Clear pickguard on G5122

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by ohheysis, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. ohheysis

    ohheysis Newbie

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    Jun 12, 2011
    United Kingdom
    So heres my very first thread as I have just joined today. :)

    I am seriously thinking about getting this guitar sometime in the future and have saw pictures of it with a white pickguard which i really like, but when looking to buy the guitar they all have a clear plexi pickguard which i dont really like. I heard gretsch started doing this after their anniversary and i was just wondering if you can still buy them new with the white pickguard or will i have to buy one with a clear pickguard and either spray it or buy a new one?
     
  2. RockingMatt

    RockingMatt Country Gent

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    Jun 3, 2010
    Landstuhl, Germany
    Welcome to the Forum.
    I believe Gretsch is selling them actually with a silver Pickguard!

    Matt
     
  3. ohheysis

    ohheysis Newbie

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    Jun 12, 2011
    United Kingdom
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    Oh is it silver? looks quite white in some pictures, the ones on the black 5122's look silver but i didnt think they were on the walnut one?

    So you can buy them with these pickguards then?
     
  4. amx05462

    amx05462 Gretschie

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    Apr 24, 2011
    rhode island
    my 5120 had a clear one its gone theres a silver one i bought of ebay on it now. if you cant get it with the one you want theres many avalable on ebay for this guitar.
     
  5. Geosh

    Geosh Synchromatic

    706
    Mar 17, 2010
    Chandler, AZ
    Just paint the clea one on the back side any color you want. Super easy and you don't need to be a pro painter because the plastic will make just about any paint job nice and smooth from the side that is visible.
     
  6. 68GuitarPlayer

    68GuitarPlayer Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Clinton, Tn
    Hi ohheysis welcome to the forum!
     
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Hi ohheysis, welcome to the forum!
     
  8. Topfooldugster

    Topfooldugster Electromatic

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    Jan 9, 2011
    108 MIle Ranch BC
    I just drew a design on the back, and then painted the back silver, Planned to buy a different guard, but liked it enough to leave it the way it is
     

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