Cherryburst Fenders

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bjabass, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. bjabass


    Jan 10, 2011
    Mountain South
    Many years ago I traded a Ric 4001 for a cherry burst Fender P bass...(as seen in my avatar). I just didn't like the Ric neck or sound. I don't see a lot of Fenders in cherry burst, I always assumed it was more of a Gibson color.

    Did Fender actually make cherry burst bodies or is this a one-off re-finish job? (Looked new when I bought it, mid 90's I guess...)
  2. audioglenn

    audioglenn Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2012
    No, that is not a one-off re-finish. Fender did make them in that color. I always liked that finish. You're pretty lucky to have one.
  3. bound'n'blocked


    Jan 25, 2010
    I haad a factory special run MIM Jazz in with a cherry burst flamed top. LOVED that bass. Wish I hadnt traded it now....

  4. bjabass


    Jan 10, 2011
    Mountain South
    I like mine a lot, put a Warmoth birdseye maple/birdseye maple neck on it, the original rosewood neck wasn't too stable....

    I looked around here and haven't seen another one yet.
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  6. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006
    Yep that's a stock finish and one of my favorites as well. Here's mine next to a vintage white bass I built a few years ago.
  7. bjabass


    Jan 10, 2011
    Mountain South
    Sweet! I like the white/gold look too...a little formal for my own use but I love seeing Nathan Easts Yammie
  8. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    They made them for several years. It is sometimes referred to as Sienna Sunburst. I had a 78 in that color that was stolen from me by my drummer in 1984. They are rare and I plan on getting another one this year.