Gretsch Tailpiece Question

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by streamliner, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. streamliner

    streamliner Electromatic

    6
    Sep 3, 2019
    jersey shore
    Now that I own my first Gretsch, G2420, I am thinking about changing my Chromatic II tailpiece for the G- Cutout Tailpiece. Is this possible, being that the Cut-Out is shorter in length?
    Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.
     
  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I think that there are two different lengths for the G-tailpiece.
     
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  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    It’s completely doable, but you’ll likely need to make a few new screw holes at the end. As you mentioned you’ll have to deal with a shorter length. Also know there are three lengths available (new), 2 Pro models that aren’t cheap, and the Electromatic plate that is the best deal for the buck. I believe the short Pro model is too short, the Electro is in the middle (4.5 inch), and shorter than the long Pro model (5.5 inch), which is still shorter than a vintage G-plate. Too short a plate means you could have trouble with certain string brands.

    Since a new long G-plate was so expensive anyways, I jumped on a vintage ‘58 plate, which is 6.25 inches long. I know, it’s just a Streamliner, but now it really is a Streamliner :D

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  4. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Borderradio nailed the facts about the G-cut tailpiece.
     
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  5. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    600
    Oct 22, 2015
    very cool
     
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