What color gold on 5420 / 5427 TG

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Coastal, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. Coastal

    Coastal Newbie

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    Jan 10, 2022
    Orlando, FL
    I'm buying some locking tuners (Sperzel) and not sure if I should order Satin Gold or Gold Plated (or does it not even matter).. I'm hoping to match the gold color of my 5427TG. Thanks!
     
  2. Coastal

    Coastal Newbie

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    Jan 10, 2022
    Orlando, FL
    Well I'll answer this for others: It appears the gold color of the Gretsch is closer to Sperzel's "Gold Plated" look - the Satin Gold they use is more yellow, slightly lighter in color. I don't think it would honestly be very noticeable if Satin Gold was on the headstock, but for accuracy purposes I'll go with Gold Plated (they're more expensive on eBay right now - $67.99 for Satin Gold vs $84.99 for Gold Plated)
     
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    “Satin” is Sperzel speak for matte(d) or flat, meaning no to little sheen. For Gretsch you want ultra shiny. ;)
     
  4. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Welcome to the forum, @Coastal! Let's see some more pics of your 5427.
     
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  5. Coastal

    Coastal Newbie

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    Jan 10, 2022
    Orlando, FL
    Will do - I'll take some tonight. It's still new for me so haven't even broken it in yet but really loving it. It sounds so good through some reverb and basic chorus pedals too; I can't wait to fully dig in on everything it can do.
     
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