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Any suggestions on what color I should paint my Gibson Grabber??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by carlitoswhey, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    It's completely stripped so painting it or even doing a maple or buckeye top is all par for the course. Best idea wins an e cookie and I will be posting pictures.

    Anyone have any any good (or not so good ideas?) Me and my buddy have a full shop at our disposal
  2. surf green
  3. TheDepths


    Mar 4, 2014
    Candy Apple Red.....There is something delightfully wrong about painting a Gibson in a Fender colour, but rules are made to be broken and CAR with a maple neck and black pick guard would look very pretty.

    Nice bass by the way, not a fan of Gibson basses but the Grabber is pretty sweet.
  4. Corvette19


    Oct 10, 2010
    Greenville SC
    SWIRL PAINT!! :bassist:
  5. TheDepths


    Mar 4, 2014
    Also silver sparkle......And whatever you choose, can't wait to see pics! :)
  6. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Burgundy is my favorite stock color. Gibsons heritage cherry or Pelham Blue would be cool.
  7. Osztertag2112


    Jan 27, 2013
    Oh man someone beat me to silver so im gonna say : "Sunburst with tort!!!!!"
  8. Bingo

    Bingo Banned

    Mar 3, 2014
    South by Southwest
    Actually, silver sparkle might kick butt on that bass.
  9. TheDepths


    Mar 4, 2014
    I think that'd look pretty bad*ss :bassist:, a colour scheme that's pretty much the definition of Fender on a Gibson, plus its class all the way. I think that OP should give us an indication of what he is going for....or what kind of music he plays??
  10. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    I like the dark red best for stock also. Very sexy
  11. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    Aaaaaaand /thread! :D
  12. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    well put, depths. You're a poet.I agree completely. Thanks O-zag for a great idea!!

    I play country, jazz, ss writer stuff and a little rock her and there. What ever I grab, so to speak ;)

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Metallic green
  14. Sartori

    Sartori Supporting Member


    Alpine white or olympic white.

    British Racing Green (is that what that color is called?)

    Orange. For maximum obnoxiousness.

    Haze Grey.
  15. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    Ok guys and gals, sunburst sounds pretty sexy to me (don't you all agree??) Im still open to ideas but this is the lead horse as of now.

    Now we have to figure out what color the hardware should be: black or chrome? Gold even? We're gonna do hip shots been bridge and tuners.

    And should the pick guard be tortoise?? Or sleek black?? I'm open to either

    Finally what color should the face plate on the head stock be??

    We do have access to some really nice flame and buckeye tops. Probably others too!! :cool:

    We will be going for some (tasteful) veneers and maybe even a pick up cover!! Sky is the limit keep the ideas coming.
  16. jazznrick

    jazznrick Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Woodlands, Texas
    Gretsch Orange.
  17. PazzoBasso


    Jan 21, 2011
    I like Pelham Blue Gibsons... YMMV
  18. Sartori

    Sartori Supporting Member

    Black. Anything but tort.
  19. Paisley!