First rebuild - shoreline gold

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Shooz, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Shooz


    Jun 2, 2013
    So I bought Geddy Lee’s “big beautiful book of basses” and fell in love with his 1963 shoreline gold jazz Bass. Only one thing to do, refinish one to catch that vibe, so my 70’s Squier VM jazz would have to become my victim.

    So what is left of the original bass....?
    the body, the bridge, the chrome plate for the pots, and for now, the pickups.

    The rest is all new, but necessary for the required look i was going for. Not going to lie, I had some big help with painting, some rewiring, and cleanup of the new Fender neck. I know my limitations, but I’m good with that and in the end, I’m jazzed about the jazz.

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  2. Wow, man. That looks great. Nice paint job!
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  3. Shooz


    Jun 2, 2013
    Thanks Joe, I love it too and I’m glad I had huge help from some real pros, they killed it. I’m afraid it wouldn’t look nearly as nice if left to my own skills at painting.
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  4. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Looks like super work. I love to do that kind of stuff as well, and like you, areas that are above my pay grade get farmed out. Nice. :thumbsup:
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  5. Shooz


    Jun 2, 2013
    Thanks, it was a fun project and definitely, no reason to let pride let you end up with a bass you would not be happy with.
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  6. deluxejusa


    Jan 30, 2012
    Who did you purchase the paint from? Thanks!
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  7. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Very well executed facelift!
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  8. Shooz


    Jun 2, 2013
    I did a lot of searching and emailing “guitar reranch”, very helpful and from reviews, great products. In the end, I had the final finishing done with the help of an auto body repair shop, and honestly, I don’t know who their supplier is. They took great interest in helping and researching the original Fender color, I think they had fun too.
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  9. Shooz


    Jun 2, 2013
    Thank you, I needed help along the way, glad I had people I could trust readily available to assist and keep me from making mistakes.
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  10. Very nice! :thumbsup: I love shorline gold.
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  11. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Wow! Looks great! Shoreline Gold is such a great Fender color.
  12. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Same method I use.:thumbsup:
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  13. That's really nice man! One classy Jazz bass.;)
  14. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Beautiful job!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
  15. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi Shooz :)

    You whant a good paint job? Let a painter do the job! :D

    Awesome colour! :drool: (you upgraded from an Indonesian scooter to a Pontiac :D)

    I love all the custom car colours on Fenders (they represent what was hip when the basses or guitars came out)



    Fender used DuPont colours (or maybe I should write colors :D) see above.

    DuPont still makes them, but you won't get all of them in rattle cans.

    They are produced for pros who need these color's for vintage cars.

    You need the right equipment to spray them.


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  16. Shooz


    Jun 2, 2013
    You are 100% correct, I let professionals do it right. Yes, in all my research it was often discussed how Fender colors were based on automotive colors, specifically DuPont. Hilarious on the “scooter to Pontiac”, yes, I feel it was a great upgrade. I considered Sea Foam as well but dang that gold got me every time.

    thanks for all the info and positive feedback!
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  17. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
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  18. Gorgeous!
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  19. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    nice job, ya dont see shoreline gold very often
  20. You can say it loud! :thumbsup: (IMO)
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