Greetings from "Johnny B. Goode"

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by ElectraNomad, Jul 11, 2021.

  1. ElectraNomad

    ElectraNomad Electromatic

    Jul 11, 2021
    Okay I'm actually John from South Louisiana but it sounded good.


  2. ElectraNomad

    ElectraNomad Electromatic

    Jul 11, 2021
    How to remove the pick scruffs off the pick guard?
  3. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, nice guitar you have there, not sure on the best way to remove pick guard scratches so I'm sure someone will chime in with some advice soon.
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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    How ya doin'? Welcome to the madhouse.
    The guard is there to keep the scratches off of the guitar itself. It's far easier to replace the guard than refinish the guitar. In England, they're called the scratch plate. It's expected that you'll scratch them.
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  5. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Welcome, John. I've used a rotary polisher with a foam pad and good automotive polish.
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  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Welcome, and excellent Streamliner!

    This might be a stupid question, but does the pickguard still have the plastic on it?

    Also, that baby would look darn good sans guard.
  7. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, John!

    That's a good looking 2622TG, and am I right that it looks like the finish is a red sparkle?
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, John!
    welcome mat 122.jpg

    I know how to get to your house:

    johnny b good directions.jpg
  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschville!
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    That was my first thought too . ..... Welcome to the forum friend
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  11. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Hey John I’m in Kenner, where y’at ?
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  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT John!

    Congrats on the geet too.
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  13. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    My suggestion; If you want a perfect pickguard, buy a replacement and keep it in the guitar case, carefully wrapped in a soft cloth. And play the heck out of that guitar!
  14. S. Rock

    S. Rock Friend of Fred

    ahh eeee !
    brought you self in da house !
    glad to have you here. as Nick asked, where are you at in "dear ol' Luzianne" ?

    I was born and raised in Baton Rouge and I hope to get back down there some day before very long.
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  15. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello John and welcome to G-T, glad to have you join us.
    Nice guitar.
    I've never tried to clean up the scratches so I won't offer any advise.
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  16. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk and congratulations on your beautiful G2622.
    I'm with @calebaaron666 here : if you don't usually make yourself lots of scratches, you should consider just getting rid of the pickguard.
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  17. ElectraNomad

    ElectraNomad Electromatic

    Jul 11, 2021
    Not red sparkle, it's Candy Apple Red, has a semi-gloss (I suppose I would describe it) finish, but no sparkle flakes. That's the morning sun coming through the window on the east shining on it.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2021
  18. ElectraNomad

    ElectraNomad Electromatic

    Jul 11, 2021
    Yeah I realize much better the guard than the guitar.... I wonder where can one find a "Gretcsh" brand replacement of does one just go with whatever may be out there at the point where the scratches are just unbearable! I mean, if it were a strat, I'd just let it age like SRV. :D
  19. ElectraNomad

    ElectraNomad Electromatic

    Jul 11, 2021
    South of Lafayette, my hometown is Lafayette, but I'm out here in the Rice Fields now so I can crank stuff up. :D
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  20. ElectraNomad

    ElectraNomad Electromatic

    Jul 11, 2021
    I had the plastic on for a while but once it started fraying at the edges, I peeled it.
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