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American Special Build-Capri Orange OR Shoreline gold??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NYCbassist, Feb 3, 2013.


  1. Shoreline Gold

    11 vote(s)
    23.9%
  2. Capri Orange

    26 vote(s)
    56.5%
  3. Either one will be fine

    9 vote(s)
    19.6%
  1. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

    Cheers;
    I am building about 5 Basses. The 1st Project is a Fender American Special Precision. I am posting 2 Pictures and would like help deciding which one to go with. I realise that some may not like either but I really want to hear from those who like one or the other or both. Both Bodies are Made in Japan and Solid Alder. The neck is USA 2012 Fender. One is Capri Orange the other is Shoreline Gold.
    Thanks for voting and comments.
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  2. Nobody

    Nobody

    Jul 14, 2004
    I like both... slightly favoring the gold.
     
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  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1
     
  5. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

    Thanks gang 12 votes so far.
     
  6. Both are so nice! I'd favor the orange, though.

    --Silvie
     
  7. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    Typically, I would say go for the gold, but I'm not feeling it with the maple neck.
     
  8. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Orange for me, its got character, says fun and style to me...gold is a little gaudy IMO.
     
  9. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Disclosures:
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Gold. The orange reminds me of the rack of "international" model Fenders I saw at Swing City Music in Collinsville, IL back in the day. Yuck!
     
  10. I voted for either. I like the gold but love the orange. Either way, you gotta do something other than that stark white guard.
     
  11. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

    Thanks, Pick guard colour suggestions are very welcome.
     
  12. IMO a BWB guard would look killer with that orange... ;)

    --Silvie
     
  13. Pet Sounds

    Pet Sounds

    Mar 8, 2009
    The gold is a more classic Fender color, FWIW. I never have cared for orange Fenders, but that's just me.
     
  14. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

    Thanks for all the votes. I went with orange & I'm happy with the results. I got the Neck pocket trimmed as it was a bit tight. Minor trimming of the Scratch plate was needed to. I will post up pictures on Wednesday. This is the first of 4 Builds I am doing and I plan to sell them here on TB.
     
  15. Einherjar

    Einherjar

    Dec 1, 2012
    Lakewood, CO
    Orange with black pick guard. Halloween bass. :p
     
  16. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Slap a gold guard on it, then you can have both!
     
  17. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

    Definitely worth considering!

    That would look sweet.

    I guess whoever buys it can Customise it or I can Offer to change it for them. I still gotta get strings on it and set it up. Then it's picture time. I want to keep the $$ low so someone gets a sweet bass without breaking the bank.
     
  18. How much you thinkin', boss?

    --Silvie
     
  19. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

    PM sent.
     
  20. Buskman

    Buskman

    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    I'm a fan of Shoreline Gold, but w/ a maple board the orange looks nicer (IMHO).

    And a brown tort guard would look nice, too!
     
  21. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY
    +1 First thing I thought too!
     



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