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Green guitars

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by TigerG, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Holic

    675
    Aug 14, 2015
    Nashville
    Once upon a time not so long ago in the land of TDPRI, in a comment in one those "what do you dislike?" threads, I said "I can't imagine the inclusion of any kind of green in any guitar finish being attractive."

    It looks like I'll be eating my words.

    Over the past few months, my wife has been watching a couple guitar finishing projects of mine unfold. As an artist, she has a keen interest in the visual aspect of any of my projects. A few weeks ago she started raving about a particular green guitar she had seen in a so-hip-it-has-guitars-hanging-on-the-wall clothing shop, saying to me "I wish you had a guitar that color." I kept telling her "I really don't like green guitars." On day we were in the neighborhood (the mall, really) so we went by and I saw that it was a surf green Epiphone Wildkat.

    In the meantime, a swamp ash Tele body that I've been refinishing with black grain fill and a light brown stain isn't looking as nice as I had envisioned and my wife doesn't like it at all. Every time she sees it, she brings up that green. So I then I found myself looking at pics of surf green Telecasters and kinda liking them, and then today I found myself at the Reranch website ordering a spray can of surf green...
     

  2. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    The first guitar I ever held in my hands was a 'greenburst' Univox bass. It set off a long chain of events that carries on to this day...
     

  3. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    57
    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    The 'Caddilac green' CS tele with bound body is one of the more attractive modern offerings I've seen.
     
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  4. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    I've got certain greens I'm kinda good with...

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  5. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Kermit and Shrek green are not my colours...sorry.
     
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  6. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    61
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    My first guitar when I was a kid... a Univox "Coily" 335 copy in transparent green burst.
     

  7. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    I was given a part finished kit guitar to finish off last year.. the kid had already stained the body and glued in the neck, then forgot about it.. his mum asked me to finish it as a surprise for him...

    it was a good exercise..especially getting the pots/wiring done....

    pretty green, huh?..... ;)

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  8. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Most shades of green guitars & basses, ROCK!
     
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  9. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    I like aged/greened blues, also aged Sherwood green. Less keen on bold greens.
     

  10. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Not a big fan of Green, but I do have this one.
     

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  11. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Also have a can of Dupli-Color Camen Green Metallic for a upcoming Bo Diddly build.
     

  12. Frozensoda

    Frozensoda Tele-Meister

    224
    Aug 21, 2012
    NYC Metro Area
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    Nuthin' wrong with green!
     

  13. P-Nutz

    P-Nutz Tele-Holic

    733
    Dec 24, 2004
    Middle America
    My favorite color is green, and I recently purchased a green oceanburst Les Paul ... I KNOW it's not a Tele, but it IS real purty ...
     
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  14. PearlJamNoCode

    PearlJamNoCode TDPRI Member

    62
    May 26, 2017
    Philadelphia
    I love my surf green strat!

    I wouldn't mind one of these either
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  15. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    On some guitars the darker greens like a Sherwood Green look sharp and on others I've seen Fenders Surf Green and Gretsch's Aspen Green also look nice. For me it's somewhat guitar specific.
     
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  16. soul-o

    soul-o Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    49
    Jan 29, 2007
    Boston
    There was a guitar Dennis Fano did in the same shade of green as XTC's English Settlement album cover that made me weak in the knees.
     

  17. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    Minnesota
    I still think that some day I'll own a green guitar. Always liked seafoam, never pulled the trigger. I saw a green Country Gentleman that was pretty cool too.
     

  18. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    59
    Mar 17, 2003
    Charleston, SC


    "Green can be cool and friendly like."

    Two Tone Gretsch, Surf Green or Sherwood Green are OK in my book.
     
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  19. Recce

    Recce Tele-Meister

    388
    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    Let's your words be simple and polite for you may have to eat them or spray them on a guitar.
     
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