Sparkly New guitar, what d'yall think of this finish?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Jockabilly, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Gretschie

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    Hi all, I have just put my money down, all £169 for this little beauty. I just had to have it for that finish.
    If any of you are wondering what it is, it's a Chinese manufactured tele type guitar from a company called Quincy based in the UK/France. Great guitars for the money down. I have five guitars from them already in my collection. I just love this finish and I would love to see a Gretsch similarly attired. What do y'all think of a bit of bling?


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  2. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Gretschie

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    Nice. Would be cool!!!
     
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  3. Flouswa

    Flouswa Synchromatic

    That's a cool finish. It makes me think of the crystals used in ceramics to add colors in a crystal type finish.
     
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Synchromatic

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    Cool. i like the green sparkle.

    Click “upload file” and select the pic you wanna post. Make sure the pic is saved to the device your posting with.
     
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  5. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Gretschie

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    I should be taking delivery of the guitar next week. I think they are fairly large reflective, circular flakes. Not sure how this finish is applied but I would guess they are thin discs of silver mylar or something similar scattered between coats of lacquer. I am hoping it will be pretty sparkly.

    In most things I am a big, gruff, gloomy Scotsman but when it comes to my guitars I go all 'Liberace' :D
     
  6. RG7X

    RG7X Electromatic

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    Reminds me of the new green hot rod. I'm not much of a fan for green but I dig these type of finishes.
     
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  7. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Gretschie

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    Thanks Calebaaron I was stumped with the images. In everything else that I do the software here seems like another forum I use but I couldn't find a way to get images to load automatically from my Flickr account. Not quite the same but uploading the file at least means not having to follow a link.
     
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  8. section2

    section2 Gretschie

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    Beautiful. I'm a sucker for sparkly guitars. I've got two!

    The G5620T:
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    The G5236:

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    The silver one is a project I'm going to take on over the holidays. I'll be turning this old Pro Jet into a poor man's Silver Jet. I'm adding new Filtertrons, new controls (wired with the classic master volume/neck volume/bridge volume/master tone setup), a Bigsby, a floating Bigsby rocker bridge, a new Tusq nut, and a custom pickguard. Gonna have some fun with it.
     
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  9. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Gretschie

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    Ah I'm a bit of a Green nut. Love green guitars but it's probably the rarest colour in the guitar world. I am trying to persuade my contact at Quincy to bring out a big hollowbody with P90's, bigsby and this kind of finish in a Kingfisher blue.
     
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  10. section2

    section2 Gretschie

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    Here's a green one that turns me a similar colour with envy:

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  11. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Gretschie

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    That is nice! I did see a Country Club in cadillac green for sale in the UK recently and, if I had had the neccessary cash - £2,500($3,200), I would have snapped it up.
     
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  12. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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    I love green sparkle guitars
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  13. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

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    My never sell. One of ten in Europe, and as far as I can tell the only one in the UK.

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  14. Beardog

    Beardog Gretschie

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    Thats a cool looking finish
     
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  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Crazy colour!
     
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  16. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Nice! Very cool...
     
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  17. Alberta_Slim

    Alberta_Slim Gretschie

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    Green is nice, sparkle is always nice - but especially at Christmas! :D
     
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  18. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

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    My father is red/ green colourblind. It all looks like brown to him.
     
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  19. Perry Bryant

    Perry Bryant Synchromatic

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    Nice. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
     
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  20. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    I'm not big on sparkle, but that's a great shade of green.
     
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