Identify a rare Gibson color (sort of surf green)

Zillie

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I don't have any better pics than this:



does anyone know what's the name of this color? any more pics of such color?

thanks in advance
Martin
 

Jim S

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I wonder if it's a refinish to surf green, sea foam green, or teal metallic green.
 

germs

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that looks an awful lot like Pelham Blue, aged or sprayed with a yellow-tinted clear.
 

gulliver

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I think I saw the same guitar on TV recently, maybe American Idol (okay, my wife makes me watch it)? Looks awesome on an SG.
 

Jim S

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Reminder: stage lighting drastically alters the apparent color of a guitar.
 

cmatthes

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that looks an awful lot like Pelham Blue, aged or sprayed with a yellow-tinted clear.
That looks NOTHING like Pelham Blue.

It might also be inverness green.
That also looks NOTHING like Inverness Green.

Both Pelham and Inverness are darker metallics.

Frost Blue or Kerry Green, depending on the lighting. Can't really get 100% from that pic, but it's a pastel-ish custom color or possibly even a pearl finish (non-Gibson).
 

dougk

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SG: Awesome
3 Pickup SG Custom: Awesomer
Surf Green(ish) SG Custom: SUPER FRIGGIN AWESOME
 

ib2010

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Probably kerry green, but the frost blues defintely "fade" towards green. I saw a 91 firebird that i know for sure started out frost blue, but was WAY green.
 

cmatthes

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SG: Awesome
3 Pickup SG Custom: Awesomer
Surf Green(ish) SG Custom: SUPER FRIGGIN AWESOME
I could not agree more!!



Probably kerry green, but the frost blues defintely "fade" towards green. I saw a 91 firebird that i know for sure started out frost blue, but was WAY green.
I had one of the F.B. Firebird VIIs from that small CS run. Awesome guitar - mine didn't fade/yellow (at least not while I had it), but I have definitely seen 3-4 others that turned Kerry Green within the first 5-6 years.
 




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