NGD - This one won't go back

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Gretschmen65, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Enjoy that! I love mine (it's Casino Gold).
     
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  2. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

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    Mar 27, 2020
    Belgium
    Gratz, that is a nice color for a jet :D
     
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  3. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Yes, the colour looks quite uninspiring in many of the shop pics but in real life it is very appealing.
    What you see in the pics is pretty much how it looks on it's atand in the music room.
     
  4. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    I probably would have taken Casino Gold if it had been available.
     
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  5. EssEll

    EssEll Gretschie

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    Oct 11, 2019
    Seattle area
    Damn, I’d love to add another Gretsch to my music room but I just can’t buy a Chinese-made guitar. Damn pretty though....
     
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  6. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Yes, a few years ago who would have thought even Electromatic Gretsch guitars would be manufactured in China.
    The surprising thing to me is that so quickly the standard of build and the finish would rival Proline series guitars. And make no mistake this one is every bit as nice as my 6128TDS.
    A few years back not many guitarists would have opted for Japanese over American built instruments. Today many are surprised to find the Proline series is manufactured in Japan.

    The Chinese are now capable of producing professional quality instruments and once Gretsch has convinced the market, what used to be manufactured in the USA, then Japan, will eventually all be made in China.

    My advice would be to add another to your music room now while you can still get Japanese and some Korean built Gretsch guitars.
     
  7. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I know what you are saying about chinese made things but seriously consider them uf you do want another gretsch.

    I have 1 electro jet that is made in china and 4 prolines, i would put money on the fact that noone would pick my 5230 is made in china when its next to my other gretschs, the fit and finish is near perfect, it plays great and is actually a lot of peoples favorite when they see it, even next to my two penguins.

    A 5220 is around 600usd new or there abouts, you will be hard pressed to find a better value for money solid body, they really are fantastic guitars.
     
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  8. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul Electromatic

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    Sep 18, 2020
    New York
  9. EssEll

    EssEll Gretschie

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    Oct 11, 2019
    Seattle area
    My concerns with Chinese guitars isn’t about their build quality. I know lots of very well-made guitars are coming out of China. It has to do with supporting a country like that. I’ll just leave it at that — I don’t mean to detour this thread.
     
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  10. EssEll

    EssEll Gretschie

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    Oct 11, 2019
    Seattle area
  11. EssEll

    EssEll Gretschie

    181
    Oct 11, 2019
    Seattle area
    See above reply on same topic.
     
  12. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I did kinda think that's what you meant and I completely understand.
     
  13. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    I really like mine, too.
     
  14. whatmefret

    whatmefret Electromatic

    9
    Sep 29, 2020
    US
    Beautiful! That's the color I wanted when I ordered my 5230T, but it was not available anywhere so I got a black one. My selector switch is also bad.
     
  15. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

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    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Congratulations on your gorgeous new guitar!! Like others here, I love the color.

    Don't know why, but I've found over several years that newly shipped Gretsch guitars require new strings upon arrival.
     
  16. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Nice looking guitar but I love your amp even better.
     
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