The Traditional surf guitars, like a surf green Fender Stratocaster or Jazzmaster, are no doubt cool, but they are definitely not the only option for surf bands today.
DiPinto, a smaller builder of lots of cool electric guitars and basses, has one of these modern surf guitars. The DiPinto Galaxie 4, pictured below, is attention getting for sure. Models come is sparkly silver, sparkly pink, orange and sunburst.
For the specs, it has a mahogany body, 22 frets, 4 (four!) single coil pickups, inlays can be dots or stars, and a tremolo bar.
The Galaxie (in the silver) is the guitar of choice for Los Straitjackets. The bass guitar version of the Galaxie is also the bass of choice for them, which makes a cool looking live show. Here’s a look at these guitars in action: