Incoming – Gretsch Penguin in firemist silver

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Benturner83, May 6, 2021.

  1. Benturner83

    Benturner83 Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2019
    Hastings, UK
    Incredibly excited to share that my first ever Penguin is going to be waddling my way soon.

    I've wanted a Penguin forever and I think I found a winner here. I'm trading in one of my faithful guitars to get it, but totally worth it. This is one of those holy grail guitars for me. And what's more it turns out there are only 12 of them.

    What's interesting was trying to find out about this particular model. I like to exhaust every review and video and piece of info I can find before jumping on a new guitar and this one didn't give me much to find.

    I searched and searched for something and even contacted Gretsch customer support. The response I got was that they didn't know the model – maybe it was from the pre-Fender years? Haha, it's from 2020.

    In fact I think it might be a Gretsch EMEA area only guitar. I somehow found a link to this unlisted video (below) on YouTube. You can't find this video by searching, you need the link. Presumably it's a commercial video for shops? Anyway in here Adam from Gretsch says there are only 12 of each model.

    It doesn't matter to me if there are 12 or 1200 of these out there, it's the guitar I'm after (and have been after for many many years) and I don't intend to sell it. I just thought it was interesting that some of these models go so under the radar.

    I'll obviously keep you posted when it arrives. I know, I know, pics or it didn't happen!
  2. relix63

    relix63 Electromatic

    Mar 18, 2021
    That is a great color for a Penguin. Can't wait to see pics of yours.
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    That looks spectacular!

    Also, what does EMEA stand for?
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  4. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada


    As well as showing us some photos when that magnificent guitar arrives,

    You may also want to send a note/photos to Gretsch to remind them what they are currently building.

    I hope you asked the name of the Gretsch associate who responded to you.


  5. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

    Apr 4, 2011
    That is a truly fantastic finish!
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  6. Viking Power

    Viking Power Gretschie

    Jun 11, 2018
    Mountlake Terrace, WA
    That is damn beautiful and should be a standard available color for Penguins in my opinion.
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  7. juks

    juks Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Europe - Middle East - Africa
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    That is stunning . Can't wait to see the real NGD thread
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  9. MotorCentaur

    MotorCentaur Synchromatic

    May 11, 2016
    I am sure you will be happy with it!
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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  11. Gold Penguin

    Gold Penguin Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    Long Island, New York
    My fiancee bought this Casino Gold Penguin G6134T for Christmas of 2020.
    I've been around wheeling and dealing guitar for over 40 years.
    I can honestly say this is one of the best sounding and playing guitars I've ever owned. I hope you use your Penguin in the best of health!

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  12. lathoto

    lathoto Synchromatic

    Apr 23, 2020
    "Now that's what I'm talking about!"
  13. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Very nice colour, so cool you got your holy grail, enjoy.
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  14. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

    Mar 4, 2021
    Awesome! Congratulations on the new Penguin!
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  15. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

    Mar 4, 2021
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  16. Penguin Picker

    Penguin Picker Gretschie

    Apr 2, 2021
    Congrats. Can't wait for pictures. I love reading and watching everything I can find too.

    Heh. Funny they knew nothing when you emailed them. Last couple of time I reached out to them I had a similar experience including a copy/paste stock answer that didn't even address the question I asked.

    Joe Carducci knew everything. The people in CS now... not so much.
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  17. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Ooooo very cool. Very pretty. Congrats.
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  18. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    Sep 7, 2020
    That is one magnificent guitar.
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  19. Gold Penguin

    Gold Penguin Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    Long Island, New York
    Thank you. After 46 years of guitar playing this is my first Gretsch and first Bigsby. I really love the tone from this guitar. All of my guitar playing friends love it! And the cool factor is off the charts! I have many other guitars that all sound great. But none of those guitars sound like this Penguin. It's just fun to play and sounds awesome!

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