NGD Gretsch G5230t

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Footsore, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Footsore

    Footsore Electromatic

    Nov 29, 2019
    My first Gretch arrived yesterday.
    I love this guitar and cant believe how well made it is for a guitar made in China and the price they sell. I'm in Australia and it cost me $795 deliverd to my door. Not much more than I recently paid for a Squier Custom Vibe Tele and I reckon this is way better than the Squier! Plays great and sounds awesome.
    I was worried I might not like the Airline Silver but to me it looks very nice indeed. The chrome and black really compliment the silver and the mahogany back and sides just look great too.

    [​IMG]2019-12-06_11-42-44 by My Photos, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]2019-12-06_11-47-31 by My Photos, on Flickr
    Tadhg, Henry, hcsterg and 6 others like this.
  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great color, congrats!
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  4. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Good one!
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  5. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Congrats, silver’s a beauty too.

    The whole made in China = poor quality is going away for some items like guitars for the big brands. Although they can still be made inferior and cheaply if companies want, I think there’s too much competition at stake in the market to risk having their name on junk. So they export the know how and technology into said country. Making it affordable for the masses on cheap labor. Once the profit margins get tighter they move on and export production elsewhere. Went from
    Japan, Korea, China, and now Indonesia has started for some. They could likely make some pro-line guitars in more than Japan. But the stigma of made in China still persists. Where for Japan it’s gone away. The fit and finish on my semi solid Vox 55 from Korea is tops. Sorry, guess I got long winded.

    Anyway, enjoy rockin’ your new Gretsch!
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  6. xtcclassic

    xtcclassic Electromatic

    Jan 9, 2019
    Nice! The Chinese Electromatic solidbodies from the last few years are such an outstanding value, I’m not sure if there’s a better guitar available anywhere close to their price range. The Airline Silver finish looks awesome, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Gretsch will announce that finish for the 5232 for next year. It would look great next to my Casino Gold 5232.
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  7. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    Congrats and great guitar!!!!
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  8. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Awesome guitar, proud owner of one myself, enjoy and congrats
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  9. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Beautiful guitar!!! Congtats!!! Have had mine for a year and a half. Same color as yours. It's my go to. excellent
    guitar. I gig with it.
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  10. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Congrads and enjoy.
  11. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Beautiful finish!
  12. stevekolt

    stevekolt Electromatic

    Dec 1, 2019
    West by God Virginia
    Very nice, congrats!
  13. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats,the silver looks cool!
  14. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Congrats. The black pickup rings look great on this.
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  15. Footsore

    Footsore Electromatic

    Nov 29, 2019
    Yeah I reckon it's a great looker. Plays and sounds as good as it looks too.
    Charlie westside likes this.
  16. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
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