NGD: Smoke!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by sgarnett, May 22, 2020.

  1. sgarnett

    sgarnett Gretschie

    Apr 14, 2020
    I found a deal on a new 2020 Smoke that I couldn’t pass up. Plays great straight out of the box with only the factory setup. This definitely has my new favorite neck! The plastic is still on it because, as much as I like Setzer, having his name on the guitar three times is a little much. I bought a plain pickguard and trussrod cover (last photo) to take it down a notch. I sold 4 guitars before buying this 1. I need to repeat that cycle at least once more .... :D The goal is to end up with just a few guitars that I play a lot and no case queens except for a few I inherited.
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  2. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    I've got an aversion to orange (I know, sacrilege!!!) but that's a really nice looking dye/toner & clear job on that one.

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  3. sgarnett

    sgarnett Gretschie

    Apr 14, 2020
    Orange is my favorite color, though it is not very popular in this college town! I do love the burnt/pumpkin/rust shades the best, I think.
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  4. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012

    That's a beautiful git. Enjoy it.
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  5. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Wow! What a beauty! Congrats...
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  6. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    Jan 9, 2013
    That is super nice. Congrats!
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  7. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

    Mar 27, 2020
    Just wow! :eek::D enjoy
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  8. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I’m scared to try one, I love soft V necks with a rolled fingerboard

    I ......Don’t.......Need......Another.......Guitar

    Do I? :eek:
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
  10. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Gretschie

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Very nice, congratulations.
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  11. sgarnett

    sgarnett Gretschie

    Apr 14, 2020
    Someone here (don’t remember who) commented that once you try a Smoke, you’ll sell everything else to get it! They may be right!
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  12. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    While I think that the regular Gretsch orange is a bit too garish, this smoke color has that nice, worn vintage look that does look very fine.
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  13. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Ya know, you are really not helping......
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  14. sgarnett

    sgarnett Gretschie

    Apr 14, 2020
    Yeah, I have several old acoustics with spruce that has aged to a similar color. Love it!
  15. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Came real close to the Smoke, but other than the pickups it's very similar to my Setzer model (which did not come with a signature pickguard, so I bought one!!! Opposite swapping)
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  16. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Electromatic

    May 18, 2020
    That thing is gorgeous. Congratulations!
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  17. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    One thing that has attracted me to the Smoke is the stunning satin orange. My new to me Gretsch archtop kinda reminds me of that
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  18. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    That’s a hot guitar!
  19. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats ,that is a beautiful geet!:cool:

    Luckily or unluckily for me, i'll never get to try one in any locals,even when they do open again!
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  20. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Sweet guitar and congratulation . I have an orange 6120-1959 that's a little brighter orange , but I like that smoke orange also . Enjoy
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