Fender jazz- gold or silver

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lukas86, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. I am set on getting a new american std. jazz, but the silver (blizzard) pearl wasn't in the shop I went to. They said I could order one but it would take around 8 weeks. On the way out I notice an older american series jazz in shoreline gold that really caught my eye.

    Now Im stuck between two old fashioned colours, silver or gold? I feel like Im in a jewellery store.

    At first I liked silver, but after reading how bad silver fades to an olive green, am swining towards the gold.

    Any opinions, If you had to choose between a silver and gold bass. ?
  2. bass_fish


    Oct 26, 2006
    the Netherlands
    do all silvers fade to green or just the inca silver ones? blizzard pearl isn't the same color/shade as inca silver, so maybe it won't fade?
    as far as your question goes: I don't like either color... so can't help you there...
  3. Splanky


    Jun 10, 2002
    Gothenburg Sweden
    Did you play the gold one?

    The 2008 MIA standard are really nice so if the gold one isnĀ“t "the one" i would go for the silver.


    Best of luck!
  4. I didn't think American Standard Jazz basses came in Shoreline Gold.
    Here are the color choices shown on the Fender website:
    Candy Cola Maple
    3-Color Sunburst Rosewood
    Olympic White Rosewood
    Black Rosewood
    Candy Cola Rosewood
    Blizzard Pearl Rosewood
    Charcoal Frost Metallic Rosewood
    3-Color Sunburst Maple
    Olympic White Maple
    Black Maple
    Blizzard Pearl Maple
    Charcoal Frost Metallic Maple

    I have a Shoreline Gold P Bass. They had it in the American Series for only a year or two. Fender is always switching up the colors.
    I was looking for a silver P Bass in 2006 and found that Fender had discontinued silver P basses and replaced them with gold P basses -- so I went gold.
  5. Hansel


    Jan 20, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario

    Haha sorry. I Have to stop doing that in every "what color new american std should i get".

    But get it.
  6. Marshall Man

    Marshall Man

    Jun 25, 2008
    I have a brand new 3-color sunburst with maple board on it's way from MF. I love that color combo. Shorline Gold is still pretty decent looking.
  7. Drucocu


    Jan 24, 2007
    go go go for gold!!!
  8. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006

    (couldn't resist)

    I'd wait an find a new American Standard to try out before you bought the old model.

    Then make your decision.
  9. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    Gold is better than silver, but the older bass won't have the 2008 upgrades (bridge, tuners, case).
  10. Fetzu


    Sep 6, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    'Twas thinking the same thing. I would go for silver. JMO