Dave_Mc
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looks more like vintage white to me. i thought olympic white was more of a pure white (or maybe that's alpine white i'm thinking of ). I'm no expert on colour terminology, though

EDIT: this might help http://www.fender.com/en-GB/support/color-chart/ from that, olympic white is more cream than i thought (). but i'm not sure it's as creamy as the one you posted, either. that being said, if the one you posted has a nitro finish it'll have decoloured with age, so all bets are off...

also it looks like what i was thinking of was arctic white, not alpine white
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Fundis
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#3
Yep!
But is seems to me like it is hard to find vintage whites these days!
Roc8995
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Fender finishes are often impossible to distinguish, especially in pictures. The blues and greens especially seem to change year to year.

That finish could certainly be Vintage or Olympic white, or even Desert Sand or Pearl White that's been gigged in a smoky bar for a few years. I've even seen some butterscotch finishes that were thick enough that they looked like that. So call it Vintage White if that seems closest, but it could easily be something else.

Fender colors are more suggestions than actual descriptors.
stonyman65
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I'm pretty sure that is what they consider "vintage white".

As Dave said, Fender's "white" colors are confusing as hell sometimes. Vintage white, Olympic white, Arctic white, Pearl white.... Unless you see them all side-by-side, it's kinda hard to tell which one is which.

What ever happened to just"white" or "aged white"? Why do we need 20 different ****ing variations?
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Roc8995
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Because people like and buy all of them.

Ever been to a paint store? They've got 120 shades of 'off-white' there. They've got off-white that's so far off white that it's red.
stonyman65
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Because people like and buy all of them.

Ever been to a paint store? They've got 120 shades of 'off-white' there. They've got off-white that's so far off white that it's red.


I know, but that doesn't make it any less stupid.

I mean, I'm all for lots of color choices, but seriously? Do we really need 120 choices of "off-white" like you mentioned? It's starting to get kind of ridiculous.

On the other hand.... Ibanez only has two colors these days - gloss black and matte black
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Roc8995
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I don't see why not. There a billion shades of blue, why not six shades of white/cream/tan gradient?

I get that people think of white and think that's only one color, so maybe they should just stick with Arctic White and rename the rest something else? It seems that the problem is more that they're calling stuff white that isn't actually white.
stonyman65
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It seems that the problem is more that they're calling stuff white that isn't actually white.


Yeah, that too. I wouldn't mind that stuff to be labeled as "creme" or some type of yellow.

There just isn't really that much difference IMO..
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Dave_Mc
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On the other hand.... Ibanez only has two colors these days - gloss black and matte black


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