New gretsch model. GAS!!!

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Aaron1061, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Gretschie

    May 23, 2016
    G5665tg limited.

    I love it. Anyone have $899? Screenshot_20181107-195751.png
  2. DougCraft

    DougCraft Gretschie

    Apr 24, 2018
    Northern Colorado
    Nice, an Electromatic Junior. I love my Broadkaster Jr - the smaller body is very comfy.
  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Looks like a better version of the white Epiphone Wildkat. Bet that’s not a coincidence.
  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I just wish there were more models with single coils. Or at least have it as an option.
  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    That`s a cool, cool guitar.
    Just rob-off an old lady in the park and it is yours...:eek:
  6. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    That's a beautiful Gretsch, although I'd have to take some time to get used to the laurel fretboard.
  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    I gotta say, I’ve played two of this same model now at two different shops. Totally underwhelmed. They felt and played terrible. Felt cheap and wouldn’t stay in tune worth a flip. This is a big pass for me unfortunately.
  8. Reebkk

    Reebkk Newbie

    Dec 30, 2018
    Really? I didn't quite think the same thing. I might not be the best judge but I would like to think I have a reasonable idea. I own a Brian Setzer Hotrod and whilst the Electormatic is not quite as nice, it's highly comparable. I think the price is a major factor though being as it's less than half the price.

    I have to admit the tuning could be an issue. It's got new strings so they are going flat after a bit of shredding, I just assumed they'd settle in after being used for a while. Perhaps that's not the case? If so, perhaps wrapping the string over and under itself at the machine heads will hold them in place?

    Anyways, none of the above is the reason I signed up lol. I was actually looking for a bit of advice about this guitar.

    It has a laurel fretboard, a point of some debate I gather lol, I'm just wondering if I should be treating it the same as rosewood and using some lemon oil on it? I can't seem to find any solid answer except vague suggestions that it could be cared for the same as rosewood.

    What are the thoughts from the connoisseurs? I played for over 2 decades but only recently had the pleasure of owning a Gretsch in the last couple of weeks, now I'm lucky enough to have two ;) wanna make sure I take as good a care as possible with them.

    Thanks in advance.
  9. Omsok

    Omsok Electromatic

    Dec 10, 2018
    Montreal, Canada
    I saw one at the local gittar store a cpl weeks ago. Pretty looking. Made in China? Didn’t play it.

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  10. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    These were made in South Korea and I suspect they still are. For Gretsch, South Korea produces their midrange $600-$1000 or so. Below that is China and Indonesia; above, Japan.
  11. Omsok

    Omsok Electromatic

    Dec 10, 2018
    Montreal, Canada
    Like I said, the one I saw at
    My guitar store surprised me to be made in China as a hollow body. Not sure exactly what model number it was, but looked very similar.

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