What colour for a SG Junior refinish?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Ricochet, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I've always been partial to Gibson's cherry red. That color just looks "right". Gloss white or black is always a good option. I've seen an SG finished in a sprayed on granite speckled finish---truly a "rock" guitar. There are those "dipped" finishes that can be camo, tie dye, or any pattern you could imagine.
     
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  2. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Purple!
     
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  3. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

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    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Never!
     
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  4. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  6. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    What do you have in mind?
     
  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    20171224_103128.jpg 20170320_103753.jpg when i was fitting up the Bigsby. I might have to Bigsby the other one too if i keep it. Screenshot_2018-12-03-03-59-23-1.png
     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Solid Sonic blue or Jag green with cream/white plastic PG and dogear.
     
  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    According to my Japanese luthier friend who is an expert in Fender vintage guitars, there was 3 versions of Sonic Blue. The top coat was always Sonic Blue but the undercoat could have 3 variations:
    (1) Sonic Blue undercoat
    (2) White undercoat (he thinks this is the best)
    (3) Sunburst (rarer but did exist)

    All of them looked the same when brand new, but aged differently over time.
     
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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    That makes perfect sense. It’s certainly something to consider when picking the colour of the top layer.
     
  11. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

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    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    This is Polar White (although the pic sucks).
    that's mine.jpg
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I like it. Looks "creamy".
     
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  13. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

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    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    And the pic doesn't do justice to the color.
    In this case, it's more "creamy" because it has 55 years.
    I had a better (and close) pic of the body but I couldn't find it.
     
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  14. wvincagold

    wvincagold Gretschie

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    I'm partial to green myself but purple would be nice as well. I do not think I have seen either on an SG before.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I’ve seen different hues of green before. Olive drab and Jag green come to mind.
     
  16. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

    736
    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Found it. The pic is a tad yellow but it gives the idea. IMG_20140806_223341_edit (2).jpg
     
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