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Fender American Standard Jazz 2012

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gully35, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Gully35


    Apr 2, 2012
    Alright guys, happy Christmas!

    I sold my 1999 American standard p-bass on Sunday and I am about to order an American standard jazz 2012 model online.
    I'm torn between the Olympic white and sunburst ones. I've never seen a white one in the flesh, do they get marked easily etc.
    I'm familiar with the sunburst as my p-bass was this finish.
    Which looks better in your opinion? I can't decide!!!
  2. I like the Sunburst with black pickguard look. But in saying that, olympic white with black guard looks just as amazing. But if you're staying stock, I'd go for sunburst.
  3. Woofer


    Sep 24, 2008
    Oly with rosewood and tort. Win.
  4. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Go with what you know. Personally I am a fan of white finishes but if you like sunburst I am sure it will look amazing as well.
  5. soxhats

    soxhats Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    Is it rosewood board? Nothing beats oly white and rosewood!
  6. Gully35


    Apr 2, 2012
    Yeah both have rosewood necks and tortoise shell pickguards.
    I thought the white might look cool as I've never really seen anyone over here with one. I was just a bit concerned it might get covered in black marks pretty easily.
  7. Gully35


    Apr 2, 2012
    My old p-bass:

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  8. Oly and rosewood for moi, though I also have sunburst basses.
  9. BTW, you'll really like the 2012. Good custom shop pickups.
  10. To answer your question, no white doesn't get marked easily. No easier than any other color. White does look gorgeous with almost any color pickguard too, in case you might want to change it occasionally. Sunburst only really looks good with black or tort.
  11. Or anodized gold, IMO. You make a good point, though.
  12. I have both white and sunburst American Standards. No, white doesn't get marked easily, but sunburst has an advantage....if it gets dinged on the black edge, it is easier to fill (with fingernail polish) and polish out the ding. Been there, done that! :)

  13. ChadPaulJones


    Aug 8, 2012
    I have a 2012 AS Jazz in 3 tone sunburst, maple neck and tort guard........its gorgeous.
  14. Gully35


    Apr 2, 2012
    Hmm think I may go for for the white one based on the comments. Something different for a change!
  15. +1
  16. Swipter


    Sep 7, 2009
    So is this one of those basses you can order and not worry about it?
  17. Gully35


    Apr 2, 2012
    Well I live in Northern Ireland and it will be coming from a music shop in England, should be here the next day.
    You can return it within a 2 week period if your not happy with it.
  18. Tx Basser

    Tx Basser

    Jul 21, 2012

    Here is my 2010 American Standard Jazz. I love this guitar and she plays like a dream.
    But I have always loved sunburst/tort/rosewood Fender basses.

    Whichever you choose, I am sure you will be happy with it!
  19. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    This guy liked the white one. I like both...


    My '11 Am. Std. Jazz. As you can see, it looks different in different lighting:


  20. Gully35


    Apr 2, 2012
    Cool bass!