Let's see your straps on your London Grey Gretsches!

Jim85IROC

Electromatic
May 16, 2022
11
Vermont
I just picked up a like-new G5222 in London Grey and I'm trying to decide what I want for a strap. I had this really cheap red jacquard strap hanging around from a guitar that I bought and flipped, so I threw it on and I decided that I REALLY like it, so I'm going to rock it for now, but I want to see what else is out there. A higher quality strap with the same pattern as this cheap guy would be great, but I also want to see what else you guys are using on these Grey Gretsches.

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wabash slim

I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
18,323
lafayette in
Why do they call it 'London Grey'?
The days of old foggy London Town are long gone.
We're not still in Mary Poppins times you know!
When I was stationed in England decades ago, they were steam cleaning the Houses of Parliament to get the decades of coal smoke and pigeon crap off of the building facades. There were ongoing coal miners' strikes as well. The skies had to be much clearer than they were back in the '50s and before. The fog just made it hard to see the staining on the buildings.

Worst fog I ever saw was in Kansas. Go figure.

As to the guitar straps----any color (colour for you folks across the pond) would do. Grey is as neutral as it gets. It's much harder to get a match with an orange guitar.
 

Jelly Roll Horton

Country Gent
Nov 10, 2017
1,982
Portland, OR
I just picked up a like-new G5222 in London Grey and I'm trying to decide what I want for a strap. I had this really cheap red jacquard strap hanging around from a guitar that I bought and flipped, so I threw it on and I decided that I REALLY like it, so I'm going to rock it for now, but I want to see what else is out there. A higher quality strap with the same pattern as this cheap guy would be great, but I also want to see what else you guys are using on these Grey Gretsches.

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Jackal

Gretschie
Jan 23, 2016
208
MO
These seem fitting: https://doesitdoom.com/product-category/straps/

I went with this one though, for now: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...s-mc8twey-worn-torn-cotton-guitar-strap-green

Hope my London Grey example shows up soon, just ordered yesterday. It's getting setup for 11-52's in D standard. Hoping to drift around between E and C tunings. I plan to delete the bridge volume and tone pots and if I don't end up finding the neck volume useful, it's gone as well.

I paid the Antique White one little to no attention until I committed to the London Grey, now it's bugging me that I didn't get to see / pick in-person, but I believe the first choice is usually the right answer. ;)
 

Jackal

Gretschie
Jan 23, 2016
208
MO
Others that I considered:

 

Lucky Jim

Gretschie
Oct 16, 2020
205
Kent, England
When I was stationed in England decades ago, they were steam cleaning the Houses of Parliament to get the decades of coal smoke and pigeon crap off of the building facades. There were ongoing coal miners' strikes as well. The skies had to be much clearer than they were back in the '50s and before. The fog just made it hard to see the staining on the buildings.
When I was a youngster living in London everything, including the people, was shades of grey. It wasn't until colour TV arrived in the 60s that we stopped being a monochrome land. Then Carnaby Street could be invented and The Beatles could make Sargent Pepper 😎 😄 No more London Grey. But it's a great colour on a Gretsch!
 

Londoner

Gretschie
Dec 18, 2020
357
UK
When I was a youngster living in London everything, including the people, was shades of grey. It wasn't until colour TV arrived in the 60s that we stopped being a monochrome land. Then Carnaby Street could be invented and The Beatles could make Sargent Pepper 😎 😄 No more London Grey. But it's a great colour on a Gretsch!
I went to see the film Fifty Shades Of Grey. I thought it was going to be one of those 'kitchen sink dramas' from the '50s!
 


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