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Gold P Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Milo, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Joe Milo

    Joe Milo

    Nov 1, 2009
    Geneva Ohio
    For my collection of Fender bass guitars to be complete I need a P bass. I have the PJ and the Jazz.... I'm talking pickup styles here. Not different body styles like the Lyte,Aerodyne,Stu Hamm...etc.

    Someone here on this site owns the MOST gorgeous gold colored Fender I have ever seen (to me anyways)..... It just oozed pure sexiness and sophistication. For the life of me I can't recall the thread it was posted on and I spent 4 hours last night surfing this site to find it.
    Once my band starts gigging again I am saving up for a P bass in natural ash or alder so I can buy it then refinish it.
    Can you Fellas help a brutha out and post some pics of Gold P basses? I'm almost sure the one I saw had a matching headstock as well..........Thanks mucho!
  2. LuvMusic


    Aug 18, 2007
    Oak Park, IL
  3. Joe Milo

    Joe Milo

    Nov 1, 2009
    Geneva Ohio
    I saw that Adam Clayton sig bass. It is so gaudy that It makes me want to like it! I am not a fan of metal flake like that bass has at all! I am a fan of Adam tho. Of course I grew up in the early to late 80's and would listen to U2 all the time.
  4. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Warmoth or G&L LB-100.

    G&L will do Shoreline Gold even though it isn't in their color list.
  5. LuvMusic


    Aug 18, 2007
    Oak Park, IL
    Another option came to mind. Get a custom build. I'm sure there are many builders but one that came to mind (since I've seen much of his beautiful restore work here on TB) is John K.

    Seems very knowledgeable and is a Fender expert, has many happy clients.

    Looks like a shoreline gold P with matching head stock would come in around $3000.00

    Link: http://johnkvintageguitars.homestead.com/order.html
  6. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    I'm putting this one together...

    It's getting a maple neck, going to build it out as a seventies Precision.

    Moonshine :bassist:
  7. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    This is Chef's '74. It's not the one you were thinking of as it has a strange, non-standard pickup ( ;) ) and non-matching headstock:


    Marc Chassay's custom shop:

  8. Labi


    Jun 14, 2006
  9. Not sure about black pick guard! Gold looks more like a drum finish!

  10. Hi everybody,

    Yes, it's my Adam Clayton custom shop. It has a matching headstock. I'm not THAT fond of the color but the sound is amazing partly due to the Abby's pick-ups. BTW, I paid 4200$ canadian dollars for it from Lauzon Music in Ottawa, not 5200$.
  11. LuvMusic


    Aug 18, 2007
    Oak Park, IL
    For what the asking price is, it should be!
  12. bostonasphalt2

    bostonasphalt2 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Field of man, MA
  13. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    You probably saw one of the 1982 gold Jazz Basses. They're not matching headstock, but do have factory gold hardware on a great gold body finish (that is not a heavy metallic flake).
  14. tedw


    Jun 13, 2006
    Northwest U.S.
  15. mcfuzzykins


    Mar 2, 2013
    pickguard is actually way sparkly than the flake finish

    Attached Files:

  16. rojo412

    rojo412 Walnut is fun! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    This gold?

  17. 7d4861c0.


    But thinking of your description, I guess it's this one:

    If I recall correctly it's a '63 with a replaced neck somewhere in the seventies.
  18. Joe Milo

    Joe Milo

    Nov 1, 2009
    Geneva Ohio
    Thanks guys those are all great pics and ideas......

    Haven't seen the pic posted yet........ Mr. Fingers posted a pic that was the closest to what I remember so far.......
  19. VJC


    Dec 5, 2016
    This may be the one you saw.

    Attached Files:

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