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How will the current American Standard Fenders age?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sigmafloyd, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. sigmafloyd


    May 1, 2011
    I'm curious how the finish on the 2008 and beyond fenders will age over time. In particular, if they will ever get that dried out resonance that vintage basses have. I know they aren't nitro, but the coat is supposed to be thinner. Thoughts?
  2. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    Only time will tell.
  3. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Let me check...I'll get back to you in about 25 years.
  4. I think the way my us 2012 jazz bass ages will depend partly on how I look after it.

    One thing I am fairly confident about is I will likely age worse than my guitar lol :)
  5. DudeLeap


    Feb 11, 2013
  6. DudeLeap


    Feb 11, 2013
  7. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Depends on its diet, exercise and sleep habits. :)
    Personally, I wish I could undo about a thousand cheesesteak subs and about 10,000 cheeseburgers!!!
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    My 2002precision with poly is still near bullet proof.

    My 2010 Precision V is marred from general use on the back. Plays, feels and sounds great.
  9. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    From personal experience, I can attest to the truth of this statement... :bawl:
  10. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Still a pretty thick finish on the 2008+ MIA standards..... I would expect it would take most players 10+ years to wear thru to the wood where your arm rests, as an example.... And this would be with heavy use.

    These basses won't be looking like roadworns any time soon IMO/IME.
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I'm not really picky about maintaining "showroom condition" of my basses, but I'd leave the road-worn look to either REAL vintage pieces, or at least period-correct pieces. That aesthetic only holds attraction for me on those instruments.

    Like if I bought a new Corvette, I'd not be anxiously anticipating it gaining that "been around Riverside a few too many laps" patina. If I had a vintage '67, I'd expect it.