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kart24

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Vacaville CA

Runs with scissors !!
Jul 31st, 2011 10:10 PM        

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        

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.<br /> <br /> They've done Strat & Teles. <br /> <br /> Danny



surfpunk



Johnny Ramone

with a reverb tank
Aug 1st, 2011 08:35 PM        

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        

Got kinda close with the Mark Hoppus.



kart24

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Vacaville CA

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Aug 2nd, 2011 05:40 AM        

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        

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.<br /> Bill



Danny Nader



usa

You should have been there!
Aug 2nd, 2011 09:13 AM        

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.<br /> <br /> Danny



kcshowman

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If I only have one bass to play...
Aug 2nd, 2011 09:59 AM        

Kart- a little pre-CBS background-<br /> 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. <br /> I remember seeing some re-issue Strats that were offered in Surf Green but not Precisions...



extreme



MN

Aug 2nd, 2011 04:05 PM        

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        

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        

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        

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



surfpunk



Johnny Ramone

with a reverb tank
Aug 4th, 2011 05:31 AM        

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



Gregwattabe



Chicago

Aug 4th, 2011 04:33 PM        

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        

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        

"What did you use for the refin?"<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> I have the J and my son plays the P.



Gregwattabe



Chicago

Aug 5th, 2011 09:34 AM        

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



Vince A



USA/Modesto, CA

Aug 5th, 2011 12:53 PM        

Gregwattabe: Thanks a bunch . . .



kart24

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Vacaville CA

Runs with scissors !!
Aug 5th, 2011 11:03 PM        

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        

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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