Thoughts on the Smoke Grey and Metallic Violet Beauty

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by drmilktruck, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    It would appear your wife has ya figured happens, I know. I hope you are doing something special for her on Valentines Day...the wife, not the new guitar.
  2. reverb11

    reverb11 Gretschie

    Jun 11, 2008
    London, Ontario
    Very pretty guitar, but... you guys and your jack plates? I have been playing Gretsch guitars for 20 years (gigging them) and have never had a jack incident. Maybe I've just been lucky, but I wouldn't be in a race to drill holes in my new guitar. But, hey, whatever works for you! Congratulations on a lovely instrument!
  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I'm reconsidering the jack plate as I don't want to put holes in if I don't have to. I don't play out so little risk.
  4. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    ^^This! I couldn't say it any better.
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  5. ronbo

    ronbo Gretschie

    Feb 28, 2012
    Broomfield, Colorado
    That's a sexy beast, even if it's not blue...
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  6. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Doc that is unreal in every way!
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  7. Parttime

    Parttime Electromatic

    Dec 6, 2018
    Very nice!
    Beautiful color combination.
    The knobs set in off.
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  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    It's a stunner sir!:cool:
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  9. MartyT

    MartyT Gretschie

    Apr 8, 2010
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    That's a very cool guitar!
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  10. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Gretschie

    Jun 2, 2008
    Fort Collins, CO
    Now you just need to get the knobs to light up! :D
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  11. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
    Hey, Doc, is your love of blue guitars morphing over to purple?
  12. Axis39

    Axis39 Country Gent

    Jun 2, 2008
    La Quinta, CA
    I love this color combo. When they first came out, I thought the gray had a hint of purple or blue to it and I went into a cold sweat. When I found it was ;just' gray, I was kinda safe.... But, every time I see one, I get all loosey goosey and excited.

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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Thank you !! @drmilktruck Jim . How did I ever miss this thread :)
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  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I'm expanding my palette! (Purple is just blue and red though, so I'm not going too far afield.)
  15. Far To Many

    Far To Many Gretschie

    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    When I saw the color combo earlier this year while shopping, I thought it was very interesting. I think the truss rod cover should be purple as you suggested doing.

    The knob upgrade certainly goes right inline with the look. I like it! The strap looks sweet too.
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  16. Rstar95

    Rstar95 Newbie

    Feb 5, 2019
    Western Australia
    That is a thing of beauty.
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  17. Naldo

    Naldo Electromatic

    Cherry Hill, NJ
    Those knobs! My oh my!
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