Ever Buy A Car To Match Your Guitar?

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I'd actually like to do the reverse.

I got a 4Runner last year in army green, and like the color so much that I've gotten clothing, a coffee mug, and a water bottle in the same color.

The other cool thing about the 4Runner is that the trim/logo and wheels are all black. So I'd love a guitar with an army green body, all black hardware, and probably a rosewood or ebony fretboard, if possible.

So far, the only guitar that I've found that has a similar color is an EVH Wolfgang. I'd potentially go for it, but I really don't want a Floyd Rose. I know I don't have to use the bar, but I really don't want to deal with the additional hassles during string changes.

I guess I could do a parts build Tele or Strat, with a body specifically from a vendor who would paint it army green.

Oh yeah, almost forgot - I've already got a green Russian Big Muff to go with this guitar, if I ever get it. I also painted my Marshall 2204'ish cabinet a sort of moss green, too (many years ago).
 

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These are awesome.

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My talented luthier friend Kristopher joined me at a small car show and as we're sitting behind my turquoise 57 Chevy he says, "You need a Strat the same color as your Chevy!"

So, a few months later and with a little help from my friend...

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Freeman Keller

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'75 BMW, '74 Martin, '78 Martin, '70 Yamaha

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'63 Morgan, a couple of my "modern" classics

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A pair of deuces ('32 Ford, '32 Dobro)

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Noise makers...

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The deuce roadster belongs to a friend, the reset have all dripped oil on my garage floor.
 
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somebodyelseuk

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Aston Martin?
Yeah, that's the one. I don't know which American manufacturers used the colour 'back in the day', but it has been a Jaguar and Aston Martin colour option from then through to now.

20 years ago, I did a full stripdown/rebuild of this

...and considered having it resprayed in this colour (the yellow)

As you can see, I left it the original red.
 

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Now I think of it, yes.
My first car was metallic blue & just slightly lighter than a Tokai Strat I had at the time.
Both now sold.
My current car is blue....need another guitar!
Just remembered, I have a metallic blue 60's Kawai bass [but it needs a respray]. DSCF3870.JPG
 
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But didn’t a lot of the late 50s early 60s fender colors actually come from automotive paints at the time?
 

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So it should be easy to paint a guitar to match your car 🤣 one of my first paint projects was a strat in theme of a 67 mustang with racing stripes. Done with paint cans from auto zone.

Wish I kept it… but flipped it for a nice profit.

Edit- I think the mustang was more of a cherry red. But it looked good
 

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Which one? I would like an orange car to match the Gretsch, Asat Bluesboy and Nighthawk.

They should do a foto flame vehicle.
 




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