I just couldn't help myself NGD

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by dak55, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
    I've been desiring a Jr. for some time now and was giving up hope waiting for used prices to come down. Then this 5655TG had a price drop a couple days ago and BAM!! Not only in my price range, but with a case, US Bigsby, HS F-Trons instead of Blacktops, and new tuners to boot for a great price. Here it is.

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    My only issue with it was the head stock name plate. Not that I mind plates, I sort of liked the Anni plate on my 2420, but this one was too big and not oriented like a factory plate. There were some pretty big chips from the screw holes so now they are covered with dice courtesy of @thunder58 . I also found a holographic truss rod cover sitting in the parts drawer so I threw it on too.

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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Very nice, congrats and enjoy!
     
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  3. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    257
    Apr 26, 2019
    Michigan
    Very nice, love the blue color! Congrats!
     
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Of course I approve.
     
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  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Congrats and enjoy it.
     
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  6. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Sweet, juniors are awesome!
     
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  7. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Awesome! Congrats!
    I dig the blue! I dig the Gold!
    That Gold B7 looks awesome!
     
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  8. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Looks like a wonderful purchase!
     
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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Very luxurious!
     
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  10. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Lovely blue and guitar. Great job replacing the plate too.
     
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  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    340
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    very nice, am fond of blue guitars, even though I don't own one, congrats.
     
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  12. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Very nice my friend...Congrats and enjoy!
     
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  13. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Cool man! Dice look hawt!
     
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  14. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Gretschie

    487
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    congrats! I really cant wait to be in the Gretsch club again! I need to get myself a new Gretsch!
     
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, that’s nice!
     
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  16. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    505
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Nice score! And the dice are way better than the billboard!
     
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Beautiful guitar dak . The dice looks great too
     
  18. Tadhg

    Tadhg Gretschie

    104
    Aug 8, 2019
    Qld - Australia
    Great to see more of the 5655TG's appearing on here. Felt like there was a bit of negativity about them when I first signed up (mine's Cadillac Green, not Azure), nice to see that relaxing. It'd be very interesting to hear the difference between the Blacktop Broadtrons and the HS FT's (though I understand it's too late to record that).
    You've mentioned upgraded tuners - any idea what they might be?
     
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  19. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Nice!! Congrats...
     
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  20. Gasee

    Gasee Gretschie

    110
    Jun 4, 2009
    North Wales
    I Love that Blue! Very Very Nice.
     
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