Shooting a 3-tone sunburst and need some help.
I was wondering if someone with some finishing experience on vintage fender guitars can help me with a project I am getting ready to start. I am building a replica of a 1965 Fender Stratocaster in period correct 3-tone sunburst(aka targetburst). I am very familiar w/ the sunburst pattern used in 65 and 66 and I know how to make the yellow shader and I know the dark band in this era is completely black, were I am having trouble and need help is with the red band to complete the sunburst, I have 3 different types of red dye, 1 is Mowhawk blendal concentraded red stain, 2 is a red aniline dye that I bought from luthiers mercantile inc, and 3 is a bottle of liquid red pigment that I bought from stewart macdonald. I have seen people use all 3 of these products for sunburst's with nothing but great results, I just want to know which product would prolly be the best for making my sunburst look as authentic to an 65/66 Fender strat orginal over time. Also I plan on fading the red once the guitar has completely cured, I know red fades really fast when exposed to sunlight, but could somebody explain how fast it will take the red to fade, what the best way to fade out the red is, and what the best red to use for fading would be.