New Fender Antigua models...

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  1. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member

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  2. Geroi Asfalta

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    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

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

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    Wow I'm getting one!
     
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  6. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member

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    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

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

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    mmm.... boogerburst!
     
  9. scotch

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    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

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    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

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    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. fettbass

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    I want one of each! Looks like MIM, though.
     
  13. bigalbass

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    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

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    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

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    Fabulous!
    Bravo Fender!
     
  16. Batmensch

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    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

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    I'm waiting for the bowling ball re-issues.
    Whay years were they made?
    Each instrument was really an original finish.
     
  18. Mr. Pickles

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    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

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    Almost had me. If it were USA, I'd be all over that.
     
  20. KyleSerlington

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    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

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    Looks like 70's spacing on the Jazz.
     

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