6228 - Mods Complete! What you think?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Darren1982, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Darren1982

    Darren1982 Electromatic

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    May 4, 2019
    Uk
    0382870A-80D0-4C68-97DB-43A18015D925.jpeg 44268595-E505-449B-80E1-AE0E215EEFC2.jpeg EED440D0-2E20-4AB8-9B16-C4591BF6268E.jpeg 83B49179-B65A-4EF9-8A0A-A1BF25588379.jpeg 52F49C87-F4D7-4CE5-A900-4F0DB2365690.jpeg So after a long time researching I have now got my lovely 6228 up to where I want it. I loved the guitar but a few things where grating on me.

    I wasn’t loving the gold pickguard especially as the logo was not the same as headstock. TOM rattled, Pickups where to dark compared to my tele and wanted my classic sound, loved the look of the old 53/54 duo jets so took that as inspiration.

    Before ..
     
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  2. Darren1982

    Darren1982 Electromatic

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    May 4, 2019
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    New scripty logo pickguard in aged white
    Black pickup rings
    Gotoh titanium saddle TOM
    TV Jones Classic neck and bridge
     
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  3. Darren1982

    Darren1982 Electromatic

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    May 4, 2019
    Uk
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    Added the bigsby b3 towner.

    What do you think guys?
     
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I think it’s beautiful. Enjoy!
     
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  5. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

    205
    Apr 1, 2019
    Ohio
    Awesome
    Now I want one more than I did two minutes ago
     
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  6. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

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    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Looks great!
     
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  7. Beautiful guitar!
     
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  8. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    My favorite of the mods is the script pick guard (never noticed it didn’t match before but would likely drive me bonkers). And of course the Bigs. Great job!
     
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  9. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    I will say I love the 6228’s exactly as they are.......LP killers. However, I always think personal customization is cool as it shows the personality of the player. Good work!
     
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  10. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Visually IMO, that guitar needed the Bigsby/Towner Bar. So much more appealing. Nice work.
     
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  11. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    389
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Looks great! pm me if you want to sell the bt broadtrons as well as the old gold rings and pickguard
     
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  12. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

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    Apr 1, 2019
    Ohio
    0EDA1B27-9CA1-4A2F-B9B0-189046802EDF.jpeg Darren
    I blame you, will start my own thread after it arrives tomorrow :D
    I’m hoping it will be time to move on my Les Paul
     
  13. Darren1982

    Darren1982 Electromatic

    94
    May 4, 2019
    Uk
    Thanks so much for everyone’s kind words. I thought I might get slated on a gretsch forum after modifying a perfectly lovely guitar.

    I’m really happy with the changes I have made. I wanted the 53/54 look but with the filtertons and bigsby. I think I have my dream Duo Jet :)

     
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  14. Darren1982

    Darren1982 Electromatic

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    May 4, 2019
    Uk

    Interesting! What do you have planned?!
     
  15. Darren1982

    Darren1982 Electromatic

    94
    May 4, 2019
    Uk
    Massive shoutout to @jarradtaylor too for his help and to everyone for guiding me in the quest!
     
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  16. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    183
    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Lovely job! Where did you get the black pickup rings? I'm looking to replace mine in a 5220 with BT's.
     
  17. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

    205
    Apr 1, 2019
    Ohio
    Oh it’s in route 2019 Players Edition
    I had in my mind to order one in the coming days yours put me over.
    I have the new 6120 Nashville PE already so this will do nicely.
    Will arrive here at work tomorrow from Sweetwater.
     
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  18. Darren1982

    Darren1982 Electromatic

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    May 4, 2019
    Uk
    Mike at Quickguard makes them. Top quality. Better than the original!
     
  19. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    183
    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Thanks.
     
  20. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    888
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Great looking guitar. Hope it plays as good as it looks.
     
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