Jade Pearl Metallic is a new color that Fender has introduced with its 2012 line of American Standard basses and guitars. I’m still on the fence as to whether I like it or not. On the one hand I think it looks pretty cool on the P Bass pictured below with the maple fretboard, but on the other hand it seems a bit drab, maybe even ugly. I have only seen images of it online and it seems to be one of those hard to photograph colors. In some photos, like the two posted here, it looks to be a shimmering army green, while in others, such as the photo I used as the lead in to this post, it looks more like a gun-metal gray.
I would guess that the new Jade Pearl Metallic color won’t be around too long, soon making it one of those rare to find colors. If you’re in the market for a new bass it might be worth checking out as it may actually add value to it down the road.
Some colors you have to see in person to truly appreciate and I have a feeling that is the case here.
What do you think, do you like the new color or not?