Favorite Vintage Fender Color

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jenderfazz, Sep 3, 2003.

Favorite vintage Fender color?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2003.
  1. 2/3 Color Sunburst

    28 vote(s)
  2. Inca/Firemist Silver

    2 vote(s)
  3. Dakota/Fiesta/Candy Apple Red

    12 vote(s)
  4. Lake Placid/Daphne/Sonic Blue

    13 vote(s)
  5. Olympic White

    20 vote(s)
  6. Black

    2 vote(s)
  7. Firemist/Shoreline Gold/Blond

    8 vote(s)
  8. Shell Pink/Burgundy Mist

    1 vote(s)
  9. Sherwood/Foam/Surf Green

    7 vote(s)
  10. Other

    4 vote(s)
  1. For you Fender fans out there... which is your favorite vintage color? If it's not listed there, pick the approximate color closest to yours. I tried to keep it vintage, so basically these are colors that were around in the 50s-70s. I personally love the look of sunbursts, especially 3 color. I love blond too.
  2. Exedore


    Nov 15, 2002
    Pasadena, Ca, USA
    There's just something about the butterscotch blonde w/ black pickguard that looks so cool. Sunburst would have been a close second...
    Who voted other without posting what their color was?
  3. I like all of the old fender colors but, here are some of my faves, (not in any order)

    1. 3 Color Sunburst
    2. lake placid blue
    3. olympic white w/a black guard on 70's P-basses and tortis on Jazzes and 60's P-basses.
    4. daphne blue is kinda cool too.
    5. C.A.R., I love those 75 reissue jazzes! (but it looks great on anything)

    I personally find some of the new colors pretty gross.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Oly White or Natural with a black pickguard :)
  5. Natural! That's the one I forgot. Well it's not really a "color", so I get away with it!
  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Well, it's a tinted finish if I recall, so it counts. You lose :p
  7. Boooo! :D Guess Natural is just "Other" then. Also, post what pickguard colors you find suit your paintjob the most! I'm old-skool, Sunburst/TortoiseShell, it's the classic look (and I've got me one just like that!).

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    For 60's Jazz basses, my favorite has to be Sherwood Green Metalic though I like Olympic white too. For 70's Jazz basses, C.A.R. with matching headstock is it!
  9. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Inca silver..... really nice colour!!!
  10. I have serious GAS over a 51 P-bass in Sunburst. While it's only a two-tone deal, can you imagine what it would look like in three-tone? Wowza.
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I like the 3 tone sunburst with tortiseshell. Tobacco sunburst is my 2nd favorite w/ gold anodized pickguard.

    I like Daphne Blue and Surf Green.

    Olympic White is also very classic.
  12. Don't know if it's old enough to count, but I have a real liking for Anitgua!

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sea foam green and Candy apple red are personal favorites of mine. Both of these colors bring jazz basses to a new level desireability.These colors work very well with matching headstocks.
  14. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Natural blond with the black pickguard as stated earlier.

    I kinda have a linking for the Seafoam Green too.
  15. Butterscotch blonde w/Black pick guard
  16. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    I voted the green category, seafoam is the color of my 70 RI.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Great avater thats from reload right:bassist:
  18. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I'm a sucker for CAR myself. I was able to resist my Roscoe Beck 5 GAS until I found one for sale in that color. Yes, with matching headstock :cool: