Shell Pink Jets at Chicago Music Exchange

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by SpaceCowboy, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. SpaceCowboy

    SpaceCowboy Electromatic

    Aug 16, 2019
  2. mrcoffee23

    mrcoffee23 Gretschie

    Sep 23, 2009
    Virginia, USA
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    They are pretty
  4. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    I think it’s cool. And I’m a fan of the big block inlays too. Although some don’t care for it.
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I doubt that you'll find rosewood on too many new guitars.
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  6. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    A sign of the times. At least for low and mid priced guitars. I don’t see that changing either. It’s likely going to take some years for many to get used to the look and fully accept other alternatives.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2020
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  7. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I absolutely love this and would buy one tomorrow if I didn't have my 5230, in saying that have a strange feeling the specs could be a bit wrong on these, I still think it seems like its a 5220, yes the specs say BT FT which is hard to see in the pics but they also say it has thumbnail inlays on the specs but it cleary has blocks.

    would be perfect for my daughter.
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  8. dr. love

    dr. love Gretschie

    Jun 2, 2008
  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    You should be a fan of the Guitar Nerds podcast, who revere Shell Pink above all other colors. The color needs to be pinker though, looks kind of washed out.

    Boz Boorer of The Polecats and Morrissey's band, famously had a Pink Penguin:

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  10. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    I dunno, pink may float your boat, bu I still like orange.
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  11. christophervolume

    christophervolume Electromatic

    Apr 15, 2020
    St. Louis
    i typically loathe gold hardware, but it just works in my eyes with pink. I have gold on my champagne sparkle jet.


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  12. birdawesome

    birdawesome Electromatic

    Aug 6, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Oh no...why'd you have to do this to me? Looks like I'm going into debt
  13. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    This is cool but i think silver and chrome hardware would be nicer, kinda like this one.

  14. photodude

    photodude Electromatic

    Aug 7, 2020
    I want this, and every other Gretsch ever made!
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  15. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I want it too, well two actually, one with the pink top and one with a white top.
  16. SpaceCowboy

    SpaceCowboy Electromatic

    Aug 16, 2019
    TBH my Holy Grail (lately) has been a shell pink Telecaster double-bound in white, but I haven't run across any lately, especially in my three-digit price range. ;-D I had resigned myself to getting a Warmoth body and DIY-ing one. But then these came up, and for less than the Warmoth body it's an easy call. I prefer thumbnail inlays but the block inlays would match with the pearloid pickguard and truss rod cover I'm already planning. . . . :-D
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    GOOBALL JEFF Synchromatic

    Oct 1, 2019
    I dig them very much
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  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    That fugly tailpiece... I hate guitars smiling at me.
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  19. SpaceCowboy

    SpaceCowboy Electromatic

    Aug 16, 2019
    Does a Towner B3 system work on these tailpieces?
  20. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    It is a very inexpensive change. I had a straight Gotoh in my parts bin I threw on my new Stresmliner along with a few other parts bin things

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