G&L El Toro color?

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  1. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

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    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

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    I think it's called "Simply Kickass"!
  3. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    Nice bass there!

    Could it be Pearl White with a "patina" ?
  4. millsbass5

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    Agreed, 100%.
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  6. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

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    Thanks Match! It's not white....I'll try to post another pic to capture the color more accurately.
  7. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

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    Thanks Templar! Here's another pic.

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  8. msact

    msact Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool bass! El Toro's are fantastic. I love mine.
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    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!
  10. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

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    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!
  11. StrangerDanger

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    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.
  12. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

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

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    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]
  14. audreycashin

    audreycashin Supporting Member

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    +1 especially because Chef hasn't seen it .....I feel more G&L GAS coming on.....
    :rollno:
  15. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

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    Anyone know where I could find a case for the Toro?
  16. AGH

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  17. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

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    Thanks AGH!
  18. spufman

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    Wicked cool Toro!
  19. rusted247

    rusted247 Supporting Member

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    Thanks Spufman!
  20. spufman

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    Dunno, maybe initials of the builder or the intended color abbreviation - that Toro looks Greenish Gold!
  21. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

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    Probably stands for Gold "on" Gold, ie matching headstock.

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