New Fender Antigua models...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by moonshinegtrs, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
  2. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

    Aug 23, 2011
    i'd be pissed if somebody threw up on my bass. No offence to those who like it, but I can't ever see myself buying a bass painted like that. Unless it was blue instead of that yellowish-green colour I see....
  3. birdman14


    Feb 7, 2011
    :O, I love antiqua! That p looks really nice. I wonder if these are just Mexican standards w/ special paint?
  4. JonKim

    JonKim Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Wow I'm getting one!
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  6. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    I'm not sure, but it looks that way. If it is, it's pricey, but I still would love to have one.

    I remember a music store that I worked at had both a P & a J bass in Antigua in the early eighties... They were both new, they couldn't give them away. I didn't like them then, but Man, I really want one now!

    Moonshine :bassist:
  7. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    We used to call those "snot burst". I always liked 'em.
  8. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    mmm.... boogerburst!
  9. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science!

    Nov 12, 2006
    Nashville, TN USA
    Please see Profile for Endorsement disclosures
    I think it's cool Fender is re-releasing some! And, at a lower price point. I'm lucky to have an original '78 P-Fretless, but might be tempted to get a new matching Jazz!
  10. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member


    It is a shame they made it a mexican, that colour deserves at least Japanese treatment, that thing looks AMAZING!

    If it were an American, well, I guess I'd be buying two basses this month I shouldn't have
  11. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Yeah but I bet the people who own the vintage ones, and probably paid out the nose for them becuase they're rare, are glad that there's only a new Mexican version. A new American version would probably diminish the value of the vintage ones.

    ...I love the snotburst.
  12. I want one of each! Looks like MIM, though.
  13. bigalbass


    Dec 12, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Hmmmm. I was thinking of having a custom Antigua burst jazz made. I guess I'll wait and try one of these out now.
  14. birdman14


    Feb 7, 2011
    Scotch, I just realized why I was gasing to add a fretless neck on to one of these! Your 78 precision is absolutely gorgeous.
  15. crobasster


    Jun 16, 2009
    Bravo Fender!
  16. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Chester, Pa.,USA
    I would LOVE one, don't care where it's made.
    It's just too bad that by the time I could save up enough money, they'll likely be OOP. However, since I'm planning on trying to save up for a new AM.STD. Fender P-bass anyway, this , if it's still around when I've saved enough, might be a viable alternative for me. Any ideas on how long these FSR's usually hang around?
  17. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    I'm waiting for the bowling ball re-issues.
    Whay years were they made?
    Each instrument was really an original finish.
  18. I've always dug that specialty color. The 60's Antigua burst was more grey and the 70's was greener. The pics look more greyish to me, FWIW.
  19. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Almost had me. If it were USA, I'd be all over that.
  20. did a google search and one place had a "comin soon" page for the basses and the P was at $750 retail. i'd consider getting one of these 'cause i always thought they looked pretty cool, but i'd like to see it and play it in person, but i also wouldn't be bummed if i missed out on it, especially because fender's been doing a bunch of special runs lately and i'm sure something cooler might come up haha
  21. Dluxe

    Dluxe Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Looks like 70's spacing on the Jazz.