Hello all! New guy from near Corpus Christi, Texas, just saying hello. Not a member of the Gretsch owners' club, yet, but hopefully that will be remedied very soon. I've had my eye on a red 6228 since about 4 nanoseconds after I saw one. Most likely dark cherry stain, so long as my wandering eye doesn't spend my guitar fund on the Troublemaker Tele that showed up in our local shop this past weekend. Anyway, I look forward to learning about all things Gretsch from this awesome forum. Thanks in advance!