New Fender colour - Rose Gold - on an American Pro

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  1. Wrighty

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    I think the "no more ash" was just for regular production line USA and MIM models; Fender is saving ash for Custom Shop and limited edtions - plus I would be really surprised if they don't save some for the American Original '50s Teles.
     
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    I like it!
     
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    Looks a lot like the copper or “penny” colors they’ve been putting out. I love those colors. I also really dig the Midnight Rose color that PRS is doing on the Silver Sky model.
     
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    Rose gold is iPhone slang for anodised pink?

    Gentlemen, please?

    Makes me feel like I need to drink a pint of butterscotch out of a U shaped glass - which I will set down on a bakelite mat

    The stress of this means I need to seek release from my 50s baja. Brb
     
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    I don't like the Pearloid pickguard - I can't get past that, so..........

    You would think, if there's only a limited amount of ash available, that they would stop doing solid finish color offerings.

    However there's always at least some ash that's just cosmetically not pleasant to see - paint grade ash, if you will.

    What does this tell us about the quality of the wood in this body?
     
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    Looks like faded burgundy to me
     
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    I’m with @Fretting out here — looks a lot like Burgundy Mist, which Fender are doing on the MIM Mustang and the AO 60s Tele, maybe a bit more muted.
     
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    Nice color!
     
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    I don't think it tells us anything about the quality of the wood. A given grade of wood that's additionally categorized as "paint grade" is still the same grade of wood.
     
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    My very first Strat.....a MIJ....was Burgundy Mist Metallic. VERY similar to this color.
     
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    Just for reference, and for those wondering why the ash isn't used for a blonde finish...

    The photographs are what I found when I stripped a Fender MIM stratocaster body. (The blue/green stuff is from me spilling "miracle gro" on it). This is what "paint grade" means. It means 4 or 5 pieces of scrap wood are glued together, and those strips have knots in them and can't be used on a finish that shows the wood.
     
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    Makes sense.........in so far as these things ever do!
     
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    Fender did a run of these for Guitar Center/Musician's Friend late last year; I suspect that this run for the UK (or maybe EU) was probably already in the works before they instituted the ash restrictions a couple of months ago.
     
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    I like the color! I wonder how solid rosewood would feel on the neck. I'm not a big fan of the solid mahogany necks I've tried, they feel too "grainy" for me. I have some furniture made out of rosewood and it is quite smooth...hmmm
     
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    I can't be the only guy who looks at a piece of wood or joined up pieces of wood, dislikes what he sees, abandons his plans to coat it in a clear or toned finish and just paints it in an opaque coating.

    When a guy owns a body, that's his property and he can rusticate it or paint over beautiful grain or whatever he likes. But I reserve the right to disapprove.

    Btw I'm not talking so much about the quality of the wood - I'm talking about the appearance.
     
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    Right. That's what I'm talking about, too.
     
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