|Fletz ||12-23-2013 04:54 PM |
Fender burst ... Black turned Purple?!?
Hey all. I recently purchased a fender precision 60th anniversary (2011) for a steal of a deal at a somewhat local guitar center. It was the burst version (limited to about 125 special run). In the store I thought the transition from black to yellow (?) was sorta reddish, but paid it no mind. I got it home and realized the black of the burst is actually a deep purple (no band reference intended...)
I will post pix a little later from my home computer but was curious if anyone else has seen this. It's got the "thin skin" nitro finish. It is too consistent to be faded from the sun - it's beautifully even and on the front and back. I contacted Fender who confirmed the serial number is in fact a a GC special run burst 60th anniversary. He also confirmed that none of these basses were done in purple or any variation thereof. (I knew that as there was only the blonde version and the special burst for guitar centers).
Has anyone else seen this on this bass or any other fenders? Is this a normal phenomenon or a rare anomaly off the line?
I know pix will help and I'll have them up ASAP.
Happy, merry! And thanks for any comments this fine group of TBers may have.
|spaz21387 ||12-23-2013 05:00 PM |
I want to see it!
|Gaolee ||12-23-2013 05:09 PM |
It sounds great, whether it was intentional or official or not.
|Grissle ||12-23-2013 05:15 PM |
I've seen this before when the black isn't totally opaque and let's the red show through a little, nice looking actually.
|Bass_Thumper ||12-23-2013 05:17 PM |
that makes it even more special perhaps.
|Woofer ||12-23-2013 05:25 PM |
|HeavyRockBasser ||12-23-2013 05:35 PM |
I've heard it called eggplant burst, somewhere...
|Warhawk ||12-23-2013 05:55 PM |
Sounds cool to me...my '03 AVRI Jazz is getting a slight green tint on the black parts of the three tone burst.
|P. Aaron ||12-23-2013 07:39 PM |
Eggplanty. But it has tone for days and plays like buddha.
Yeah. Kinda cool. If it's anything like most off the rack MIA Fenders...cool!
|Fletz ||12-23-2013 10:07 PM |
Eggplant is a great description. I like it alot
|hsech ||12-23-2013 10:22 PM |
That's cool. Keep it for sure. Might be one of a kind.
|Templar ||12-23-2013 10:24 PM |
Yeah it does look purple.
|leegreenman ||12-23-2013 10:39 PM |
Weird, but totally awesome!
|BioWeapon ||12-24-2013 01:10 AM |
Quite the pretty finish... quit making me jealous! :D
|spaz21387 ||12-24-2013 01:13 AM |
I like it! I would hold on to it since its probably going to be one of those rare finishes like Antigua
|dcalde78 ||12-24-2013 01:35 AM |
I had a cheap P-bass copy that had the same thing. I thought it was cool.
|Fletz ||12-24-2013 09:50 AM |
I like to think I have a special run special run special edition. ;)
|Fletz ||12-25-2013 10:39 PM |
Just to add additional facts to the record here, I took the pickguard off tonight to have a looksee and, yes, the purple is pure. It is not a sun / exposure fade.
|JCheung ||12-26-2013 12:22 AM |
That is a really cool color for a really cool bass
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