Hello, I like green guitars.

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  1. Shroudy

    Shroudy Electromatic

    9
    Mar 13, 2019
    The Bronx
    That’s actually chrome, I see now it looks black. I need to work on my photography skills.
     
  2. Well, nothin' that a can of black gloss spray paint couldn't solve . . .
    Rickenbacker has a couple reversible black tailpieces, so that was what the first that came to mind
    lol
     
  3. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Aloha...I used to have a green one too. CB153914-A165-44AF-BCAD-6120533D3315.jpeg
     
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  4. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    187
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    You've got to be proud of that - it's iconic!
     
  5. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Green guitars, love them. Gretsch does them exceptionally well. Let's see if I can find pics of all of mine.
    Aspen Green 5420 and 6118T Anniversary 2 tone Smoke Green, my first two Gretsches

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    My Pro Jet and Lacquer Jazzmaster both in (very different) Surf Green

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    My most recent Gretsch, the Brian Setzer 6120 Hot Rod in Antifreeze Green Sparkle

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    And my Airline Map guitar also in Surf Green

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  6. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    That pro jet tho!
     
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  7. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    187
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Any comments on that Map guitar? I remember them from long ago.....
     
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  8. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    I like it a lot. Surprised me being my first Korean built guitar (it is a modern Eastwood Airline). I just gravitate to surf music with it despite the Humbuckers. Unlike the originals from National, the body is not Res-o-glass, but chambered Mahogany. I bought it maybe 6 or 8 years ago, and got a great deal on it at the time compared to what they were selling for on average.
     
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  9. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I like green guitars and have me a few. The first three are in my avatar.

    You may not know this, but clinical studies have proven that green guitars actually sound better. No, really, it's true.
     
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  10. "My Pro Jet and Lacquer Jazzmaster both in (very different) Surf Green"

    Yes, that Pro Jet surf green looks sweeeet . . .
    . . . wonderin' what year that was in the Gretsch color palette (?)
     
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  11. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    That was a special run made specifically for a big Gretsch dealership. I can't recall which one at the moment.
     
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  12. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    It's probably the same color as my G5622TLH SRF GRN :

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    Actually, it's more a Surf Turquoise than a Surf Green.

    My guitar is dated December 2014 by its S/N°. She's one of the batch of 10 G5622TLH SRF GRN guitars custom-ordered by the French shop "Le Gaucher" (The Lefty) from Paris.

    A+!
     
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  13. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Thanks, it was indeed a special run, for Riff City Guitar done along with an equally awesome Tangerine Sparkle (was a hard choice). They were announced in late 2016, I posted about buying this one on December 31st, 2017. Think that is the year it was made, would have to check (but am travelling, brought my 2012 5420 this trip).

    I did end up buying it a Grersch hard case, and installing an American Bigsby and Towner Bar on it. Cool guitar for sure.
     
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  14. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Ha, yes ! I agree : hard choice... :confused:

    A+!
     
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  15. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    786
    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    I want that bench....Oh ya, them guitars r pretty darn nice also.
     
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  16. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    671
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Green guitars, I just don't get it. What is so special about green ? "Oh" it is St. Paty day.
     
  17. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    675
    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    My most recently-acquired green machine...

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  18. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    That was my neighbors:) I always marvel at the complimentary colours in that pic that happened almost purely by chance.
    Miss that greenie...she was light and loud!
     
  19. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

    807
    Feb 25, 2011
    New England
    You people are doing nothing to help me solve my personal problem of wanting (let's face it -- needing) a green guitar. I just love the playability of my Black Phoenix, so what am I to do?

    If only they'd made a Green Phoenix...
     
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