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What ist Flagstaff Sunset?

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by BadBeat78, May 16, 2017.

  1. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    69
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Just for comparison purposes here are some pics of my 6120-1959LTV (Vintage Orange Stain) next to my 6120N (Flagstaff Sunset Stain) showing the color difference.

    G6120  N&1959LTV 011.jpg G6120  N&1959LTV 008.jpg
     
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Tnx Frank. I'm definitely keeping it despite the great guitar cull being imminent. It's special, plus I think mine has a TV Jones Porno-tron. :p
     
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Not as tomato soupy as Fender Fiesta Red:

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Here's a real Flagstaff sunset:

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  6. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I got mine. :)
     
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  7. mschafft

    mschafft Gretschie

    151
    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    Congrats on the new FS Streamliner! Love it
     
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  8. BadBeat78

    BadBeat78 Electromatic

    28
    Apr 3, 2017
    Germany
    Soooo finally it has arrived.
    Man i can tell you it is such a nice guitar to Play.
    Light, resonant, String height is unbelivable good.
    The whole guitar is ecxellent.
    But:
    I hate the color!!:rolleyes::)
    Now i know what Flagstaff Sunset is and in dont Like it.
    To shiny Red for my opinion.
    Why they dont offer the walnut in king Size???:confused:
     
  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Maybe you can knock the shine down with some micro mesh papers.
    A scouring pad and some green soap also works. :)
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
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  10. BadBeat78

    BadBeat78 Electromatic

    28
    Apr 3, 2017
    Germany
    Already did that!;)
    Still doesnt work for me.
    But it plays so great....!!:rolleyes:
     
  11. BadBeat78

    BadBeat78 Electromatic

    28
    Apr 3, 2017
    Germany
    With bigsby...!
     
  12. BadBeat78

    BadBeat78 Electromatic

    28
    Apr 3, 2017
    Germany
    To me it Looks Just Red and boring without the grain.
    Maybe ill refinish it black or try to get it more brownish by using clear tinted laquer?! IMG_20170519_125328752.jpg
     
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  13. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Buy a white stage suit, problem solved :D:D:D

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  14. BadBeat78

    BadBeat78 Electromatic

    28
    Apr 3, 2017
    Germany
    Planing to replace the Pickups with TV jones.
    Silver bezels i had lying around.
    This guitar Just plays unbelivable good!
    A Lot bett IMG_20170520_102648445.jpg er than any semiakustik i had including Vintage Gibson 335, gretsch and others...
     
  15. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    That should bring you very close to Proline sound territory.

    Well, THAT is a statement!
     
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  16. BadBeat78

    BadBeat78 Electromatic

    28
    Apr 3, 2017
    Germany
    And thats the Truth.
    I was a Seller.
    Had a Lot of guitars those years including semis from all the big Brands.
     
  17. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    It seems the Streamliner skeptics should try some themselves ;)
     
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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    You mean to say 500 dollar plywood can practically play and sound the same as 3000 dollar plywood? Whoda thunk it?! ;)
     
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  19. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    He was talking about playability, not sound.

    But the question is, did the Gibson and other Gretsch (which one?) or whatever he is comparing to, have a pro setup? Many Gibsons and Proline Gretsches I saw had a suboptimal factory setup, which isn't unusual, because it needs to be optimized for transport first, right?
     
  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I've edited my post for you.:rolleyes:
     
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  21. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Edinburgh
    Great timing! I just posted these that my colleague took of mine... gorgeous red colour and transparent too... love it! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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