Oh no, I didn't (I did)!

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Pcampbell, Nov 20, 2021.

  1. Pcampbell

    Pcampbell Gretschie

    129
    Feb 26, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Finally did a trade-in today that I've been considering for a long time, to get this 5655, azure metallic:

    Gretsch 5655.jpg

    I'll probably re-string it in the next day or two and then spend a little time getting to know it, but I expect it will eventually get a bridge upgrade, and maybe a softer spring for the Bigsby. May not need much else at all.
     
  2. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    SUCH an incredible color. These are cool guitars for sure. Congrats!
     
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  3. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    Very Beautiful combination, I am still amazed that you can get affordable good looks today. Years ago you used to have to pay custom shop prices for looks like that. The icing on the cake is that these are outstanding great players, with sound to match.

    Thanks for sharing this !
     
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  4. Pcampbell

    Pcampbell Gretschie

    129
    Feb 26, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Thanks, Tony. Yeah, the color was definitely part of the siren call I continued to hear, for months and months as I went back to my favorite store and it was still there. I kept thinking someone else would grab it, but no.

    Thanks! In addition to the looks, another big draw for me with this guitar is the small semi-hollow body. After playing mostly teles and strats (and the Pro Jet in my avatar) the last few years, the 5420 size just feels too big. The 5655 is a really nice size, and the quality for the money does seem really good.
     
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  5. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Wow wow that is a great color!
     
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  6. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    That really is a great colour!
     
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  7. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Such a beautiful guitar! Grab a Super Squishy Spring and you'll be in business. If the Bigsby gives you tuning problems, you can add a BiggsFix too. Enjoy!
     
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  8. mister rain

    mister rain Gretschie

    457
    Apr 23, 2020
    new orleans
    had my eye on this model since the namm it was introduced
     
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  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Age:
    72
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on the fine looking G5655T. Hope you are enjoying that beauty. HNGD.
     
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  10. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Beautiful Guitar
     
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  11. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    That is so gorgeous.
     
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  12. BatmansGretsch

    BatmansGretsch Gretschie

    197
    Dec 3, 2019
    Earth
    Blue for blues.

    Ain't it just peachy when you buy a guitar to match the strap?
     
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  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats on getting a beautiful and great playing guitar! Drmilktruck approved color!
     
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  14. Pcampbell

    Pcampbell Gretschie

    129
    Feb 26, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Already had that strap, actually, but yes, I think it does work with the 5655.

    Thanks, and I had a feeling you'd approve! But you already had one like this as well, didn't you?
     
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  15. Paulie26

    Paulie26 Gretschie

    143
    Sep 7, 2020
    Ireland
  16. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    love blue gretschs, congrats
     
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  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats PC!
     
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  18. Desirsar

    Desirsar Gretschie

    Age:
    43
    111
    Jun 9, 2021
    Lincoln, NE
    Definitely a color I considered when I got mine.
     
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