Another Gretsch on the way... Casino Gold G5220

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by JT19, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    216
    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I have a new G5220 in Casino Gold on the way. This will be my first Jet... all of the other Gretsches I've owned have been large hollowbodies.

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    I think the two-tone look with the dark mahogany back and sides is especially striking in the Casino Gold finish. Almost as cool as the Firebird red/black combination that always catches my eye. In comparison, sometimes the black-topped Jets look a little odd to me... perhaps because I spent so many years focused on playing acoustics, and I'm used to the top of the guitar being a lighter shade than the back and sides.

    I'm not sure how I feel about the big block inlays. Would have preferred thumbnail inlays, but I'm sure they'll grow on me.

    I do like the V-stoptail. Reminds me stylistically of the cool classic cars of the 50's.

    I also figure the Casino Gold finish will be a nice compliment to my white G5420 with gold hardware.

    And, funny enough, as I was reviewing videos to hear sound samples of the G5220, I was tickled to see that the exact same two models/color combinations were featured in Anderton's "4 Great Gretsch Guitars Under a Grand" video:

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    At approximately 10:45 into the video, Rabea and Pete start improvising for almost 8 minutes using these two guitars:



    Now I just need to work on making them sound that good! :)
     
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  2. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    240
    Jun 17, 2020
    Minnesota
    I recently acquired one in a trade. First gretsch that made me fall in love. The blacktop Broad’Tron pickups are great imo. It plays on par with my Gibson’s and Rickenbacker. Amazing for the money! Enjoy yours. The two tone with the back looks great.
     
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  3. aFriendbFrosty

    aFriendbFrosty Electromatic

    27
    May 22, 2020
    West Coast
    Congrats Jim!
    That very same video caused me to get my own casino gold 5220, haha.
    I can honestly say videos never get me react on a purchase... until this one. Down the Gretsch rabbit-hole I go
     
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  4. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    53
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Casino Gold is my favorite color on the G5220. It's at the top of my list when I'm able to buy a new one.

    Did you shoot those pics? Those are way better than the ones you see on GC and MF.
     
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  5. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    216
    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Nope... they're the dealer's pics. I agree, though... very nice to see the actual guitar rather than the generic images--especially on a guitar like this where the Casino Gold just never looks right in the stock images.
     
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  6. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    240
    Jun 17, 2020
    Minnesota
    I’m jealous, I wish mine wasn’t a trade so I could have gotten gold. I ended up with black, though I don’t have any other black guitars at least.
     

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  7. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    53
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    What dealer was it? Might have to check them out.
     
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  8. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    216
    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    The black looks really sharp... and so does the silver, for that matter. So many good-looking Gretsch color choices, so little money. <sigh>
     
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  9. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    216
    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    https://www.jamsmusicdublin.com/

    There are only a few guitars photographed that way on their website, though. I found them through their listings on Reverb:

    https://reverb.com/shop/jams-music

    So far, I've been impressed with their customer service. They were very quick--and more than fair, in my opinion--in resolving a hiccup with what I thought was my original purchase (a different Gretsch that had been sold in their store earlier in the day).

    Based on my experience so far, I'd have no problem recommending them. Will know for sure once the guitar arrives in great shape. :)
     
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats Jim , you're going to love it
     
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  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats, these are great guitars, i would love one but dont need another jet lol, enjoy.
     
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  12. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    188
    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Congrats! Of course we'll need to see pics when it arrives.
     
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats, Jim!
     
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  14. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    When my local shop had a Casino Gold top in stock it looked both classy and cool at the same time. I’m actually a fan of the block inlays as they nailed the right size for it. Every time I see other brands put the smaller block inlays it never looks right to me for some reason. Anyway, hope it brings you hours of enjoyment. :)
     
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  15. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I'm sure you'll love it! Here's mine:

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  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    One of the nicer shades of gold imho.
    Gibson`s goldtops seem to go more and more in the greenish-non-metallic mustard direction. Meeh.
    Your`s is a nice light gold. I like that.
     
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  17. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

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    Feb 16, 2013
    California
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    Here’s Joan, my Casino Gold over Snowcrest White Double Jet.
    She’s a beauty!
     
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  18. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Gretschie

    470
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats, that's a fine looking guitar. I'm sure you will enjoy it when it arrives.
     
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  19. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    564
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
  20. manunk

    manunk Gretschie

    Rock on. Yes I too have hesitations with the block inlays BUT, they somehow look great with that goldtop jet. That video is driving me to get both of those Gretsches and be happy.
     
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