So just what the heck color is Firestick Red?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by YaDaddy, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada

    That's a very nice classic looking Jet.

    Jets are my favorite. Small comfortable bodies.

    Don't forget, without light, there is no color.

    If I was asked to name the color from your photos, my answer would be ''metallic burnt orange''.

    If there is a clear coat on the base coat, the clear coat may be slightly tinted, hot rodders call it ''flip flop'', the hue will change based on lighting and angle.

    What I like most about this particular guitar, is that it has class. If it had a long tail Bigsby, instead of the V-Stop, it would be a little more to my liking.

    The layout/pickups on my Double Jet was exactly the same, before I made a few slight adjustments.


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  2. Nubs

    Nubs Electromatic

    Sep 10, 2019
    Houston, TX
    Very cool color! Reminds me of G&L's Spanish Copper Metallic:


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  3. Teledriver

    Teledriver Gretschie

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    I think it and the back are really nice colors, but I would maybe have gone with a cream binding. A cool cream, not the pink Les Paul binding you sometimes see.
  4. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    Dec 29, 2009
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great color, I like it! :cool:
  6. Scamp

    Scamp Electromatic

    Feb 22, 2018
    Back in the 50's and early 60's there used to be a candy called Firestick. It was hot stick and translucent. The more you sucked on it the thinner it got and the more the color changed. When new it looked red like red hot. later it would almost look orange. That's why I think of when I hear "Firestick Red"
  7. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    Oct 22, 2015
    It seems more of a copper
  8. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    I got mine. Wasn’t expecting to, “but that’s an interesting story for another time.”

    Look at that dark ahn fretboard!

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  9. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I recently noticed an ad for a strat that was seafood green. I assume the ol' auto carrot had been at work again.

    Mind you, most sea food turns me a bit green.
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Beautiful Jet , enjoy
  11. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    seafood or see food?
  12. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    I like the color. Gretsch sure can come up with some great colors.
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    They should be making cars.....;)
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  14. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Looks like kind of a reddish copper. I like it!:)
  15. ishtar

    ishtar Country Gent

    I had a jeep that was Chili Pepper Red.... Kinda reminds me of this new hue.

  16. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    it’s a really difficult color to nail down. Really depends on the lighting conditions you see it in. Where I normally see it it looks more red than anything else, but there’s still a good tint towards orange.
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  17. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    Wow, that’s really close!
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  18. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    That was my favorite Jeep color. I’m officially Seafoam Green with envy. :)
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  19. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    Bright sunny day out there, so I took the Firestick Red 5220 out for a few pics and it was “like hot fiyuh!“ (that quote is much better with the silly accent. An SNL character if I’m not mistaken.)

    In direct sunlight, like this, it almost looks strawberry.

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  20. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    In this position with the sun coming down at a high angle it looks more red.

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    Even in direct mid-day sun that fretboard looks black as soot.

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