Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Intoamartian, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. Intoamartian

    Intoamartian Electromatic

    Feb 10, 2021

    Recent purchase is a 2018 G6228 that I got for a decent price.

    I am surprised at how generic my own thoughts in regards to comparing it to my G5230t are: The electromatic is fantastic BUT you can tell there’s that higher level of craftsmanship/quality at the proline.

    Anyways I am impressed by the Tim Shaw pickups here and now I’m gonna have to offload the 5230t.

    Any other 6228 enthusiasts?!
  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    My G6228FM is a great guitar. Very bright and light as a feather. Tremendous workmanship. It's what a Les Paul should be (I'm ducking now).
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Beautiful guitar
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  4. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats that's a real beauty. Enjoy!
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  5. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Congrats on your recent Gretsch. The G6228 is stellar and the pickups sound superb IMO.
  6. mdahearn

    mdahearn Electromatic

    May 13, 2020
    Yep got a lefty in Cadillac Green and put a B3 Bigsby on it with a Towner bar. Magnificent instrument and the Tim Shaw pickups sound like no other guitar. My only wish is in retrospect I wish it had the modern Gretsch logo inlay on the headstock but there you go. I guess with the retro logo no one will mistake it for a 6128
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  7. AZBrahma

    AZBrahma Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    Yep, love my G6228 for all the reasons stated above. It takes me a few minutes to adjust when I pick it up due to the tiny frets, but I love it just the same.
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  8. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I think the 6228 is a wonderful Gretsch creation. Beautiful and just the right upgrades. It really is under appreciated.
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  9. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
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  10. Intoamartian

    Intoamartian Electromatic

    Feb 10, 2021
    Well an update that no one asked for: the 6228 has officially supplanted my SG standard as my #1 and I honestly didn’t think that was possible.

    I picked it up used off reverb for an ok deal on a whim and I really lucked out. This thing is very underrated.
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  11. Desmosedici

    Desmosedici Electromatic

    May 2, 2021
    Love the 6228, man!
    Here is my lefty

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  12. petit professeur

    petit professeur Electromatic

    Nov 25, 2009
    Marseille, France
    Hello, how the B3 compares to the B6 with vibramate ? I also have a lefty 6228 and I plan to put a B6 on it….
  13. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Youll want a B3 on a jet.
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