NGD - G2627T CB in Shoreline Gold!

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by scrimmer, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. scrimmer

    scrimmer Electromatic

    25
    Apr 6, 2019
    North Carolina
    So I joined this forum to garner info before purchasing my 1st Gretsch, with plans to buy one soon after.
    Then life happened. That was over a year ago. Finally got some stress and unneeded debt behind me
    and purchased the first new guitar I've had in a while today. My first Gretsch!

    Went into my local GC to buy strings. Right when I walked in an employee was pulling this out of a new box to put on display. I asked if I could give it a spin. He said it had just arrived and was a brand new color and the model is exclusive to GC/MF as I'm sure most here know. NO ONE had touched it yet! Well, after 20-30 mins of playing it, there was NO WAY I was leaving it there!
    I couldn't get them to budge a cent off of it, and I wanted it bad. I'm very happy so far for $600 though. I've found one single minor flaw on it so far, and that's just a tiny bit of overspray inside the lower bout 'cat-eye' hole. Do wish it came with a case, but I guess that's asking a little much these days. Extremely nice guitar here however.
    Plays like butter already and I haven't done a thing to it except stretch the strings so far. The setup out of the box is fairly close to my liking and the nut appears to be properly cut. Bigsby is creaking a fair amount though. These pickups aren't bad sounding at all, but the jury's still out right now on that for me. They sound great with dirt, but for clean playing, they're lacking a little something to me; but overall, for now, it works.

    G-arrow knobs a must in near future.

    Also, I'm assuming a 335 sized case will fit this? Anyone know?

    Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics that do it no justice. This is a beautiful color in person.
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  2. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

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    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
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  3. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I knew GC had that exclusive model but that’s the first I’ve seen in that color. Looks great and enjoy the new Gretsch!
     
  4. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

  5. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    218
    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    That's sharp! Congrats!!
     
  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great color, congrats!
     
  7. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I love these in Georgia Green, but I think I like this color better! Kinda curious now how it would look in Casino Gold, Fairlane Blue, and CAR.
     
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  8. gretscher09

    gretscher09 Electromatic

    52
    Apr 18, 2009
    USA
    That is a great guitar. I have one in the previous green color. I always wanted a 3 pu Gretsch and I couldn't resist a MF sale one day. With the PU switching you can get a lot of different sounds. The build and finish is great for the money. I changed my strings to run over the bigsby tension bar (rather than under) - that helped with the bigsby action
     
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  9. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Congrats again!

    Could be “Sahara Metallic”? Looks real close to the new PE Duo Jet and my favorite Gretsch color outside of orange and silver sparkle: Jaguar Tan.

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  10. mrcoffee23

    mrcoffee23 Gretschie

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    Sep 23, 2009
    Virginia, USA
  11. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    608
    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    I've been wondering how the two pickup switches select from the 3 pickups, could you explain? And does it quack, like pos 2 and 4 on a Strat???
     
  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
  13. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Gretschie

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    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Well you got your new strings. :D
    Congrats on a fine new Gretsch, they are addicting though.
    Maybe I need a 3 pickup Gretsch here too. Haven't bought a guitar in about a month.
     
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  15. scrimmer

    scrimmer Electromatic

    25
    Apr 6, 2019
    North Carolina
    Still haven’t quite got the switching setup in my head yet, but I’ll let you know.
    LOTS of cool tones in this configuration that’s for sure.
     
  16. gretscher09

    gretscher09 Electromatic

    52
    Apr 18, 2009
    USA
    Yes, plus you get the middle pu alone and all three pickups.
     
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