This guitar was stripped to the bare poplar wood, sanded, given a white primer coat of nitrocellulose lacquer, a Daphne Blue coat and three coats of clear lacquer. It was allowed to dry for three days. It was level-sanded by hand. The guitar originally was daphne blue with clear coat. Lacquer with time turns yellow, resulting in the green finish, which Frender later called Surf Green. To hasten the aging process, clear lacquer was mixed with amber pigment, which are the three final coats, turning the Daphne Blue into Surf Green overnight. The final finish was sanded with medium-fine wet sandpaper to yield an aged surface.