NGD (or, "This is Orange?")

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by dougmon, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Gorgous guitar. Congrats, Dougmon.
     
  2. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    796
    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    Great looking guitar! If I was in the hunt for a new Gretsch, that one would definitely be a must see. Congrats!
     
  3. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    659
    May 20, 2016
    Australia
    Nice!

    And, for once Filtertrons without a...………………………………………….Mud switch!

    Someone up there is listening. ;)
     
  4. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats,great looking geet!

    Love that colour! The Bigsby...not so much.
     
  5. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    148
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    You don't like the Bigsby? But it's a good Bigsby...well behaved...brings me my slippers at night...

    Without the Bigsby, I don't know that I would have figured out that there's binding at the nut on the G string...so it did serve a purpose.. :D
     
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  6. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    148
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    Apropos of all the messages that have gone before...I like how people on this forum seem to be really jazzed when someone gets a new Gretsch!
     
  7. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Beautiful, love the orange

    players Edition necks? I don’t know if they are all the same, but I love the neck on my 6228 players edition.

    Congrats on the new guitar
     
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  8. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    472
    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    Best looking orange finish to ever grace a guitar!
     
  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I think a tension bar bigsby can work great if they’re set up right, and this puppy looks right!

    I know there’s a LOT of hatred for B7’s and B5’d here, and that’s fine.
    Those of us who’ve had them work just fine know they’re awesome! :cool:
     
  10. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Yeah, “orange” doesnt seem quite a big enough word does it?
    Extraordinary.
    Stunning.
    Congratulations.
     
  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  12. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    670
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Beauty, Congrads
     
  13. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    148
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    All I really want is to get that warble down and I'll be fine with it. :cool:
     
  14. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Incredibly beautiful. That orange is something else.
    I’ve never had a problem with the B7 and I wonder why Gretsch has choose to fit all his newest model with it if they knew it wasn’t working properly if the setting isn’t right, but having both B6 and B7 in my guitars I admit that B6 has a way better feeling.
    Anyway, this guitar is a color scheme masterpiece. I absolutely love the black pickguard.
     
  15. Stonepicking

    Stonepicking Gretschie

    184
    Sep 14, 2018
    Portsmouth uk
    Lovely guitar, congratulations!
     
  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Oh i like a Bigsby ,i only have 2 Gretsches that don't have one and i'm happy about that ,my Falcons have to have a Caddy tail!

    I'm just not a fan of that Bigsby,prefer the feel ,and look, of the B6 myself.
    But i have say it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me,cause that guitar is class sir!:cool:
     
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  17. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    148
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    Oh, yeah, I see that. There are many folks here who don't seem to be fond of the tension bar Bigsby. I have to admit, after a short honeymoon phase, I can see where it's contributing to tuning problems. But I see that as more of a nut/bridge problem, and in a little while I'm taking the guitar to a local repairman who can help with both of those. And if the Bigsby is still a problem, there's alway the BiggsFix.

    Speaking of short honeymoon phases: does anyone know what strings come stock on a Gretsch? I have to say I'm not crazy about them, and would like to avoid them in the future.

    But so far, these are minor quibbles. This guitar has me practicing like I haven't in years.
     
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  18. mrcoffee23

    mrcoffee23 Electromatic

    52
    Sep 23, 2009
    Virginia, USA
    It's a beauty! What is it about the neck that would take getting used to? Too fat/thin? Sticky finish?
     
  19. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    148
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    I stopped playing everything except my acoustic a few years ago, and any neck that differs from that will take some getting used to for me. :)
     
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