Purple Sparkle Jets at Wildwood

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  1. Mellowcat

    Mellowcat Gretschie

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    Aug 22, 2013
    VA
  2. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    915
    Jun 12, 2012
    England
  3. Mellowcat

    Mellowcat Gretschie

    132
    Aug 22, 2013
    VA
    Here's another photo without the reflection.
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  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    that is awesome, would love to own one.
     
  5. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Ooh, that's gorgeous.
     
  6. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Looks great. That purple would look killer with a black sides and back.

    It’s interesting that they chose gold sparkle binding to go with it. I’d be curious to see how the gold looks in person with the purple. It blends in nicely in the photo but the lighting is much different.

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  7. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Firenze, Italy
  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
  9. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    This looks great. Sparkle top and sparkle binding, though body only so it seems. The pickguard is the only thing I don’t really like.
    I already have two Sparkle Jets with Dyna’s else I would probably have ordered it already, gladly willing to pay import to EU.
     
  10. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
  11. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I like that one and I'm not a sparkle nor purple guy...
    I have a FSR from Wildwood and it's spectacular, black with Dynas, gold hardware, and humpblocks.... I'm sure this is high quality too!
     
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  12. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Purple is for chicks. Red is where it's at.

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  13. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    I like that!

    The gold sparkle binding is a strange choice though..
     
  14. Craig Encinitas

    Craig Encinitas Gretschie

    105
    May 3, 2021
    Encinitas, Ca
    I’d get one and put a (non-bigsby) trapeze tailpiece on it. Just for fun…and maybe for looks. :D

    The g6228 looks to be the only hard tail (v-stop) in Gretsch’s chambered body lineup (?).
    Unless you customize their offerings, a bigsby is coming with it.


    Wildwood Guitars appears to shoot underexposed photos, which hides some visual details. I don’t know why they do this. Turn the lights up, or lengthen that exposure, please.
     
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  15. Cdb1961

    Cdb1961 Gretschie

    135
    May 5, 2018
    Orange Park, Fl
    I prefer to have a lady hangin around my neck…. LOL

    Both colors are awesome but purple is amazing…
     
  16. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    Damn, that looks like almost the perfect spec for me & a nice, grape-y hue to the flake. Not feeling the cream guard so much, but that's about the only thing I'd change...

    Edit: just now noticed the gold binding thanks to JC Higgy's comment & I'd agree it seems a bit out of place w/o additional gold bling. So make that silver sparkle binding + a silver guard of some variety & it's perfect ;)

    Edit 2: OK, well specs say it's gold hardware just reading as nickel/chrome in all the pics to me. I'd update that first edit to say: chrome/nickel hardware + silver sparkle binding + silver guard = perfect for me.
     
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  17. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Oh My! (Did somebody already say that;)).
     
  18. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    That last time I called Wildwood...........

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    Things happened. :)

    That Jet is driving me "Plum Crazy."
     
  19. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Gretschie

    Awesome, and as everyone knows, sparkle makes every guitar sound better!
     
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