Cheap Jets are my thing, to the tune of 15 and counting. I love them so and they do such good in my life. Probably should’ve just bought 2 or 3 really expensive Jets and spent more time playing, but I don’t really have any free time. The return to guitars ended up being a hunting, collecting, refurbishing and upgrading hobby more so than a playing one (much to my chagrin). A few really expensive Jets would not have given me the same enjoyment as a pile of Chinese Electromatic Gretsch Jets with a light sprinkling of Koreans thrown in for good measure. With this in mind you know that I eagerly await the FSR Electromatics that show up every year or so, but I gotta say CME has been missing the mark with their past couple of runs. The last double jet in broadway jade was a disappointment and I can say that with authority, because I own one! Amazing color, but double jets stink. I don’t understand why I have 4 of them and my favorite jet to play is a G5655T-CB. That broadway jade jet as a single cut would’ve been a home run with sparks raining down from the lights and an instant contender for the #1 spot in the herd, but nooooooo they made it a crappy DJ. So yesterday i’m scrolling up my Reverb feed as I am prone to doing about 57 times a day and I see these roll by. At first I was like Oh God CME did the DJ thing again, ugh!...but then I saw the the single cuts and I was giddy with excitement! The daphne and gold was kinda meh to me, but I thought the pink shell and chrome was a winner! Hours pass and I didn’t even make it to bedtime before my initial enthusiasm started to fade. The pink single cut looks the best, but I don’t really want a pink guitar. The daphne blue would look so much better with chrome hardware, but I don’t really want a light blue guitar. An Olympic or aged white would’ve been more welcomed if you had to do a light color. I would’ve suggested a green sparkle or champagne. Actually, a single cut Broadway jade would’ve been cliff jumping perfection. Or be still my beating heart...or orange sparkle with a black back!!! Either way, I don’t really have 500 bucks for them to sit on for 6-12 months while there are still 7-8 jets from the 2012-18 era that I’m still trying to acquire, so I’m definitely not pre-ordering. The previous broadway jade took forever to finally hit the states. The more I think about it the most enticing thing to do is get a daphne blue/gold and then buy a Cadillac green or black G5230T to swap all the hardware with. That would be the most interesting idea to me, but I’m not really excited about having a light blue guitar even with the better looking blue and chrome combo. Don’t get me wrong...these are undoubtedly beautiful Jets, not midnight sapphire and gold beautiful, but they’re pretty amazing for fruity colored guitars. They just don’t do it for me. Really glad to see that they still make single cuts, but even with that..this round is a big ole MEH for me. When will these people start checking with me before the come up with these? Come on CME do a single cut in Broadway Jade like these!!!