The antigua finish originally appeared in 1966, and was apparently serendipitous in that it was designed to hide a bodged finishing job. It then reappeared in the late 1970s and again in 2006 via Fender Japan. I briefly had one of the antigua Fender Japan Strats but thought the colour was too green and not "mushroom"-like enough for my tastes.
The above-pictured 1978 Fender Jazz Bass in antigua finish is currently being offered for sale on eBay with a hefty Buy It Now price of $3,088.
G L Wilson
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