Cool new 5655 promo video

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by davenumber2, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I love gold paint but am usually not crazy about gold hardware. For some reason it looks great on that Aspen Green.
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  2. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    I really like the center block jr, kind of a pleasant surprise. I feel like it is a sleeper waiting to be discovered. But as a made in China Electromatic, maybe priced a little higher than it should be, or is that just me?

    But it is a very comfortable lap guitar, and not too heavy. And it can be articulate enough for finger style but also can really crank when you want to push the gain up, quite a range.
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  3. Tubes99

    Tubes99 Electromatic

    Apr 1, 2020
    God I want one of these
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  4. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Love the Casino Gold, and the black one with the gold hardware!;)
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  5. Lesgrandepotato

    Lesgrandepotato Electromatic

    Jan 24, 2020
    I have one. It’s a lovely instrument (azure blue) the only thing that feels cheap is the Chinese serial number on the back of the headstock.
    It needed some dialling in but the fit and finish is spot on. Certainly on a par with my mexi strat and better detailed than my gold top :)
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  6. Tadhg

    Tadhg Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2019
    Qld - Australia
    Just you mate. :)
    What could you buy that's an equivalent for quality and spec? Ignore where it's made - you can now buy Fenders (Fender brand, not Squier) made in China. Just go off build quality and finishes. And this isn't one of those "a CNC router doesn't know which country it's sitting in" posts, because we're not talking about CNC'd guitars. We're talking spruce side rail hollow body guitars, which look excellent and play beautifully.
    While the gold wears through far too quickly (but that's a pricing issue, and relevant across more than just these models), the people responsible for QC at FMIC looking after these models are generally doing a pretty solid job.

    Watched today's new Tim Pierce video. About his new hollow PRS. Paul said something along the lines of, "I wanted a smaller 335 sort of guitar," well, along with the 339 and Wildkat, this fits in that size. I think it may well catch on.

    Also worth noting the style of music played... If you look on the Gretsch YouTube page, by upload date, they've got some custom shop stuff, some Setzer, Wariner, but I think this shows they're trying to (continue to) expand their reach to players who wouldn't previously have considered a Gretsch. Having something a bit smaller bodied (other than a Jet) ties the heritage and aesthetic of the big boxes (i.e. F Holes), but shows it can do other things, too (which the big boxes can, but it's about perception).
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Great video Dave , thanks for posting
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  8. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Gretschie

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Looks and sound are great. Thanks for posting.
  9. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    I would expect that if Gretsch builds it, that fit, finish, and playability are excellent, no matter where they do it.
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  10. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Anyone else think this looks like a semihollow Les Paul?
  11. davenumber2

    davenumber2 Gretschie

    Nov 1, 2019
    Columbia, MO
    Sorta similar but much cooler IMO.
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  12. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    They're bigger (and better!).
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  13. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Cool video. Still think Sound of Honor is a lame whaetver it is though.
  14. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    I know that a very high percentage of us is using their Gretsch to play non-old fashioned music and play AOR or indie or punk rock or everything else, but every Gretsch promo video that doesn’t involve someone playing rock’n’roll/rockabilly/country/swing/jazz/blues always sounds a little... odd, to me. :)
    The guitars are great though (althoug I’m not a fan of Jrs that don’t have the other G brand on their headstock ;)). It’s becoming more and more difficult to distance those Electromatics to Pro lines.
  15. davenumber2

    davenumber2 Gretschie

    Nov 1, 2019
    Columbia, MO
    Yeah. What the hell is that supposed to mean anyway?
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