G5220 - case included?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Tele295, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Does the G5220 come with either a case or gigbag?
     
  2. jay_mci

    jay_mci Electromatic

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    Feb 9, 2019
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    I dont think any of the non pro models come with a case or gigbag
     
  3. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Nope. You hAve to buy it. Some shops may offer you a discount on it if purchased with guitar. Or some shops may offer case included.
     
  4. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Is there a Jet gigbag made by Gretsch? If so, is it any good?
     
  5. aFriendbFrosty

    aFriendbFrosty Electromatic

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    May 22, 2020
    West Coast
    No case.
    Think the Gretsch case number 6238

    I've had luck finding b-stock of 6238xl case for under 100, with the only issue being damage to the shipping box, haha.

    Both the 5220 and 5222 fit fine
     
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OH ! ...HERE WE GO ! .... lol :p
     
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  7. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Where? Am I dressed appropriately? Do I need to bring a toothbrush?
     
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  8. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
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    Behave so I don’t have to report you to......Yourself:confused:
     
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  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Inside joke. Thunder is the main proponent that guitars should come with factory cases included---and jack plates.
    My recommendation is that they come with proper strap locks.
    Most everyone thinks they should come with better bridges.
     
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    .... lol :p
     
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  11. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    "Except SGs cuz that would just be silly!";)
     
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    It would add some sparkle, tho.
     
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  13. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

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    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    WS,

    I'm down with a better ''vintage'' bridge, or an included box filled with multiple ''vintage'' bridges, would be even better.

    Along with that ''Great Gretsch Sound. To me that ''Great Gretsch look'' is every bit as important. I've replaced every modern Gretsch bridge, on every Gretsch I own.

    Photo shows just a few readily accessible Gretsch cast-offs, that were removed immediately, wrapped up, and put away.

    Personally, I like the Rocking Bar bridge, and the Space Control bridge, ''simplicity at its finest'', and for those that would argue, there are better bridges for obtaining and maintaining intonation, seems to me, all the world famous guitar Greats didn't seem to have a problem with the simple bridges or intonation.

    Maybe we've grown to fussy.

    BIB.

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  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Bar bridges are the beauty of simplicity. Only one piece, no rattling bits to fuss with. That's why Compton and Tru-Arc bridges (and dbridge in England) are so popular---they work well, and there are no issues with them. Both come in a variety of designs and materials to suit any player.
     
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  15. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

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    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    No. For my G5220, I got the Gretsch G2164 gig bag.

    This is Gretsch's specification for case/bag:
    Optional G6238FT Gretsch® Flat Top Solid Body Hardshell (p/n 099-6474-000); Optional G2164 Gretsch® Solid Body Gig Bag (p/n 099-6460-000)
     
  16. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

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    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    There is a Gretsch gig bag for Jet models... G2164 is the model number. I just ordered two of them--one for my G2629, and one for my G5220 (which I had stored in a G6238FT hardshell case up until now, when I moved my newly acquired G5230T to that case).

    Can't speak for quality yet, but I can share thoughts later this week after they arrive.

    I don't gig anymore, so I only needed a gig bag as a glorified dust cover, and to hopefully help a bit with fluctuations in temperature/humidity. If I was gigging, I'd invest in the hardshell case. But I'm hoping the gig bag is sufficient for use at home.
     
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  17. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    I got a surprise Gretsch gig bag with my G5235T.
    Gave it away, bought a hardshell case instead.
     
  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ...... well said BIB , well said ;)
     
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  19. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

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    T,

    I love your quote.

    When my Grand Daughter Ellie started talking, her and I used to do funny voice impersonations. When she was a little over two, she said to me, ''we're crazy aren't we Grandpa'', I replied, ''I think so'', she said, ''that's OK, I like it''

    Still crazy after all these years. Is there any other way.

    BIB.
     
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  20. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

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    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Guess I was lucky as mine did come with a Gretsch hard case. I didn't expect it, when the salesman came out from a backroom with case in hand and said "look what I found". It's my understanding that the 5220 does not come with a case or gig bag.
     
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