Country Gentleman, colors?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Bertotti, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Just curious why the 6122 doesn’t come in more colors. I look around but they all seem to be the same sort of walnut stain as a players edition natural finish. Not that I don’t like that color I would personally like a brighter color. Maybe walnut on the back and sides and a nice casino gold top or even better the Lime colored gold top, metal flake etc. Heck a Broadway Jade color would be great or a solid surf or turquoise, perhaps bright blue or deep blood red metal flake! None of the drum skins though I wouldn’t want anything else on the wood muffling it.
     
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  2. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Actually the more I think about it it would be great to have one in Broadway Jade.
     
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  3. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Gretsch has made a few limited editions over the years.

    White:



    And green:

     
  4. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

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    Interesting idea. The two colors are a limited edition and I think the green is a custom shop. Of course you can get any color you like if you go with custom shop but expect a pretty high price point. I wouldn't be opposed to new colors. Variety is the spice of life.
     
  5. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    I guess I always thought of the Country Gentleman as just that, a "gentleman" - something that didn't need flashy colors. To each their own, though. I guess if Gretsch felt like other colors would sell well enough, they'd do it.
     
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  6. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I think I would rather have the players edition, that is I think it has real f-holes and if I could get one in Broadway Jade that would be incredible!
     
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  7. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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  8. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

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  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    The white one looks like a de-blinged Falcon!
     
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  11. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I think you could buy a stock proline and have it professionally refinished for much less than a custom shop one.
     
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  12. Yup with ya there bro, i just don't like the fake f holes it'd be better if they just closed it up and didn't paint on the holes like "Lucille".
    Anyway just my opinion, but i do like the mute switches on the closed model. I recon they'd be a bit of fun to muck around with.

    Hell yeah. That's what i would do, in fact you could get a great deal on a used guitar that's been knocked around a bit, that's got some dings dents and scratches etc. probably wont matter cause you are refinishing it anyway and the discount you get on the purchase would probably more than pay for the refinishing.


     
  13. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Isn’t there a 54?? Model that is double cut and virtually the same but not a proline model?

    Used banged up proline wouldn’t be bad but certainly not new. I really don’t like theboainted on Fholes, put in real holes or leave them off either is fine with me just don’t paint them on. A refinish idea is certainly something to think about. I would have to tackle it myself though because that would be fun!
     
  14. Here we go,"PROJECT" you'll have post up all the progress pic's so we can watch the transformation.
     
  15. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Hahaha yea this won’t happen anytime soon. No project guitar to work on. I am having a hard time finding time to build one I started!
     
  16. Ando

    Ando Synchromatic

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    Aug 7, 2013
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    Same here. The very far and between black G6122-1962 model itself is a rare sight to behold, but I imagine there's so much more potential to be exploited with a common colors

    Come to think of it, it's kinda how post-FMIC-deal they've been holding out and not releasing any more of those glorious early 1990s Silver and Black Falcon DCs that still make my heart beat a little faster. C'mon fellas, you can do a few more runs. no?

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  17. dak55

    dak55 Gretschie

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    My first thought was tradition, but as I thought about it I would have said a vintage western orange is the only color for a 6120. And then I see Dr Milktruck's couch photo of a drop dead, I've died and gone to heaven gorgeous, transparent blue, gold hardware, cadillac tailpiece 6120 and see I was wrong. So the heck with tradition.
     
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  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Mike Stern will be glad to help you.
     
  19. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
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    Doesn't he play a tele, or Stephen Stern?
     
  20. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Mike Stern is the Tele-player.

    Steven Stern is the Gretsch Customshop man.
     
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