Other Guitars

I Have The Blues… Errr, The Turquoises..

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... Oh, and a Surf Green! Ha!

Had the Metropolitan sitting in the driveway, and thought it might be a photo opportunity.

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Here's just the Surf Green Strat (I built from Musikraft neck, body from guy at Philly guitar show. I finished in nitro lacquer) and Met. I started with just this photo.

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Love the Tele, and the Nash. Hey, isn’t there a Nash Tele?

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Here's just the Surf Green Strat (I built from Musikraft neck, body from guy at Philly guitar show. I finished in nitro lacquer) and Met. I started with just this photo.

– Metman

Like! So, if you ever decide to sell the guitar, will you toss in the car as an enticement?

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Ha! Hey Baba Joe- That Surf Green Strat build is the result of my failed attempt to buy something when you and I were wandering the Philly Guitar Show a few years back and I missed that 50's MIM Strat that the fellow had just purchased. I decided to build my own and make it the way I wanted (flatter radiused fingerboard, neck profile, etc.). I play it a lot!

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I remember that day and thought that the guitar was related. Also, always like looking at the Met.

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Here's just the Surf Green Strat (I built from Musikraft neck, body from guy at Philly guitar show. I finished in nitro lacquer) and Met. I started with just this photo.

– Metman

Lovely, I had a strat that color in the late ‘80s with lace sensor pickups. Regret selling it and never see another.

nice ride

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Mighty purty.

But, you know. Nash Mets are supposed to have FOUR fenders. You need another Fender.

I would suggest a soif green Tele.

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Close ups of that Tele, please?

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True, Tim! I like your thinking!

John- That's a 62 Reissue "Custom" double bound Tele in Ocean Turquoise. Surfysonic (Snorre) had the same guitar. Here's a couple closer pictures. The color is really hard to capture on my iPhone..

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Funny, it almost looks Lake Placid Blue in these. The color is more true to the picture with the Met..

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Had a cool evening in Wilmington Delaware at an open mic jam that David Bromberg used to host, a couple years back. He wasn't supposed to be there as he was out of town, but dropped in unexpectedly. He came directly from the airport, and didn't have a guitar to play so I loaned him this Telecaster. He was very gracious, saying "Really, it's okay if I use your guitar..?" I was like "Of course!". Super cool guy, and I get to say he played it! I just can't find those same notes that he played on it... hmmm.

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Pretty cool!

I had a lovely std Strat in Ocean Turquoise met ,had to sell it to pay for car repairs .

This isn't helping my hunt for something for my B'Day coming up.....Too many to choice from,i know me though,i'll end up with nothing.

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JCHiggy- Birthdays are great for getting yourself that 'perfect gift'! Two of my guitars were exactly that. I recall saying to my wife on both my 40th and 50th birthdays that I'd pick something out, and she didn't have to worry about buying me a present. She said "fine", so it all worked out! A true win-win !

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I love that double-bound Tele! I have one in Royal blue (unofficial color name) and another in Lake Placid blue. Although it flies in the face of the '62 reissue aesthetic I went with a maple board on the Lake Placid blue guitar.

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You need yerself one of these.

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You need yerself one of these.

– Powdog

Perfect, Powdog! Wonder if it would fit in the trunk...

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Love the Gits and Nash! Great photo op!

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Metman, I also love the double bound ocean turquoise Tele. Is it a metallic colour?

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Cool picture, nice theme! All of it looks awesome but that Tele is the cat's pajamas!

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Thanks, all !

Funny you found a picture of a Met trunk, Powdog! Before 1959, there was no trunk lid and you actually had to drop down the rear seat back to access that area. Fortunately ours is a 1960, so it has the lid.

Blueflame- Yes, Ocean Turquoise is a metallic. Pretty fine, like most of the metallic finishes from that time period. I believe it came from Ford automotive.


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