What finish does Fender call this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pd_5string, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. I believe that's "Tobacco Burst" (Or Tobacco Sunburst)...

    although for the colors listed they have:

    (820) Amber,
    (831) Aged Cherry Sunburst,
    (838) Crimson Red Transparent,
    (852) Tobacco Sunburst
    (Polyurethane Finish)

    it might be Aged Cherry Sunburst if not Tobacco
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I have always heard it called "tobacco burst." The distinction being that it fades from a chocolate (tobacco spit) brown instead of a black/brown like the traditional sunburst.

    I am not sure if Fender coined the phrase or if they still use it.

  3. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado

    That's the quilt-top version of the FMT Jazz PD. They also have a flamed top option. I've never been able to put my hands on one of those as of yet. The stores in my area just don't stock them. :(

    EDIT: Looks like a few others had the goods before me. :)
  4. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    I know it is quilt, but the jury is still out on whether it is Tobacco or Aged Cherry. I am probably going to order this bass, but a 4 stringer.


  5. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
  6. Sunburst. Tobaccoburst. I love them all.

    The only one that I don't like is when the pipesburst! :p

    Mike J.
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Bear in mind you won't really have an idea of the figuring until you see it. Check out both pages of Munji's thread: fmt
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It's the tobacco sunburst over quilt. The aged cherry is more red. Mine and Brads are just plain amber.