NGD - G5220G

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Wcfields, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Wcfields

    Wcfields Electromatic

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    Aug 8, 2020
    Canada
    Love this thing. Bought recently at Long and McQuade (special deal - Fender Month )

    My Les Paul Traditional will be sitting for a bit. Can't believe the quality of these. Much better than many more expensive guitars I've played
     

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  2. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

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    Jun 17, 2020
    Minnesota
    Beautiful! I have the G5220. Enjoy and rock on
     
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  3. Wcfields

    Wcfields Electromatic

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    Aug 8, 2020
    Canada
    Thanks! I even think the pickups are pretty good. No need to change them (or really anything on it, imo)
     
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  4. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    282
    Jun 17, 2020
    Minnesota
    I enjoyed the Blacktop Broad’Tron pickups. I was lucky and had the opportunity to snag some BT65 pickups from a forum member. I didn’t think they needed an upgrade, but do enjoy the new ones. That said, out of the box it’s a giggable, well playing thing of beauty!
     
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  5. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    That's a beauty - is the colour a true black or something different?
     
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  6. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Lovely guitar. I truly think, up and down the product lines Gretsch makes the best quality guitars.
     
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  7. Wcfields

    Wcfields Electromatic

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    Aug 8, 2020
    Canada
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  8. Wcfields

    Wcfields Electromatic

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    Aug 8, 2020
    Canada
    I agree. I was really blown away after playing a few different models in the store. Workmanship on these is really something else.
     
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  9. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Wow that is nice, congrats and enjoy.
     
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  10. Chris MC

    Chris MC Gretschie

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    Oct 27, 2014
    Orange, Aus
    Love the pickups on these. F9903B60-CD00-49FC-AE92-7FF1A102D7FD.jpeg
     
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  11. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Love it, I just got one in Jade grey.

    Except for the 009 strings (I bought used), I could gig with this guitar tonight.
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Congratulations . Love the color
     
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  13. FunkyWookie

    FunkyWookie Newbie

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    Jul 21, 2020
    Denmark
    Nice guitar.

    I just got my first Gretsch recently and I've quickly realised that Gretches are quite addicting...
     
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  14. mike77rios

    mike77rios Gretschie

    228
    Nov 13, 2011
    san Diego
    That's beautiful!
     
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  15. aFriendbFrosty

    aFriendbFrosty Electromatic

    88
    May 22, 2020
    West Coast
    Nice, Congrats!
    That's a cool finish. Looks like a gold flake mixed in with the black.

    And yeah, really impressed by my G5220 as well.
    This is a fun video to watch, in general. But it is absolutely the reason why I bothered to get my 5220.

    I thought I was good on solid-body singlecut guitars when I got my Les Paul. After watching this video, I was like... NOOOPE!
     
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  16. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
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  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats,nice colour!
     
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  18. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

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    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Congratulations! A beautiful guitar, nice color. Enjoy!
     
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  19. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

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    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats, that color combination is excellent. Enjoy it.
    Also Welcome to the forum.
     
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  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats and welcome to the forum, Wcfields!
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