rich menga books search contact

***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

Are the neon color guitars coming back in style?

Jackson Soloist SLX Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard - Slime Green

There was a time in the 80s when neon-colored guitars sold fairly well. Has that time come again?

Before I get into that, I'll describe the above guitar first.

Above is a Jackson Soloist SLX in a color they call "Slime Green", but I call Neon Green. It is no different than any other Soloist SLX, save for the color, which by the way is not only the body but the back of the neck as well. If you're going to do a "loud color" guitar, you might as well do the whole thing including the neck, which Jackson did do.

Neon colors are green, pink, yellow, orange, purple and blue because those are the only colors you can get to neon-like brightness. The most common were green and yellow.

If for whatever reason I wanted a neon-color guitar, I would go with orange, solely because it's one of the rarest neon guitar colors due to the fact it's not easy to get the mix right, and not easy to make super-glossy. Pictures do no justice as to how cool a neon orange guitar looks that had the paint applied right. And to date, Ibanez is the only company I've ever seen that got neon orange on a guitar body correct. It is only available on high-end models priced at a minimum $1,000 USD, and the color is called Fluorescent Orange.

Does Ibanez currently make any guitars in that color? Nope. Or not at the time I write this. They should because the RG Series takes to it quite well.

Is the neon-color electric making a comeback?

I think so. I see way too many electrics right now in dopey flame-tops and bursts. Neon-color guitars are just one solid color, and we haven't seen any for sale regularly for about, oh, close to 30 years.

Fender (along with Squier) brought back their cool colors like Surf Green, Sonic Blue, Shell Pink, Lake Placid Blue, Daphne Blue and several others. But the other guitar companies stayed with the dopey flames and bursts.

Heck, even Fender had a neon-ish color once. Graffiti Yellow. And oh yeah, it looked real good on a Strat. That would be a nice color to see again from the big F.

Jackson right now is on the map with 1980's-neon color Slime Green. If it sells well, we may see more neon colors sprout up soon. Or if it doesn't capture the attention of the guitar player masses, grab your neon-colored Jackson while you can.

140709

image
Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

***Tons of guitars under $500 right here

🔥 Popular Articles 🔥

Casio F-91W Casio F-91W cheat sheet
A quick guide on how to set the time, date and a few other tips and tricks.
   
Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH Why spend Fender Jim Root money when you could go Squier?
A modern style Tele that brings the thunder.
   
Paisley Guitar My favorite China copy relic guitars
These are some relic guitars from China that actually look pretty good, and they're cheap too.
   
Ibanez AR420 List of 24.75" scale length guitars and other shorter models
24.75" scale electric guitars and other models down to the 24.0" scale.
   
Squier Affinity Telecaster 7 reasons why every metal player should own a Telecaster
Smarter metal players use a Telecaster
   
Casio W96H Casio watches for a small wrist
This is a list of Casio watches that are small wrist friendly, and includes a few G-SHOCK models.
   

⭐ Recent Articles ⭐

Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH Why spend Fender Jim Root money when you could go Squier?
A modern style Tele that brings the thunder.
   
$45,500 price tag It's obvious most don't understand the vintage guitar market. At all.
With great video traffic comes great responsibility.
   
Lekato Looper Review Lekato Looper Review with audio import tutorial
Lekato reached out to me and asked if I wanted to review a product of theirs. I said yes, and I'm glad I did.
   
Ernie Ball Cobalt Electric Guitar Strings Yes, guitar string metals really do matter
When you start experimenting with strings made of different alloys, weird noises might happen.
   
 How to stop a Stratocaster from making spring noises
Springs in Stratocaster guitars make noise, and this is how to stop that noise.
   
Guild Surfliner T Guild Surfliner - odd decisions were made here
This guitar is cool but some of the design decisions are questionable.