Cadillac Green vs Silver Sparkle

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Crowbar, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    Aug 18, 2015
    Between Cadillac Green and Silver Sparkle I'd go with the green...

    but if it was Champagne Sparkle it would be a tough choice.
  2. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Love Caddy green,i really want/need a Caddy green Dyna Club.....Someday.
  4. CatTones

    CatTones Gretschie

    Jul 28, 2017
    As an owner of a 6129T-57, I say GO FOR IT, I would never consider myself a sparkly guy but Once you own one, You become one :) , both guitars are amazing it's just a color choice, Best of Luck with your decision, you can't go wrong
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  5. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    I don't even care for sparkle on boats. Have owned both a Caddy Green Country Club and Duo Jet with Dynas and if any, those were the two that got away
  6. Shroudy

    Shroudy Electromatic

    Mar 13, 2019
    The Bronx
    I already have two Green Gretsch’s and green PRS, so you know what my opinion is. Though I’d love to see pics of the guitars in question.
  7. Crowbar

    Crowbar Electromatic

    Nov 20, 2012
    North Dakota
    I haven't pulled the trigger on anything yet....I just found both of these photos online and I think it makes it as hard as ever to decide! :). That Cadillac Green with gold just may have the edge.

    Gretsch-Duo-Jet-Green-57-Gold-1.jpg Silver Jet.jpg
  8. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Lovely as the caddy green is, the gold would spoil it for me. That stuff wears off faster than a politician's promise.
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  9. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013

    Agreed. All good things they say never last.
  10. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Drummers will tell 'ya ... Silver Sparkle is LOUDER!

    I've had a Silver Jet with Dynasonics for close to twenty years. If I ever did a Caddy Green, it'd have to have Filtertrons. That's the only way I could justify (rationalize?) another Jet.

    But lordy, they sure are pretty!
  11. ronbo

    ronbo Gretschie

    Feb 28, 2012
    Broomfield, Colorado
    Caddy Green is my favorite Gretsch color..Fairlane Blue is a close second. I have a Blue 5420, but have always wanted one of the exceedingly rare Green 5422's I occasionally see. They look great with the silver hardware, but I would be tempted to put gold hardware on it if I owned it. I really like the look of the sparkle silver, but am not sure I want to own one, maybe a bit too flashy for me!

    I have a 6129T 57 in black and there is a green 6128TCG on Craigslist locally in really good shape...been trying real hard not to buy it, swap my T-Armonds into it and sell the black one. I look at it everyday and my restraint is amazing so far, mostly because I don't have the ca$h in hand right now ;)

    If I could only have one Gretsch though, it would be the 6128TCG, with T-Armonds...
  12. Sabato

    Sabato Gretschie

    Mar 22, 2019
    I'm a big fan of the '57 in Cadillac Green with the gold trim and gold arm rest, TV Jones T-Armonds, but many people hate that bridge.
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