NGD coupon was still accepted

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by HypotenusLuvTriangle, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Well, apparently my wife is like Bed Bath & Beyond and coupons are still honored even after they’ve expired.
    I was able to make use of the 12/24/19 expired coupon on 1/2/2020 with @EdwardsKim at Chicago Music Exchange, our resident Gretsch dealer! Great experience so far.
    Received the guitfiddle on Jan 8th and just now getting around to posting photos the unboxinging.

    Here is my new favorite guitarrrrrr (at this current moment in space and time)

    Gretsch G5232T double jet in Midnite Sapphire. It doesn’t come with a case but I paid a little extra for that.
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  2. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    54ADF677-2AA2-487E-9E6C-188FEC5E9546.jpeg C592E7FB-4D51-40AF-AD4F-4026187B68DA.jpeg Last two shots in front of the tree.

    It sounds great. They’ve really improved the base quality of these electromatics. Love the matching headstock/body, the headstock molding, and the BlacktopFTs. @ZackyDog was right... pictures don't do the color justice, but I got close. Its pretty hot.

    The only issue I have so far is the tune-o-matrix bridge, there's buzzing screw on the B-string saddle. I already planned on swapping it out with a Compton though, so no big deal.

    Now comes the part where I decide whether to really mod it out with gold hardware and Zer0Glide nut. I've already installed gold straplocks.... the blue / gold combo is pretty sexy.
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  3. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Congratulations! What a beautiful color! Your unboxing crew did a great job as well.
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  4. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
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  5. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Love the unwrapping pics!!

    Beautiful guitar....enjoy!
  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Such a beauty! Now need a guitar for the little one to play.
  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Congrats! It looks like it was all hands and paws on deck for the big reveal. That midnight sapphire blue looks stellar too.
  8. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    He already has two...
    This one from his grandparents....


    this purple one i got for him in Mexico that he's already destroyed like he was Paul Stanley.
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  9. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    You need to bolt a little arm on that trapeze he can have a Bigsby like dad:cool:
  10. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Always a nice treat when you can sneak an expired coupon in. so glad she pulled through for you. Great customer service from your wife. Congrats
  11. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Wow, very nice, Congrads an enjoy
  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, pretty guitar, great pics!
  13. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Wait, you have my guitar


  14. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    Feb 16, 2013
    And I love the photos of your unboxing crew too!

    Before you give up on that bridge, try locking down all of the rattley bits with clear nail polish. I’m a big Compton fan but used the nail polish trick on the new Double Jet I bought late last year. I still may go with a Compton or TruArc but it’s quite acceptable now.

    Mine’s a real keeper after a little setup TLC. Hope yours is as well.
  15. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Nice! Your unboxing looks like one of mine around here:D
  16. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Good for you! You know that if a dog likes it, you're all good!
  17. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Gorgeous! Congrats.
  18. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    ConGretschulations!!! And kudos to CME and Edward.
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  19. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats,lovely colour that!
  20. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Lovely guitar, congrats. Looks like the crew had fun at the unveiling too!
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