seventies fender sunbursts

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pil101, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. pil101


    Jul 8, 2000
    i was just wondering why there seems to be such a difference in 70' fender bursts? i really like the look of these compared to todays. it seems they were a deeper yellow or something. did cbs change the process or something when they took over?
  2. Consider age and what it does to paint.
  3. My '74 Jazz Sunburst doesn't look that great to me, at least when you comare it to anything newer. It looks like pea soup. I always thought they used a certain type of polyester topcoat that didn't age too well.
  4. I don't know if you're referring to it, but after 1960 something (around 65) the old sunburst process was changed to a "target" burst, which was kept for a while. The gradient was less subtle, and it was basically black, red, yellow. Kind of ugly IMO.


    Compared to:


    The 70s seems yellower, and you can see the greater distinction between layers.