Which pickguard on a Fender Road Worn Fiesta Red Jazz Bass???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassman81, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. bassman81


    Dec 13, 2013
    So I scored myself a Fender Road Worn Fiesta Red Jazz Bass, and I love it... It’s probably the nicest jazz bass I have ever player... But I’m just not sure which pick guard I like better... The original Tortoise shell, or just the plain white, which from my research, is what originally was on the 62/63 Fender Jazz Basses...

    Any thoughts?

  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I will be of NO help, I'm afraid.
    Those BOTH look great, I couldn't decide either.
  3. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Tort gets my vote. I love tort and fiesta red almost as much as tort and black.
  4. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Whichever sounds...uh...the best? no? uh never mind. :bag: :D
  5. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I don't like either of them but I think it would look great with a white pearl pickguard.
  6. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    The white is too stark on that relic'd bass. Tort or mint, IMO.
  7. Another vote for tort. It really makes the bass blend together (Color wise) and helps transition that darker rosewood board to the bright red. Maybe if the white was worn/relic'd I would enjoy it more, but as it stands tort has my vote
  8. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Mint green if the FR is of a more salmon hue. White if it is of a more tomato soup hue.

    Here's the Ox's Frankenstein at auction:

    I like tort on FR, but only if its a rosewood board.
  9. Justice4trance


    Sep 20, 2013
  10. Parzival


    Jun 16, 2013
    You're gonna want that Tort on that bass.
  11. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    The white looks better out of the two, but if it were up to me it would have a single ply black guard. I just don't understand the love for tort on anything other than white.
  12. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Crap...I missed the pic and my brain kept saying P bass/maple

    Most definitely tort on that J bird.
  13. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump

    Jan 27, 2010
    Tort looks like the better of the two IMO. A white pearloid guard may look good too.
  14. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    Black abalone.
  15. bassman81


    Dec 13, 2013
    I stuck with the tort, I think it suits the bass better ;)
  16. how about ano gold?

    oh wait they probably don't make those for Js :atoz: