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kart24
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Vacaville CA

Runs with scissors !!
Jul 31st, 2011 10:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been looking for quite awhile and haven't seen any for sale.

Danny Nader

usa

You should have been there!
Aug 1st, 2011 07:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Traditionally 'Surf Green' would have been a custom color. As to a run from Fender in recent years, I'm not sure. It's possible.

They've done Strat & Teles.

Danny

surfpunk

Johnny Ramone

with a reverb tank
Aug 1st, 2011 08:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't think so, though I could be wrong. I've seen a few of the reissues from Fender Japan in that color, but they're relatively rare.

iammr2

Lower Slobovia

Pass me the onions..Yeah, the green ones
Aug 1st, 2011 09:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got kinda close with the Mark Hoppus.

kart24
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Vacaville CA

Runs with scissors !!
Aug 2nd, 2011 05:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thought so.... I'm having one of my "Oly White" bodies painted for a parts bass project.

bassdoc

Nawlins

Aug 2nd, 2011 08:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seems to me I saw a matching 1963 P bass and strat at a show once in either foam green or surf green. Both were original.
Bill

Danny Nader

usa

You should have been there!
Aug 2nd, 2011 09:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So, is the real question whether or not a Precision could be had in Surf Green? If so, then, yes. Anything is possible for a few more dollars.

Danny

kcshowman
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Los Angeles

If I only have one bass to play...
Aug 2nd, 2011 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Kart- a little pre-CBS background-
Surf Green (Duco 2461 nitrocellulose) was offered as a custom color option by Fender from 1960-65. It is arguably one of the rarest colors and original examples are pretty hard to find. A lot of the surviving ones have clear coats that have yellowed, some of them looking almost chartreuse. A lot of re-issues tend toward that color. But the original color is more like an aqua-green version of Sonic Blue.
I remember seeing some re-issue Strats that were offered in Surf Green but not Precisions...

Surf Green P

extreme

MN

Aug 2nd, 2011 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There was an FDP limited run done a few years back in surf green when Fender introduced the Hot Rod P-bass (had a J bridge pickup added). I think there were only 10 or 11 made. I might still know where to find one of 'em...

extreme

MN

Aug 2nd, 2011 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I believe Fender also made some surf green American Vintage '62 P-basses back in the late '80s.

surfpunk

Johnny Ramone

with a reverb tank
Aug 3rd, 2011 08:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

extreme, have you ever seen an AV series '62 P in surf green? I had one in Ocean Turquoise, an '89, that I regrettably sold to fund another purchase and it was the literally the only one of its kind I'd ever seen and have seen to this day.

Brenty

UK

Just tinkering....
Aug 4th, 2011 04:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love this colour so much I painted a P and J to get a matching set.

Surf Green P

surfpunk

Johnny Ramone

with a reverb tank
Aug 4th, 2011 05:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Brenty, those look awesome. What did you use for the refin?

Gregwattabe

Chicago

Aug 4th, 2011 04:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Slightly OT, but I love surf green and recently ordered a US Lakland P bass in that color. I hope to get it by the end of the year.:)

Vince A

USA/Modesto, CA

Aug 5th, 2011 07:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Lakland 55-60, and have been contemplating sending it back to the factory to get it sprayed Surf Green, as in the color on the P above! I like that color . . . I hope that Lakland's Surf Green, or equivalent, is similar to that! I also have a maple 'board, so deciding on a complimentary color pickguard may hold me up! I don't think tort is right in this case!

Brenty

UK

Just tinkering....
Aug 5th, 2011 08:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"What did you use for the refin?"

I bought nitro paint and lacquer from a luthier in Manchester, UK. I then found that the lacquer from auto shop is just as good and half the price! It was a project for me that took quite a while to complete, making mistakes, learning, going back and starting over etc. Took me 4 months to finish the J and then, with my newly acquired confidence,'feel' and eye for the finish just 2-3 weeks to finish the P.
I have the J and my son plays the P.

Gregwattabe

Chicago

Aug 5th, 2011 09:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I have a Lakland 55-60, and have been contemplating sending it back to the factory to get it sprayed Surf Green"

Vince, below is the link to the man who does the finishes on US Laklands (as well as Sadowskys). He is by all accounts superb and great to work with, I know people who have used him to refinish their Laklands. He has a color chart that includes Surf Green.

Wilkins Guitars

Vince A

USA/Modesto, CA

Aug 5th, 2011 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gregwattabe: Thanks a bunch . . .

kart24
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Vacaville CA

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Aug 5th, 2011 11:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just had an oly white body painted surf green to match my 50's strat. I love it!

Vince A

USA/Modesto, CA

Aug 6th, 2011 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

kart24 . . . who did you have paint it? I wouldn't mind driving my bass to him/her to have it painted . . . since you're happy with the work!

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