G6228 - Which Color - Dark Cherry or Cadillac Green

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by goostah, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Gretschie

    Not even a question, Cadillac green.
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  2. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    In my humble opinion, Cadillac Green is better with gold hardware.
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  3. macdog

    macdog Gretschie

    Dec 25, 2014
  4. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
  5. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Yep, the Green. Obviously.
  6. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    The problem is that gold pickguard. It works much better on the Cadillac green, but it’s killing the Dark Cherry. The DC needs a black guard with chrome trim and black pickup rings to match.

    Here’s a half-assed mockup compliments of the Wild West Guitars website pic and the Gretsch simulator.

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  7. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    Something got lost in the translation up there. I think I re-sampled the photo at too high of a resolution.

    Working on an iPhone during a power outage here, so struggling with the simulation.

    Here’s some previous work on a Dark Cherry G5220. This one is on my get list:

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  8. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

    May 11, 2017
    Those are both two of my favourite colours among the last few years' Gretsches ...

    ... flip a coin - I'd take the green, because green was my favourite colour when I was younger (I even painted a figurine, an angel we got to paint in Kindergarten, entirely green, twotone, including face, hands, hair, and was really upset when they made a drag-queenish redhead from it - I know faces are not green, and knew then, I simply didn't want it to be ungreen, damned ... still have that little pervert somewhere I think...).

    Cadillac green! Had I not fallen in love with CAR/Gold, I'd have chosen CG/Gold for sure!

    ... because I didn't like the golden back side of the dark cherry 5420.
  9. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

    Feb 3, 2014
    I love both colors but I’d have to go green
  10. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    Dec 9, 2017
    This looks pretty good to me! IMG_0067..jpg
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  11. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    Dec 9, 2017
    Of course I'm partial to that color since I have the poor man's version, ha! IMG_20200606_103135_hdr.jpg
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  12. Cass

    Cass Electromatic

    May 24, 2020
    Oooooh, decisions! You know that, either way, you’re gonna love it. For me, I would probably come down in favour of the green 6228. Maybe.
    Keen to hear which way you go!
  13. Scamp

    Scamp Gretschie

    Feb 22, 2018
    I guess it's what ever color you like. I prefer the dark cherry with the silver because I'm not a fan of green guitars that much. An idea buy both and give me whichever one you don't want. Win Win. LOL
  14. OleDangy

    OleDangy Gretschie

    Oct 23, 2020
    JC Tennessee
    I totally get why you asked this haha.
    I looked and was like, red for sure.
    Then saw the green and was, green for sure.
    That said I think green is the choice. Many guitar companies make good reds, including that one. But not many pull off green as well as Gretsch does. I'd go green and still admire the beauty of the red one.
  15. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Dark Cherry
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  16. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    No one does Green like Gretsch. I have 4 green Gretsches, none the same color, and none Cadillac Green, so between the two, that would be my choice.
  17. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    I love them both. Caddy green is classic Gretsch. The dark Cherry also compliments the wood on the sides and back very well IMO.
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