Summer NAMM 2019: Gretsch Unveils New Electromatic Models

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ZackyDog, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA

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  2. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    That black one is something else!
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  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I agree, that black with gold and red in the pickups is fetching. Guess those pickups would be redtop filtertrons?
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  4. xtcclassic

    xtcclassic Gretschie

    Jan 9, 2019
    They did everything I was wanting them to do with the double jet minus dropping the Bigsby in favor of the G tailpiece but that’s an easy fix. Bound headstock, no more Electromatic logo, mahogany body, thumbnail inlays, and brought back Casino Gold. Guess I’m getting a new guitar soon.
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  5. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    I couldn’t be more bored...And back to big headstock on the black one???
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  6. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    The marketing guyz are in total fury, aren't they ?
  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
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  8. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    I dig the double jet.
    I’ve never been a fan of B5, but that’s the way it goes on these days.
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Gretsch marketing division is starting to behave like an asian auto manufacturer.
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  10. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I think the big headstock is awesome if it’s bound. The large unbound headstocks looked lame. I still wanna pinstripe the edges of my 5129 headstock eventually.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019
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  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Another year and still no Electromatic Billy Bo's...come on Gretsch , you know you want too!
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  12. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    And no proline Corvette either
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  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Obviously it's more beneficial to the Gretsch PR machinery to sell one or two freakin magenta Setzer Hotrods with a vintage otentic misplaced volume knob, than sell a couple of hundred Electromatics to the plebs on guitar fora.
  14. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
    I’m digging the Electromatic Double Jet in Tahiti Red, I’m going to get one ordered this morning
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  15. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    In the photo the HR’s look to have correct knob placement. I’m wondering if the other photos were photo shopped from the Smoke 59. I believe the color selection is coming from Setzer himself. Although the return of Lime Gold may be a suggestion from Gretsch for sales.


    Gretsch really should do an Electro Billy Bo. I bet they’d sell more than a couple.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2019
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  16. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Gretsch really should do a vintage correct orange 6120, nitrolacquered, TV-Jones equipped for 2k. I bet they‘d sell also more than a couple. I personally don‘t need a signature model.
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  17. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I would be happy with a modded version of this G5420T-59:

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  18. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I agree. No disrespect intended to people like Chet Atkins (RIP) and Brian Setzer but, it makes a pricey guitar like a professional line Gretsch hollow body, even more expensive.
  19. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    I'm kind of smitten over that one also.
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  20. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Likewise, I think proline Corvettes with Powertrons would sell big as a competitor to the very popular Gibson SG :)
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