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INCOMING!!! Vintage Select Cadillac Green Country Club 6196T-59GE

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Bing James, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Bing James

    Bing James Electromatic

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    Aug 30, 2017
    New York city
    Thanks, Zeke. Sometimes the "late" bird catches the worm!

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  2. Bertotti

    Bertotti Synchromatic

    608
    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I have, in the past, always wished D'Addario would get rid of the colored ball ends but lately I've been thinking it make the guitar look like a beautiful Christmas present. Like a decorated Christmas tree. This one really brings that out for me.
     
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  3. Bing James

    Bing James Electromatic

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    Aug 30, 2017
    New York city
    Agreed...and add the red lined case...Christmas is covered.

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  4. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    PA
    Congrats Bing - been playing my CC today. Ben at Cream City is good to deal with.

    Red and Green - Crimson and Clover Bing ;)
     
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  5. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I think you just bought my next Gretsch...
     
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  6. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Bing, that is the "new" Cadillac Green. Almost a teal as someone noted. I have a FSR 5420 that is this same colour but not even close to my other two Caddy Green Gretschs.

    Regardless, it's a beautiful color and very attractive with the gold hardware. Congrats!
     
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  7. Bing James

    Bing James Electromatic

    62
    Aug 30, 2017
    New York city
    Cream City have been great so far. Nice to hear, LA! Crimson & Clover...lol my buddy Tommy James will love it!

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  8. Bing James

    Bing James Electromatic

    62
    Aug 30, 2017
    New York city
    I couldn't believe the feel and sound of this model when I tried one out last month. I think I probably did, stevo...

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  9. Congrats. If ever I was to buy another Gretsch, it would be that guitar
     
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  10. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Gretschie

    383
    Oct 22, 2015
    Beautiful! I'm always keeping my eye out for a green CC without a Bigsby. I look forward to more pix when you've got it at home.
     
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  11. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    That's a real stunner to have inbound, so the next few days will seem very long. Congrats!
     
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  12. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

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    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
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    They are beautiful, and Christmas is less than three months away.
     
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  13. WannaGretsch

    WannaGretsch Gretschie

    220
    Oct 23, 2012
    ALASKA
    I'm "green" with envy!! This will be my next and last Gretsch!! Congrats!!
     
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  14. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Age:
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    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Just something that I noticed:

    I see why Bing's is a little different than the previous model Cadillac Green Country Clubs; here' a 2013 model:

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    I think a regular, non-metallic Cadillac Green, combined with a polyurethane finish, will inevitably have a different look.

    Bing's is a Cadillac Green Metallic Lacquer.

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    Both are equally beautiful, to my eyes. ;)

     
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  15. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    congrats and on the deal! My friend has this very guitar and I set it up for him. Beautiful instrument!
     
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  16. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Zack, I don't suppose you could post some examples? I'd really like to hear the difference.
     
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  17. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Nope, I don't. But Gretsch-Talk's, Nick U. made a video. Though his HS Filtertron bridge pickup is a little hot (~4.75k ohms), compared to the neck pickup (~4.0k ohms) that I put in the bridge cavity of my G6122-1962. Having owned both, I think the TV Jones Classic and recent (~2010 - present) HS Filtertron neck pickups are comparable. They differ on the bridge pickup (the TV Jones has wider pole spacing), which affects the bridge sound and the middle/in-between sound.

     
  18. russmack

    russmack Synchromatic

    526
    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Last guitar?

    Yair, sure. LOL

    Russ
     
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  19. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    64
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    One word says it all, "Beautiful" !!
     
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  20. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Electromatic

    80
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    Wow, what a beautiful guitar! I Love the color!
     
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