NGD: Smoke!

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

  1. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

    913
    Feb 3, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    I love the vintage headstock logo on these...along with the great finish!
     
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  2. sgarnett

    sgarnett Gretschie

    383
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    Nice!!!

    The pickguard I bought does NOT fit. It’s PN 0062626000, “PG G6120 Nash Gold Filter-T No CA Sign”. I printed out the templates from Greasy Groove, and none of those seem right either.
     
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  3. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

    335
    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    @NicolasM and @sgarnett I sent my original pickguard to Quickguards so he could get a tracing, he probably still has it on file. If you order from there and tell him the model he should be able to make one that fits perfectly.

    Edit: To clarify in case anyone searches for this in the future. You can send either a tracing or a pickguard to Quickguards and he'll make a custom one that fits. If you send a pickguard, he'll send it back and keep the tracing.
     
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  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    584
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats, I'm not the biggest fan of orange as well but as many others have said, these are just amazing.
     
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  5. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    477
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    No pick guard for sure.
     
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  6. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    756
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Beautiful, Congrads
     
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  7. allmodcons

    allmodcons Electromatic

    62
    Oct 9, 2008
    Halfmoon Bay,B.C.
    Looks great. I have a 6120 DS that I converted to a satin/matte finish much like your "smoke" finish.The Duane bigsby handle is SO much better as well. Congrats on a great choice!!
     
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  8. allmodcons

    allmodcons Electromatic

    62
    Oct 9, 2008
    Halfmoon Bay,B.C.
    ...and...no pickguard for sure.... :cool:
     
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  9. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    "What's a pickguard?"

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  10. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

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    29
    326
    Mar 27, 2020
    Belgium
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  11. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

    Age:
    29
    326
    Mar 27, 2020
    Belgium
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  12. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Thanks. Quilted maple top.
     
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  13. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Electromatic

    81
    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    Congrats! That's one that really has my interest too. I'm glad you brought up the signature though ... and I don't want to hijack the thread, but the signature model thing with any product always gives me pause. I find that I may like the features of a given product but the fact that someone else's name is on it almost always steers me away from it -- even when I really like the artist behind the product. There's a few names like Les or Chet that don't cause the same reaction but nearly all others seem to.
     
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  14. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

    335
    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    Same for me. This one doesn’t bug me as much as usual. Historically I’d put Brian Setzer’s relationship with Gretsch right up there alongside Chet’s.
     
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  15. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Gorgeous geet. Those Smokes are the bees knees. Actually they remind me of rich honey.
    I’m with you on the downsizing. I sold 5 prolines to be able to buy 2 Dream guitars and (while i miss the ones i sold) i really enjoy being able to Focus a little more on a smaller collection.
     
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  16. rockinstephen

    rockinstephen Electromatic

    Now that looks like one I probably would have bought for myself!
     
  17. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Electromatic

    81
    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    I wonder if it's just conditioning for me. Les' and Chet's names have just "always" been there. The thing is, I love Setzer's playing and while it might not be an often quoted recording on these pages, his album "The Knife That Feels Like Justice" was a big part of my musical/songwriting development. But even if another of my favorite players, Buddy Miller, had his name on something, I'd still be resistant to it. But don't get me wrong, if I were offered a Setzer model, I take it in a heartbeat :).
     
  18. sgarnett

    sgarnett Gretschie

    383
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    I like the signature on the back of the peghead. Setzer’s influence has taken Atkins’ guitar in a fantastic direction - as close as I will ever get to custom.
     
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  19. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    I'm not a Setzer fan boy, and Rockabilly is ok, but not my favorite type of music.

    That said, I respect him and his playing, and all that he's been to for Rockabilly, and the Gretsch brand.

    No problem with his sig on my headstock at all.

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  20. sgarnett

    sgarnett Gretschie

    383
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    I’m not really familiar with much of his music, but he came about as close as someone else could to spec’ing what I would order myself if a custom build was feasible.
     
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