of the two-tone white spots on the paws and under belly. Also, the two pics don’t look orange and white at all, they look grayish/green and white which is what normal mother-of-pearl look like in light; grays being a less reflective angle and the white being more reflective.
waldo041 wrote: and the tiger poster you speak of was definately not taken when tiger was first made, it's circa 1991 after it was refinished.
I am aware that the poster was copyrighted in 1991 as it states that on the bottom, but who’s to say that the photo they used was from the same year that they first printed up a poster? Who’s to say it wasn’t?
I was unaware of any re-fin on Tiger in ’89-’91 era or any at all for that matter. Not saying it didn’t happen, just unaware. Where did that info come from?
I was under the impression the poster was of a brand new Tiger, since to my knowledge when it first came out was the only time it had all white pick-ups. I could be totally wrong about that, but I have never seen any shots from post ‘89-‘91 with all white pick/ups. Are there any?
Also, the bridge and tailpiece have no wear-and-tear at all in the poster. Or on the entire guitar for that matter. There are ample photos of late-era Tiger where plenty of wear and corrosion can be seen on both. Especially corrosion. There are pics out there of the bridge that is clearly pocked and pitted from corrosion. If the poster is of a late-era (post ‘89-‘91) Tiger did they replace the bridge and tailpiece with the re-fin?
How about the knobs, too? The tone knobs have no wear either. They are brand new in the poster. There are many pics available of later-day Tiger with worn down knobs.
Anyway, I agree with you, Waldo, that the pics posted earlier in the thread are pretty convincingly orange and white/two-tone, but it’s the chronology and facts that lead me believe it’s just light playing tricks on us.
Or…in all seriousness, maybe Garcia colored it with an orange marker. Seriously. He put stickers on his guitars for fun, so why not?
I’m sure this could all be solved with some interjection form Parish or perhaps Lieber. There are people on this site who are in contact, no?