G5420T Pickguard ideas?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Spidey, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Very cool wood grain!
     
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  2. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

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    Jul 13, 2011
    UK
    I love having all the plastic stuff in gold and all the metally bits in nickel.
    For me that is classic GreTscH and I love it!
     
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  3. Spidey

    Spidey Gretschie

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    Jan 14, 2015
    Pacific Northwest
    I don't like to hide the guitar as some have said, but my grain's not as nice as some of what you guys have. Its there, it just doesn't show as well. That gold and chrome looks good together actually. I think for me it's the orange tone, I love it but I see the same combos a lot. Not saying anything, just not much to really many options to chose from. That green and gold's pretty killer. I was thinking about experimenting with wood rings and PG last night. Hmmm..... tortoise.....
     

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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    That grain looks great, and that torty pickguard is awesome.
     
  5. Spidey

    Spidey Gretschie

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    Jan 14, 2015
    Pacific Northwest
    Hope I didn't mislead anyone there. That pic's just an example of what I was thinking of doing whne I mentioned tortoise shell. Mine's a 5420T with the stock milky silver color. Ya Outlaw I hear yuh there, I love the classic look of nickel. Pretty sweet.
     
  6. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    I'm a fan of clear pickguards, but I also love the silver ones. I had this one reverse-engraved for my 5620:

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  7. Spidey

    Spidey Gretschie

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    Jan 14, 2015
    Pacific Northwest
    Man, that orange sparkle pops! A beauty!
     
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  8. unknown fan

    unknown fan Gretschie

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    Aug 7, 2018
    Tn
    As you can see in my profile pic, I went clear and think its the cats. The silver looked cheap to me but to each their own, some really dig it.
     
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  9. RoyClark

    RoyClark Electromatic

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    Apr 13, 2019
    Stafford UK
    Clear on the 6120ec and brown on the broadkaster.
     

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  10. Spidey

    Spidey Gretschie

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    Jan 14, 2015
    Pacific Northwest
    Not sure yet but there's just somethin' about this one against the orange that I really like. From a distance it wouldn't be so busy, not that that's always a bad thing if done right. But it would sure pop. Does anyone have this pickguard on theirs?

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  11. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    That's a cool look. It reminds me of The Specials, or early Elvis Costello.

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  12. Spidey

    Spidey Gretschie

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    Jan 14, 2015
    Pacific Northwest

    Haha! Heck Ya!

    My wife saw that checkered pickguard last night and said it was 'Very Cherry Poppin' Daddy's Lookin.' :cool:

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