Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by juks, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Last Sunday I went to San Jose/CA GC with 2 guitars, a bass and couple cheapo pedals as trade in. Put down $130 and they ordered my new guitar from their Kansas warehouse. BTW they were not empty anymore, maybe 10% of the wall hooks were empty, otherwise stocked up. I was dealing with Scottish bloke called John, he's good so if anybody is in this area, I can recommend him.

    I have been waiting (im)patiently all week, and today a box arrived. Inside the box, was another box.


    And inside that box, was yet another box:


    And inside that box, was this:

    G5237 Electromatic Surf Green and White. IMO absolutely gorgeous.

    I've been looking at this a good while, and I presume it's a GC/Musicians Friend exclusive color combo, as I have not seen it anywhere else. Reverb does not even recognize the model number. So no used ones anywhere. There is a similar one with gold h/w but I like this better. It was nice to get a brand new guitar for a change. The OK card date is 08/05/2020 (May I presume as it's made in China). So a while back, but my speculation is that Fender stopped shipments to GC while they were going through the bankruptcy.

    I was supposed to finish some work, but forget that! Plugged in and enjoyed it for about an hour. No disappointments with this guitar.
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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Love this color combo! Congrats @juks !
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  3. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Lovely jubbly. Great looking guitar. Congrats
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  4. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Congrats, that's sweet.
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  5. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Guitars can’t get much prettier than that.

    SJ Guitar Center on Stevens Creek? Been there many times and have purchased s few guitars and incidentals from there.

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  6. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    I went to the one on 5140 Cherry Ave. Actually I thought they had moved, but now realize that the Stevens Creek store is still there too. Why have two stores only few miles apart? That kind of strategy makes you go bankrupt :)
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  7. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats and HNGD.
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, that’s lurvely!
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  9. Viking Power

    Viking Power Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2018
    Mountlake Terrace, WA
    She’s a beaut!
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  10. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
    That's a great guitar! Congrats!
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  11. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Sweet. Enjoy that great new Gretsch!
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Beautiful ....nothing like a NGD thread . Congratulations juks
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  13. THS3171

    THS3171 Electromatic

    Jan 20, 2020
    Nice fresh color. Have fun with it :)
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  14. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Nice!!! Congrats!!!!
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  15. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Synchromatic

    Apr 3, 2021
    North Jersey
    Might be Indonesia. IIRC they moved there a few yrs. ago, '16 maybe?
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  16. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Love that one! Congrats.
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  17. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Now that's exactly what a new guitar should do!
    Congrats and enjoy!
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  18. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Synchromatic

    Aug 11, 2020
    Gretsch REALLY has a thing for REALLY cool

    That thing looks sweet.....Enjoy it, mightily! ;-)
  19. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats juks,cool colour !
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  20. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Every time I see that Double Jet, I am tempted to get one. Then I tell myself that I already have a Pro Jet with the same pickups.

    Congrats on your beautiful new Double Jet, juks!
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