New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by JSutter » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:30 pm

Who buys these things? LOL. Ugly.

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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by Stephen_42 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:33 am

I'm not sure if this is a popular or unpopular opinion, but that's one of the ugliest finishes any guitar can come in.

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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by NachoMan77 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:28 am

To my eyes the main problem with Antigua is the painted pickguard. They do look like shit to start with. Drop in a regular white or black pg instead and it becomes more passable.

Also, when Antigua turns into rotten avocado burst its ugly as hell.

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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by Danley » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:57 pm

I actually sort of prefer it green-Ish. I’ve seen them green so long, the lighter ones just make me want to adjust the photo’s white balance. My problem with the pickguard is different; I like the fact they duplicated the pattern, but know it will also wear down really quickly given any playtime (I don’t like relics.)
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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by mackerelmint » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:45 pm

Gimme a nice green one with a black guard on there. Beautiful.
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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by ChristheRat » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:08 am

Oh man. I like that they make this as an option, cause variety, but god I think it’s so ugly... I just saw a toronado in Antigua, but that had to be a custom job?
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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by Tehz_ » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:29 am

Jeez, I guess I must be in the small minority of folks who love Antigua. I also love the mid-60’s Fender target bursts (prefer ‘em to standard 3TSB, in fact), so it ain’t anything new to me. More of them for me :freako:

I’m not crazy about the Mustang here but I am pretty seriously into the Jazz Bass. Under a grand USD (before shipping/fees) is pretty damn solid, too.

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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by Maggieo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:47 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Man, there's no antigua P bass. :(

Years ago I saw one in a shop, it had yellowed to a lovely shade almost of avocado and had a black pickguard. That thing was sexy. Antigua looks good with black guards, but pretty ooky with the normal ones. Anyway, I wanna antigua PJ with a black guard.
A black pickguard is, for me, the only choice for antigua guitars and basses.
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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by mackerelmint » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:04 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:47 am
mackerelmint wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Man, there's no antigua P bass. :(

Years ago I saw one in a shop, it had yellowed to a lovely shade almost of avocado and had a black pickguard. That thing was sexy. Antigua looks good with black guards, but pretty ooky with the normal ones. Anyway, I wanna antigua PJ with a black guard.
A black pickguard is, for me, the only choice for antigua guitars and basses.
I'm right there with you. Avocado and black, that's the stuff. Though I suspect that a ~*faux woodgrain*~ guard and chrome hardware would be pretty glorious in a retro kitchen kind of way.

Shit, a Bass VI would be perfect for that, you'd get the chrome plates and the 4 switches on there. Ooooooh. Ideas...
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Re: New Antigua guitars from Fender Japan including a Mustang!!

Post by Maggieo » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:25 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Maggieo wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:47 am
mackerelmint wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Man, there's no antigua P bass. :(

Years ago I saw one in a shop, it had yellowed to a lovely shade almost of avocado and had a black pickguard. That thing was sexy. Antigua looks good with black guards, but pretty ooky with the normal ones. Anyway, I wanna antigua PJ with a black guard.
A black pickguard is, for me, the only choice for antigua guitars and basses.
I'm right there with you. Avocado and black, that's the stuff. Though I suspect that a ~*faux woodgrain*~ guard and chrome hardware would be pretty glorious in a retro kitchen kind of way.

Shit, a Bass VI would be perfect for that, you'd get the chrome plates and the 4 switches on there. Ooooooh. Ideas...
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