Gretsch G5220 what color to buy

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by copperheadroads, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. stratohiker

    stratohiker Electromatic

    I just ordered a Jade Grey one from MF. Sez, later this month.
    We shall see. Looking forward to playing something "different" for gigs :cool:
    Oh, btw, I let the wife choose her fav color out of the 4 choices ;-)
     
  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Fine ! Don't forget to post pictures : I'm curious to see that color under different light exposures... ;)

    A+!
     
  3. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    403
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    Me too. It looks matte grey on the Gretsch site on its listing page but on the "New for 2019" page with an "action" shot it looks blue/green.
     
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  4. stratohiker

    stratohiker Electromatic

    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
  5. stratohiker

    stratohiker Electromatic

    Do like me.....I'm left handed, I just play the guitar right handed :cool:
    More options that way ;)
     
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  6. copperheadroads

    copperheadroads Electromatic

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    Just getting back to this now ,Jade won't be in till April so the Gold or Dark Cherry Metallic ... There are some nice pics of the Cherry .wow
     
  7. stratohiker

    stratohiker Electromatic

    My order keeps getting pushed back.
    Its mid March now....Jade
     
  8. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    For such a nice color, it's worth to wait !

    A+!
     
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  9. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

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    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    We don't really know what it looks like in person. But at least I know I've got time to save up. We just spent about $1500 on the Dano 12, pedal and synth so... no 5220 in any colour for a while for me. :(
     
  10. copperheadroads

    copperheadroads Electromatic

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    The Rock /Canada
    I just ordered the Dark Cherry .
     
  11. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    403
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    There are too many choices! There are five colour options via Long & McQuade (they also have a Cadillac Green dealer's special colour). The only thing I know for sure is I don't want the gold and think I don't want the black.

    Is Cadillac Green a flat/matte finish or is there a slight metallic sparkle to it?
     
  12. Bluesman68

    Bluesman68 Electromatic

    Not mine. :)

    The good thing about G5220s is that the stain on the fretboard fades easily. Play it for about 30minutes and you'd notice fading right away. That's what I looked for when I got my Cadillac Green...no fading = untouched....;-)
     
  13. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

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    May 28, 2016
    Oklahoma
    Here is mine
    EB789575-87D8-4AEF-8C68-016CF3326F22.jpeg
     
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  14. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    403
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    I was, and still am, thinking about the Long & McQuade dealer special run of the 5220 in Cadillac Green. Then I saw the CME special of a Electromatic double cut Jet with V-stop in Broadway Jade and thought... cool. But realised a double cut body looks alot like my Danelectro 12 body so...

    I just tweeted at Grestch and Long & McQuade suggesting a 5220 special run in Broadway Jade. Which I would get in a heartbeat. Hope they go for it. :)

    https://twitter.com/WinterwindProds/status/1104017256835674115
     
  15. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    403
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    Well... the VP of Long and McQuade's Sales and Marketing has emailed me twice now. First to say he'd pass the suggestion along to their buyer and today to tell me they're meeting with Gretsch next week and will ask. So... There may be a special run G5220 in Broadway Jade for us Canadians (don't know if they ship outside Canada).

    Not engaging in self-promotion here but if any other Canadians are interested maybe re-tweet my above link at L&M and Gretsch and try to drum up some support for the idea.
     
  16. copperheadroads

    copperheadroads Electromatic

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    The Rock /Canada
    Got the guitar but it's packed up & ready to go back ,It came with a big buffing skid mark smiley face ..Makes you question who's doing the QC from The factory & the Big Box store ...Helen Keller ? .
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  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Inexcusable quality control FAIL.
     
  18. Nemesis44UK

    Nemesis44UK Electromatic

    24
    Aug 1, 2018
    UK
    How on earth did they let that one through?

    On a side note, I'm super happy with the black one I have. People say: "Boring," but the black and silver is a classic combination and it has an oddly retro/modern feel about it.

    I would've bought the Casino Gold one if it hadn't been £80 more expensive than the black one, but I'm very happy with it.
     
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