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G&L El Toro color?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rusted247, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    Hey All,

    I have an 83 El Toro that I can't pinpoint the color. Candy Lemon, Metallic Gold or maybe a Shoreline Gold. I have not seen another El Toro like it. Any help would be apprecited!
     

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  2. match

    match Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Merced, CA 95340
    I think it's called "Simply Kickass"!
     
  3. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    deeper underground
    Nice bass there!

    Could it be Pearl White with a "patina" ?
     
  4. Agreed, 100%.
     
  5. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    Thanks Match! It's not white....I'll try to post another pic to capture the color more accurately.
     
  6. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    Thanks Templar! Here's another pic.
     

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  7. msact

    msact Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    Bucks Co, PA
    Cool bass! El Toro's are fantastic. I love mine.
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    That doesn't look like an aged white of any kind; much more like Shoreline Gold.

    I've never seen one that color, that's absolutely excellent!
     
  9. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    Thanks all! Yeah I'm leaning towards the Shoreline gold. This is the bass that started my G&L addiction. Traded a no name acoustic bass, Washburn 5 string and an Applause acoustic bass at a local Pawn. I think I did well:) Love my Toro!
     
  10. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    76227
    Shoreline is usually a little less gold than that. More silvery.

    Being a Saints fan, I love that color. I think it may be their old metallic gold. Which is much better looking than the new Yukon Gold Metallic which is really nasty.
     
  11. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    I think those were the only "gold" color options at that time. I may have to pull the neck off......go Saints!
     
  12. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    deeper underground
    In that pic it def looks like Gold. G&L made some very limited color offereings over the years, many seldom seen. There were Interceptors painted in various two-tone configs, for example.

    I've seen at least one gold L-2000 e-series (bdgotoh?). And I recently talked to a store in Austin about a '81 L-1000, supposedly in original gold finish.

    This was my Climax. The only "Goldburst" G&L I've seen to date.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. audreycashin

    audreycashin Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    long island, ny
    +1 especially because Chef hasn't seen it .....I feel more G&L GAS coming on.....
    :rollno:
     
  14. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    Anyone know where I could find a case for the Toro?
     
  15. AGH

    AGH Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Long Island NY
    Disclosures:
    All of the stuff I got for free wore out!
  16. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2002
  17. spufman

    spufman

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Wicked cool Toro!
     
  18. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2002
  19. spufman

    spufman

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Dunno, maybe initials of the builder or the intended color abbreviation - that Toro looks Greenish Gold!
     
  20. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Probably stands for Gold "on" Gold, ie matching headstock.
     



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