Japanese Fender Jazz Bass Special colors?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pcollin, Nov 30, 2017.


  1. pcollin

    pcollin

    Dec 22, 2005
    Portland, Maine
    I'm a BIG fan of those mid-80s Japanese Fender Jazz Bass Specials. I just picked up a VERY cool and beautiful sounding fretless version but it's in this sort of weird/cool gold/green color with the usual black painted neck/head and tuners. It's very 80s looking and I do kinda like it but I've never seen one of these basses in this color. Not sure if it's original or aftermarket painted. I've seen 'em in Black, white, red and a sort of purple but not this. Does anybody know if this is an original Fender color? The bass is great and I doubt I'll change its looks. Just curious. I'll post a pic tomorrow.
     
  2. Tbone76

    Tbone76

    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    The color is most likely Pewter. It's a gray metallic, but the clearcoat tended to yellow with that finish, and that makes it turn greyish-green. Post pics if you can, and congrats, they are great basses!
     
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  3. Tbone76

    Tbone76

    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Here's a fretless Jazz Bass Special that I recently owned, and it's Pewter. You can see the greenish tint.
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  4. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    yes original color. what tbone said.
     
  5. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Virginia
    Mine too. Bought it new. People love my "silver green bass"
     
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