Summer NAMM 2019: Gretsch Unveils New Electromatic Models

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

  1. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Ditto - I couldn't care less about anyone's signature on a guitar :)
     
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  2. xtcclassic

    xtcclassic Electromatic

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    Jan 9, 2019
    Missouri
    So what’s the consensus on the laurel fretboard?
     
  3. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    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!
     
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  4. jasonek72

    jasonek72 Electromatic

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    Jul 13, 2019
    Wisconsin
    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.
     
  5. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Wouldn’t really be a competitor would it as SG’s are in a different price range.
     
  6. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Laurel..I heard it was Yanni?
     
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  7. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    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 :)
     
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  8. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I know they’re black tops, i was just kidding around.:)
     
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  9. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Seems to me Gretsch are trying a little too hard.
     
  10. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I've been saying this also now for a while . The working man needs one ......
     
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    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
     
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  12. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    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.

    faded gent look.jpg
     
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  13. DennisC

    DennisC Gretschie

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    319
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    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........
     
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  14. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Is that totally realistic???
     
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  15. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Just colours??
    Haven’t you ever bought a guitar because of its colour?
     
  16. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    $1000 for a Proline Corvette? Heck no, that isn't realistico_O
     
  17. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    142
    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    Look closely at the pick guard. It still says "Electromatic" beneath the "Gretsch" logo. I think they started that arounf 2017.
     
  18. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    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?
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
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  19. xtcclassic

    xtcclassic Electromatic

    11
    Jan 9, 2019
    Missouri
    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.
     
  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I don't like the long neck tenon on those doublecut Electromatic Jets in the pic.
     
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