NGD. new Gretsch Day!

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Pdnlegs, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

    Age:
    32
    May 28, 2016
    Oklahoma
    Actually got this Monday. G5220. I ordered this thing in May. I actually ordered it to try and hold off my GAS for a Gibson Les Paul. unfortunately or fortunately I already got tbat Gibson lol. But after months and months of backorder and missed projected shipping times it’s finally here.



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  2. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Sure is pretty. How do you like it? Does the fretboard turn your fingers black?
     
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  3. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

    Age:
    32
    May 28, 2016
    Oklahoma
    It hasn’t yet. I have only got to play it for about an hour so far. I played it unplugged off and on at school Monday. And got to finally plug it in late Monday night. I actually did check my fingers after I played each time because I had seen some complaining about that. Now it’s cooled down here recently so I was not sweating. That might be a factor in the black fingers. Going to use it Sunday at church. And depending who has last adjusted the air it may or may not be induscive to sweating. Lol. Will let yoU know if the Black Finger Tips show up.
     
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  4. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    SUCH a pretty guitar. Enjoy it!
     
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  5. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

    Age:
    32
    May 28, 2016
    Oklahoma
    My wife is not a fan of the looks lol. Her favorite for looks is actually that Epi ES335 Pro next to this one in the pictures. But I think this thing is beautiful. I am loving the look.

    And It plays great! Way better then a guitar I payed $360 for and comes from China. My one complaint on my G5420 is that it lacks enough Bass for my tastes. Now I still love the 5420. And my wife usually compliments my sound at church more with the 5420 then any of my other guitars. Great in that setting and cuts through the mix there well.

    Any way back to this casino Gold Beaut. It has tons of Bass. This would have done nicely to satiate what I was searching for in a LP. It almost has too much bass at neck pick up. But I am loving it. But if you don’t like a lot of bass in your guitar you probably wouldn’t like this. I also could turn down the bass at the amp and it probably wouldn’t be a problem. I have not really messed with my amp settings to fit this guitar yet.

    Speaking of my amp, Tony how are you liking your Tweed Princeton? I saw your video of the AC10 today but where is your Princeton video lol.
     
  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    N-I-C-E! Love the gold.
     
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  7. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

    Age:
    32
    May 28, 2016
    Oklahoma
    Thank you very much. I have never been a big fan of Gold Guitars, but this Casino Gold is Awesome!
     
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Not as nice as blue of course, but it’ll do. :cool:
     
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  9. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Gorgeous and what a steal of a deal, congratulations Pdn!
     
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  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Nice! Congrats!
     
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  11. radd

    radd Gretschie

    430
    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I know my new Jet turned my fingers black, but that is because mine has a Rosewood fingerboard that they must dye. The G5220’s have a Black Walnut fingerboard.

    Mine has stopped “bleeding” after a few weeks of constant playing.

    BTW...great looking Gretsch ya have there OP.
     
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  12. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    Yup, that looks great. Congrats!
     
  13. dak55

    dak55 Gretschie

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    197
    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    Nice looking guitar. Congrats and hope it's worth the LONG wait.
     
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  14. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

    Age:
    32
    May 28, 2016
    Oklahoma
    So. Now the search for a Strap that looks good with it begins. And a Case.
     
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  15. Gregor

    Gregor Electromatic

    26
    Oct 17, 2018
    Canada
    You mean like this? Congrats on the new Casino Gold. I'm sure you'll love it.
     

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  16. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Pdnlegs, that's a beautiful Jet!
     
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  17. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Check out levys leather yellow tweed (not leather) strap.
     
  18. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
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    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
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    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
    england