The wife is making me save my pennies for the Callaham trem and the pickups, so progress will slow down considerably moving forward.
I do think the green comes out a bit more in the second picture. And while I intend to go for a mostly '60s look, I just think the "F" neckplates look really cool.
Gotohs installed; the bar code sticker was removed after this pic was taken...
The Mighty Mite ash body is very nice, my only issue was with the neck pocket...it was a little rough around the edges, and I had to route out a small amount of wood at the back corners to get the neck to seat properly. And, I would say it is definitely more halfway between surf green and sonic blue, than the advertised seafoam green...but I like it!