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Thread: Dargie Green Paint Color Match

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    Dargie Green Paint Color Match

    Hoping this isn't a taboo request but I have see other threads where this has been done so here goes.

    My older Axis Sport is a fabulous player and all other components are great except for the finish that someone made a very poor attempt at relicing and it just cheapens the guitar so I think I have someone that will bring that back to near new condition and repaint. Now, I love the Dargie Green color and this is currently at the top of my list. 1st gen is fine. Not trying to pass it off as a genuine Dargie by any means but would love to closely approximate that original green metallic color as possible.

    Has anyone found a paint color that is a very close match?
    2016 Axis Super Sport Trans Gold w/ Maple Neck
    1997 Axis Sport HSS Kandy Lime w/ Maple Neck

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    There was a thread in the last 4-6 weeks that had the names of the paint for both the 1st and 2nd Dargie runs, I believe. May have been in the bass forum, but I'm not certain. Just search for recent Dargie mentions.
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    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Valentine BFR in Three-tone Burst
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    I think this is what you're referring to:

    Dargie I was Martini Olive Green
    Dargie II was indeed Caramel Apple Delight

    That's helpful for the EMBB designations but I am need an alternate, commercially available paint color that's a DD1 match if possible.
    2016 Axis Super Sport Trans Gold w/ Maple Neck
    1997 Axis Sport HSS Kandy Lime w/ Maple Neck

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    Are you going to do it yourself?

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Peter got really close here:

    NGRFD (New Guitar Re-Finish Day)

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Are you going to do it yourself?

    Glenn |B)
    Thinking about it but I’m not really sure I have the tools, skills and patience to do it as well as it should be done.


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    2016 Axis Super Sport Trans Gold w/ Maple Neck
    1997 Axis Sport HSS Kandy Lime w/ Maple Neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Peter got really close here:

    NGRFD (New Guitar Re-Finish Day)

    Glenn |B)
    Yes, saw that one and is the inspiration to do mine. Looking at Jeep Rescue Green as an option.


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    2016 Axis Super Sport Trans Gold w/ Maple Neck
    1997 Axis Sport HSS Kandy Lime w/ Maple Neck

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    I actually believe Kiesel Racing Green with a bit of metal flake can get you close. Until EBMM gets on the ball and does another run. . . PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Well lots of people think that Marty Bell does awesome work and I'm sure he could get the color pretty darn close.

    Marty Bell Finishing - PREMIER GUITAR FINISHING

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nervous View Post
    Thinking about it but I’m not really sure I have the tools, skills and patience to do it as well as it should be done.
    Having painted a few cheapie guitars as an amateur, I'd send an EBMM to a pro. Two of mine turned out OK after a sand-down and try again on one, the third was a disaster. I wouldn't risk it with a nice guitar, at least on my (lack of) skills.

    A good pro should be able to get close to the color match you want, too.
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    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
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    Yup second that, I bet Marty Bell would get it right spot on.

    Good luck!
    '97 Axis Sport Transparent Purple (HSS, Floyd)
    '11 JP6 Pearl White (Loaded)
    '11 Axis Purple Quilt
    '12 PDN Axis Honey Burst
    '12 SM-Y2D Purple Sunset (Floyd)
    '12 JPX Barolo

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Well lots of people think that Marty Bell does awesome work and I'm sure he could get the color pretty darn close.

    Marty Bell Finishing - PREMIER GUITAR FINISHING

    Glenn |B)
    And he does. I have a purple sparkle Lakland bass that is his work and it's lovely.

    And, if you have not been here there's a lot of inspiration for color ideas.

    Kolors - House Of Kolor
    Last edited by nervous; 03-08-2019 at 04:01 PM.
    2016 Axis Super Sport Trans Gold w/ Maple Neck
    1997 Axis Sport HSS Kandy Lime w/ Maple Neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeson1 View Post
    ... Until EBMM gets on the ball and does another run. . . PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
    The third generation Dargie is available for sale right now.

    My youngest son, Noah, has a second generation Dargie Delight Big Al and he was drooling over the new run.
    Last edited by Tollie; 03-08-2019 at 07:20 PM.

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

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    If I'm not mistaken, I believe the color is one of the House of Kolor paints.
    EVH - Blue Quilt
    1995 - Luke I - Pearl Blue
    2009 - 25th Anniversary
    2011 - Luke II - True Gold BFR
    2012 - Axis Tribute - Trans Pink
    2016 - Cutlass - Vintage Sunburst
    2017 - St. Vincent - Stealth Black

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    Could be but the million dollar question is which one? Have you seen the options? So many and all with variations.
    2016 Axis Super Sport Trans Gold w/ Maple Neck
    1997 Axis Sport HSS Kandy Lime w/ Maple Neck

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