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2012 American Special P Bass (HoneyBurst)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Buster Brown, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. So, I am walking through a store yesterday in Kentucky, like I tend to do to "de-compress" and there, hanging way up on the wall is a brand new 2012 American Special Precision in honey burst! Hadn't seen 'em before.....

    It now belongs to me!




    Sorry about the crappy pics - My cell phone did the best it can do...

    I have to have it mailed home - Good thing actually....It will give me a little time to tell my Wife......:scowl:

    Oh well....early Christmas present to myself, I guess! :hyper:
  2. Sharp! Throw a tort guard on it :)
  3. I'd say black guard & flats!
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  4. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Wow that's nice! The finish looks aged. I dig it...good job :)
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  5. Thanks! The store dude says it is ash, but honestly, with the hand-rubbed finish, it's a little difficult to tell ( as far as I know, earlier models are alder) but it makes no difference to me, actually.

    I wandered over to the GC site and, unfortunately, they are still too new to have a description listed, but after playing it for 5 minutes, I was sold. I love the fit and especially the finish and look. I was torn a while back when Fender came out with the hand-rubbed mahogany finishes but after buying this - I'm glad I waited.

    Thanks again!
  6. Haven't decided if I'm goona change the guard yet - but Oh Yes! Flats WILL be installed!! :)
  7. 6pack Jon

    6pack Jon

    Jul 6, 2006
    Queens, NY
    Congrats! Been trying to get to the store to try one out. Gf keeps bass blocking.
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  8. WOW :eek: That is gorgeous! Congrats. I wish I could walk in to GC and walk out with a bass on a whim.. Color me jealous!
  9. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    Great looking bass! The necks on those Specials are great!
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  10. I played one of those around here too. It was nice and light and rang like a bell.

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  11. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    WOW... Drop dead wow...
  12. tinman 1967

    tinman 1967

    Mar 6, 2010
    Nice. I went into guitar center over the weekend for some speak on connectors, and the store clerk was noodling on that very same bass. I commented on how nice it was, so he handed it to me where I fiddled a bit with it. It really is a beauty!
    He told me he was planning on purchasing it in a few days if it was still for sale.
    The finish is really great. Super light, and as others have said, the neck feels great . I have researched the honey finish and have come up with nothing. Now I know that at least 2 exist:smug:
  13. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Very nice!
  14. That might be the first time I've liked a plain white PG EVER!
  15. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    Whoa! That is nice! I also think it looks perfect as is.

    I never played a P Special but I did try out a J Special last weekend that was a very good player. Very punchy sound as well.

  16. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Same here. It's a beauty on that finish. I hope they're still making it next year some time. I may get me one.
  17. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Beautiful bass. I love my American Special Precision and I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.
  18. I saw one of those at my local GC. Beautiful bass, but I couldn't really evaluate it because the setup was so awful.
  19. bonga_rascal


    Sep 9, 2010
    I got a precision some time back and I absolutely love every freaking P-bass that I see. Yours looks great man! Very unique colour scheme you got going there. Have fun with here.

    P.S - Which flats are you gonna be installing?
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  20. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    So is this a forgiveness bass or a permission bass? Or worse, a revenge bass? Anyway, it looks great! Congratulations, I hope.