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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ZackyDog, Jul 17, 2019.
Ditto - I couldn't care less about anyone's signature on a guitar
So what’s the consensus on the laurel fretboard?
I saw video from NAMM with Joe Carducci. Those are Black Top Filter'Trons with shell covers, matching the pickguard.
And Hump Block inlays. Looks like back to the original 5420 Spec? (Minus I presume the unpinned bridge and Electromatic logo).
All shots of them I've seen from NAMM (including Joe Carducci's video) shows the pot in the normal position. And the Magenta is actually quite striking. Would love an Electro Billy Bo thiugh!
Not a fan. To me it just looks a bit strange. It also has a quality about it that somehow feels plastic-y to me. And this is from the standpoint of someone who is neither a traditionalist nor a tone wood snob.
Wouldn’t really be a competitor would it as SG’s are in a different price range.
Laurel..I heard it was Yanni?
Depends on pricing - Gretsch could do a great solid body Corvette with Powertrons, locking tuners and bigsby for around $1000 - similar price to a good SG
I know they’re black tops, i was just kidding around.
Seems to me Gretsch are trying a little too hard.
I've been saying this also now for a while . The working man needs one ......
I agree also .....but . Did you see the other thread with the video of the new models ( Joe Carducci showing all ) theres a Steve Wormer model that looks interesting
That stained G5622T center block looks like a Country Gent that has been aged. I'm not knocking it at all; I'm sure that it will be appealing to many.
After all, this is just colours...
... but ... it's a hard-to-please costumership anyway:
"They don't build'em like they used to!" or "There's nothing new or innovative about them!" - gotta chose which way you're gonna fail.
We can't want new stuff, innovative stuff and authentic fifties-stuff... That was possible in ... you know ... the fifties........
Is that totally realistic???
Haven’t you ever bought a guitar because of its colour?
$1000 for a Proline Corvette? Heck no, that isn't realistic
Look closely at the pick guard. It still says "Electromatic" beneath the "Gretsch" logo. I think they started that arounf 2017.
I think so - solid body guitars are much cheaper and easier to make than hollows and semi hollows.
If Gibson can do it with SGs - why not Gretsch?
Right, I know about that. The pick guard ain’t stayin’, and neither is the Bigsby. G tailpiece, Classic/+ pickups, new pots, orange drop caps, treble bleed, switches, and jack. Got it all planned out already.
I don't like the long neck tenon on those doublecut Electromatic Jets in the pic.