Man Salmon

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Andrew Griffin, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    619
    Oct 22, 2015
    The marketing meetings that went into developing the name "Man Salmon" for the almost pink G5191 Tim Armstrong model must have been interesting to listen in on. What kind of man? Or what kind of salmon? But silly name aside, it's a super cool looking guitar, and I just got one this afternoon. It's used but totally mint. I've got a black one and I love it but I switched the pups to TV Classics. The Man Salmon is stock blacktops. I'll see how it goes. I'm going to tune this one to open d. If they ever make one in woman goldfish I'll buy it and tune it to open g IMG_6122 (1).jpg
     
  2. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    That’s so cool. Every once and a while a google the Man Salmon for a used one, would love to have one. Enjoy!
     
  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Not a color for me but it does look cool! Congrats!
     
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  4. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    334
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Sweet Congrads, Love the color , an love some Armstrong
     
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  5. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    these guitars are fantastic and are even better with upgrades. I went nuts with mine. A close friend talked me out of it as he serves as a chaplain in the Navy over in the middle east, how could I say no :) .. i did keep the original pkups though man salmon.jpg
     
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  6. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    792
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Man Salmon makes me think of this:
     
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    That just looks absolutely perfect with the Caddy tailpiece. I wish Gretsch still offered it for purchase asa part. If I remember right you had polished the satin finish somehow. What did you use?
     
  8. Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates Gretschie

    157
    Feb 24, 2010
    DFW area, TX
    That is quite nice, and "man salmon" is truly an awful name!
     
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    The colour looks a bit like an accident to my eyes, but it`s cool nevertheless.
     
  10. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    I love that colour. It reminds me of my favourite tie—the one I wore to my first big job interview in law school. I got the gig.

    But yeah, "Man Salmon" is a bizarre name.
     
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  11. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    619
    Oct 22, 2015
    Me too; I'm always cruising CL. and this time one popped up on Craig's List in Petaluma, far from my home, but where I happened to be going to deliver load of tomatoes. The seller was super nice, the guitar is absolutely mint, and I made a friend as well as a purchase. Fun day.
     
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  12. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I used a dremel at the slowest speed w a bit of rubbing compound to remove the Electro-magic stamp on the headstock. The body was wet sanded w 1200 and then buffed out w turtle wax.

    Next time I'm getting one of these, cuz that was soooo much exercise! :)
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    Man Salmon is actually very manly! :)
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  13. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    619
    Oct 22, 2015
    do you have pix of the polished 5191?
     
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  14. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    look at the previous post w 3 pix of the polished guitar

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  15. Nubs

    Nubs Electromatic

    35
    Sep 10, 2019
    Houston, TX
    Yeah man those are really nice! Fitting enough, they make lefties of this model, in both matte black & this salmon. If I happen to find one in slammon, I'm getting it!

    HNGD!
     
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  16. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Thanks. They all look gorgeous. That middle Desota with the added grey looks super cool too.
     
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  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Andrew!

    Love what ya done to yours, Tavo!:cool:
     
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  18. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    i think you missed the post where I sold it to a friend :(
     
  19. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Great guitar @TV the Wired Turtle! So glad you still have this! You should post some pics of it!
     
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  20. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Well, I suppose they had to call it "Man Salmon", because "Canned Salmon" would be most dreadfully embarrassing. And it wouldn't surprise me if the marketing meeting went something like this...

     
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