Gretsch Guitar Colors.

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Gr8guns, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. Gr8guns

    Gr8guns Electromatic

    Aug 2, 2019
    Johnson City TN
    I’m starting off here to state that I am old fogey...though I do enjoy looking at different color Electromatic guitars, I simply can not feel the satisfaction of seeing my simple 5622T Electromatic in Vintage Orange. I’m not talking about the orange color of current models. The vintage orange lets you see the woodgrain. The grain streaks, bird eyes, tiny knots....etc....and gosh, they do call it vintage for a reason. Though I have five gretsch guitars, that 5622 plays as well if not better than my two “Pro” models......come to think of it, the three Electromatics get more play time than my 6120 Orange TFM, and my 6122 in Amber TFM. I have to make a couple of mods to the trems, I think the spring change some people have recommended could be of benefit. The other colors might grow on me , but the Vintage Orange is my favorite....I guess I can mention that I also put a lot of play time on my Epiphone Elitist Chet Atkins in , you guessed it, Vintage Orange. I think the Fairlane Blue, the White could grow on me, along with the Bourbon Stain. The Orange on the 6120 is tolerable, it is a little closer to a Vintage Orange than my 5420 in Orange. For some reason, I prefer my Electromatics when playtime comes .
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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    How about Orange quilt maple?
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  3. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    I was waiting for you to show that beauty off! :)

    Hard to beat "vintage orange."

    Lighting can change the shade, but I always love how it looks.

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  4. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    You guys are showing off!
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  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Nah, just agreeing with @Gr8guns on vintage orange.

    Beautiful stain on any model Gretsch. :)

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  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Fantastic guitars you have there audept and G5422T.

    Now I like gretschs traditional colours on their prolines and yes they are iconic but it would be cool to see some more colourful options on them other then the odd FSR, they do it with the electro series so why not the prolines.
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  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Thank you, and I'm with you on color choices.

    I can only guess that Gretsch has the Setzer HR series for the wider choice of colors on a hollow body.

    FSR's can fill this color issue, so that gives dealers the motivation get excitement going for more sales.

    So, that leaves the Custom Shop to fulfill a Gretsch dream.

    What more could some want? A Proline with just a few more color choices.
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  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    I'd say the market would be too narrow for non usual colors. Most of the people looking for a Proline want the real stuff. Then a White Falcon, Tennessee Rose, walnut Country Gentleman, an orange G6120, a black Jet.

    If we leave outside a few mentals with lotsa Prolines with many variations -and our appreciation here has bias since lots of these mentals gather on GT :D - that does not make so many people for funky colors.

    EDIT - And there's Cadillac Green for the ones who are more adventurous...
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  9. advid

    advid Electromatic

    Mar 5, 2017
    London UK
    ...can we have a 'real' Cadillac Green' 5420TG...
  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    As the Thread Title suggest .... as a side note :
    I often look at colors of new automobiles and say to myself " now that would look good on a guitar " .
    ( but I do love the orange myself ...... and the walnut ..... and the Tenne Rose ....... and the two tone ...and the black ....and the red ...and the .....)
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  11. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Let's see some photos! Vintage Orange is such a gorgeous finish. I've always loved the Vintage Orange 5420 that @calebaaron666 has.
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  12. Scott

    Scott Country Gent

    Jun 27, 2008
    Winston-Salem, NC
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    A couple of FSRs...
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  13. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Gretschie

    Aug 16, 2019
    United States
    The orange is classic, for sure. These are two of my favorite guitar colors, Gretsch or otherwise:

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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yeah, she’s a pretty one.

    But I like the orange stain on my 6120 more.
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  15. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    I love all the gretsch colors. By far the best in the of all guitar makers. But the vintage orange just
    says Gretsch.
  16. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    I swore that I was through with guitar buying for awhile after taking delivery of my Broadkaster but if I came across a quilted maple 6120 I may not be able to resist, they're gorgeous. Note: If someone knows of one please do not forward that info to me! LOL
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  17. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
    Amber & Orange. Hard for me to resist either!
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  18. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Yep,i'm an orange man too!:cool:


    I wouldn't drive an orange car though,well,except if it was a Lamborghini !;)
    With cars i always think, will this colour look good in ten or twenty years,black never goes out of fashion.
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  19. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Gretsch Hot Rod: Taste the Rainbow

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  20. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    I like all Gretsch colors...but I like orange the best. Can't help it.
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