One for the Vintage Fender Buffs (Mint Green Pickguard Content)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Madcity Fats, Jul 25, 2013.


  1. Madcity Fats

    Madcity Fats Supporting Member

    May 28, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Just curious. Fender offers a '62 P Bass pickguard replacement in mint green. But I can't recall ever seeing one on a true '62 P. Was this a thing? Maybe a custom color option only? Or is Fender playing with history here? I know they were common on strats and so forth and some Jazz bass color combos. P basses too? Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  2. Madcity Fats

    Madcity Fats Supporting Member

    May 28, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Anyone? Bueller?
     
  3. stanley00

    stanley00

    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    I could be wrong, but I don't think mint green was ever actually a legit pickguard color. Rather it was the black middle layer bleeding through the white top layer of the older black/white/black pickguards as they aged. I'm pretty sure the modern "mint greent" is just a replication of that.
     
  4. The mint green is just what some of the white pickguards aged to look like.
     
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