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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / 57 AVRI P-Bass White colors



Feb 3rd, 2019 03:27 AM   Edit   Profile  


Maby you can help me on this one guys.
Just bought a really nice 57R made in 1989.
It is vintage white or olympic white.
Question is.
When did Fender start making the reissue models in white blonde see-tru?
And my 89 bass. Is it made in nitro finish?
The originals ,made in 57 were blonde right?


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Feb 6th, 2019 06:41 AM   Edit   Profile  


Good questions.

My understanding is that the first of the Fullerton AVRI basses...which featured (among others) reissues of the 57 and 62 Precisions...first appeared in 1983, although I have seen reports over the years that the very first ones may have come from the very end of 82. I know the very earliest 83s seemed to have included some parts and appointments that dated to late in 82, which may be the reason why some believe the initial runs of these instruments happened in 82.

About the white color: It is my understanding that the white AVRI basses were Olympic white over alder.

See-through blonde generally refers to a thin blonde finish over ash wood bodies, which allows the grain of the wood below to see-through.

I am fairly sure the Fullerton reissues from the 1980s used only alder bodies, not ash.

Nice score for you...the custom color AVRIs from the 1980s are not easy to find.




Feb 8th, 2019 08:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for youre reply George.
A fellow bassplayer on the talkbass forum says the first
white blonde see-tru Reissues was introduced in 1999.
Before that, they were vintage white (probably alder)

This is really a great bass. I like it a lot. I used to have a two-tone 57. Made in the late 90's. Really wide neck on that one.
The white 57RI got now is mutch better.
I guess a good investment to. I paid 1175. pluss shipping. Not bad for a 30year old Precision bass.
I bet this 80s reissues will be popular in the future. not only the Fullertons Reissues. Just a feeling I got. What do you think?


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