G6228 Finish

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Brazilnut, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Brazilnut

    Brazilnut Newbie

    3
    Apr 12, 2021
    Montague Ca
    What kind of paint do they use to finish the G6228? Nitro? Urethane?
    Also, I'm thinking about getting one. Any suggestions? Thanks, guys! :)
     
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  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I’m pretty sure it is a very thin poly finish. It is absolutely stunning finish with a great non sticky feel. I sold one, stupidly, and have another in route.

    I also have 3 or 4 other guitars with nitro finishes, including a Gretsch, and none feel or look any better or worse than that 6228

    My old one

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    And....Welcome
     
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  3. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Synchromatic

    735
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    2CE9ED21-887B-439C-9BA1-4876722B8EF3.jpeg It’s a very glassy poly finish. I have one and it is an amazing guitar all the way around, I highly recommend it! Beautiful grain on the mahogany back and neck and perfect fit and finish all around. The only change I made was some pearl tuner buttons, the shape of the stock ones felt odd to me.
     

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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Brazilnut!
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  5. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    You picked the right color. :D
     
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  6. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    By the way, it's polyester, NOT polyurethane, on FMIC Gretsch instruments.
     
  7. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Synchromatic

    735
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    What’s the difference? I forgot that they mention polyester in the specs
     
  8. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Biggest advantage for mass production is a much faster cure time with polyester, and it's just as durable as polyurethane (and a little bit easier to strip if needed).
     
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  9. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Synchromatic

    735
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    Is it in any way better, or basically the same? Either way I love the finishes on every Proline Gretsch I’ve had!
     
  10. adauria

    adauria Gretschie

    139
    Dec 22, 2016
    Wake Forest, NC
    Can't speak to the finish, but as for "any suggestions" around a 6228, I say GET IT! I got one with the flame top in bourbon color and it's absolutely amazing - instantly became my number 1. Looks, plays, feels, and sounds amazing!

    -Andrew
     
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  11. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Synchromatic

    735
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    Yes, agreed with @adauria, just get one! It is also my number one now, and my favorite of all the jets I’ve had. Practically plays itself.
     
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  12. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Do you have any information on how long they have been using polyester? I believe it also build faster than other finishes.
     
  13. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Speaking from personal experience, since at least 2000, definitely.
    Possibly all the way back to 1989 re-boot of Gretsch, but I can't confirm that.
     
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  14. Archtops

    Archtops Gretschie

    402
    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    Welcome to GT Brazilnut!
     
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  15. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    My '98 6120 was a poly finish. It was nice, but pretty thick compared to later models.

    Had a '04 Falcon that was poly, and it was a beautiful and thin finish.

    My '07 Gent is poly. Nice and thin too.

    Gretsch has the poly thickness and quality down pat on newer models. They look great.

    Best of luck
     
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  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Brazilnut!
     
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  17. Brazilnut

    Brazilnut Newbie

    3
    Apr 12, 2021
    Montague Ca
    I have always been a Gibson player, LPs and SGs, but the Jet series has intrigued me. And then they came out with this 6228, and it seemed like the best of both worlds. Beauty. playability, and Gretsch tone is just an unbeatable combination. So I gotta get one! Thanks, all.:)
     
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