Gretsch G5655TG - Azure Metallic

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  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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  2. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Love that color..
    What is a Laurel fretboard?
    Looks pretty similar to rosewood, is it as nice?
     
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  3. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Good eye; I missed that. I wish I knew. It looks nice though.
     
  4. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I wonder if it's a tighter grain than rosewood...otherwise it looks about the same
     
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  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome back, Zacky! Hope you're feeling well. I think you posted that just for me. :cool:
     
  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Great color! Gretsch are really offering some nice shades of blue these days!
     
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  7. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Thanks and yes, I thought that color would be appealing to you. :)
     
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  8. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    That's a gorgeous colour, and I'm a sucker for junior-sized Gretsches. I'll be keeping an eye out for one of these on the used market.
     
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  9. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I believe Fender is using more Laurel now on Squire’s as well. A lot of it is from India. I googled it recently. One person said it had a similar hardness to rosewood but I haven’t fact checked it. It looks good to me. And at least it shouldn’t come off on your fingers like other recent fretboards. Wasn’t that happening on Electromatic’s two years ago?
     
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  10. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
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    Thanks for sharing,
    Looks great
     
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  11. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

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    Apr 15, 2018
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    Beautiful
     
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    I am sure that it sounds as nice as it looks.
     
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  13. Wjensen

    Wjensen Electromatic

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    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    A beautiful guitar1
     
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  14. budglo

    budglo Electromatic

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    Feb 26, 2019
    Ohio
    Love that color. It seems like Gretsch is trying new things with their fretboards . I have a 5420 that came with a "compressed rosewood" board and bridge. It looks and plays great.
     
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  15. Azure Metallic looks very cool . . .
    Some quick research on laurel (East Indian laurel)

    Indian Laurel Scientific Name: Terminalia elliptica (syn. T. tomentosa)
    https://www.wood-database.com/indian-laurel/

    1) "Laurel is a wonderful species that is found throughout the Americas. The California variety is particularly beautiful. It possesses a tremendous tap tone and always produces top of the line guitars. Rich overtones, brilliant trebles, lively and vibrant. It is relatively cheap when compared to woods that deliver similar sound at much higher costs like Blackwood or Brazilian rosewood."
    http://tonewooddatasource.weebly.com/wood-details-h-l.html
     
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  16. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    How about a G6136 Ltd. Edition Falcon in the same (azure metallic) color? :D

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    @drmilktruck
     
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