Fender American Standard Jazz 2012

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  1. Gully35

    Gully35

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    Alright guys, happy Christmas!

    I sold my 1999 American standard p-bass on Sunday and I am about to order an American standard jazz 2012 model online.
    I'm torn between the Olympic white and sunburst ones. I've never seen a white one in the flesh, do they get marked easily etc.
    I'm familiar with the sunburst as my p-bass was this finish.
    Which looks better in your opinion? I can't decide!!!
     
  2. El Raro

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    I like the Sunburst with black pickguard look. But in saying that, olympic white with black guard looks just as amazing. But if you're staying stock, I'd go for sunburst.
     
  3. Woofer

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    Oly with rosewood and tort. Win.
     
  4. purfektstranger

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    Go with what you know. Personally I am a fan of white finishes but if you like sunburst I am sure it will look amazing as well.
     
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  6. soxhats

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    Is it rosewood board? Nothing beats oly white and rosewood!
     
  7. Gully35

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    Yeah both have rosewood necks and tortoise shell pickguards.
    I thought the white might look cool as I've never really seen anyone over here with one. I was just a bit concerned it might get covered in black marks pretty easily.
     
  8. Gully35

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    My old p-bass:
     

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  9. Pet Sounds

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    Oly and rosewood for moi, though I also have sunburst basses.
     
  10. Pet Sounds

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    BTW, you'll really like the 2012. Good custom shop pickups.
     
  11. EagleMoon

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    To answer your question, no white doesn't get marked easily. No easier than any other color. White does look gorgeous with almost any color pickguard too, in case you might want to change it occasionally. Sunburst only really looks good with black or tort.
     
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    Or anodized gold, IMO. You make a good point, though.
     
  13. The Birdman

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    I have both white and sunburst American Standards. No, white doesn't get marked easily, but sunburst has an advantage....if it gets dinged on the black edge, it is easier to fill (with fingernail polish) and polish out the ding. Been there, done that! :)

    Roger
     
  14. ChadPaulJones

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    I have a 2012 AS Jazz in 3 tone sunburst, maple neck and tort guard........its gorgeous.
     
  15. Gully35

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    Hmm think I may go for for the white one based on the comments. Something different for a change!
     
  16. Ed_in_NE_Ohio

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    +1
     
  17. Swipter

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    So is this one of those basses you can order and not worry about it?
     
  18. Gully35

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    Well I live in Northern Ireland and it will be coming from a music shop in England, should be here the next day.
    You can return it within a 2 week period if your not happy with it.
     
  19. Tx Basser

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    Here is my 2010 American Standard Jazz. I love this guitar and she plays like a dream.
    But I have always loved sunburst/tort/rosewood Fender basses.

    Whichever you choose, I am sure you will be happy with it!
     
  20. Jeff K

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    This guy liked the white one. I like both...

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    My '11 Am. Std. Jazz. As you can see, it looks different in different lighting:

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