Which colour G2622

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by Footsore, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Footsore

    Footsore Electromatic

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    Nov 29, 2019
    Australia
    I've decided my next guitar, second Gretsch, will be a G2622.
    Which colour, Ocean Turquoise or Single Barrel Stain?
    I'm having trouble deciding. I can get a better deal on the Single Barrel Stain one...
     
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  2. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Unless money is an issue, go with the color you like more. Or else it may leave you never truly happy.
     
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  3. Footsore

    Footsore Electromatic

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    Nov 29, 2019
    Australia
    I have only seen both colours on a screen because there's no shops anywhere near us so have to buy one on line. The Single Barrel Stain one might be a bit bland depending on the grain?
     
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  4. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Gretschie

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    Apr 25, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    The single barrel stain looks blah on the Gretsch site. The back shows some grain, but the front doesn't. It may be much different in person. How much better is the SBS deal and can you live with it?
     
  5. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Oregon
    It's simple, buy one of each!
     
  6. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    The SBS would probably look awesome on a PL with a quilted, spalted, or flamed top, but to me it's just kinda bland on the 2622. I like the solid colors on the Streamliners much better, especially the Ocean Turquoise.
     
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  7. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

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    Jun 29, 2020
    Bangalore
    I faced similar dilema while getting my 2655T.
    Was ordering online and couldnt trust the colors on website.
    I will go with @Davis Sharp on this and prefer a turqouise...
    All the best and whichever you choose post pictures ...
     
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  8. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

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    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    All these opinions, but it's your guitar and you have to live with your decision.

    Turquoise is very important to the culture in my small piece of the world, especially in Native American culture. I love the color, especially in jewelry but think that it can be overwhelming in something as big as a guitar. It stands out and draws attention and if that's what you're going for great!

    The SB stain stands out too, but not as brightly. Personally I don't like the color, it's too much like a cow **** brown, LOL!

    Just My Opinion, OK? I'd buy the Turquoise.

    How is it that those two are your only choices?? It's funny that I own two G2622s and they are the two colors that you can't get.
     
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  9. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
  10. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

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    Jun 17, 2020
    Minnesota
    I’m a more natural or burst fan, and price helps. Single barrel.
     
  11. Footsore

    Footsore Electromatic

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    Nov 29, 2019
    Australia
    I've already got a silver g5230t so want different colour this time but not too keen on the walnut from what I've seen looks quite dark.
     
  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Use the scientific approach:
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  13. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Gretschie

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    Jul 10, 2019
    NE Wisconsin
    I have a 2622 Single Barrel Stain. In real life it is not bland at all but it is very different than Turquoise. It is all a mater of personal taste; what is cool to one person is garish to another. Get the one that speaks to you.
     
  14. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

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    Jun 29, 2020
    Bangalore
  15. Footsore

    Footsore Electromatic

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    Nov 29, 2019
    Australia
     
  16. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    700
    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    I think it depends on how you look at it. When I wanted a G2622 (my first Gretsch) I jumped on the Walnut Stain and love it! Beautiful woodgrain, not fancy but nice and I think the best color of the four IMO.
    SC Case 1a.JPG G2622 Body 1A.JPG
     
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  17. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    I'd go for a Torino Green G2622T, and possibly replace the Bigsby if you really don't want one. With a V-tail, or better: a cadillac tail piece. Gold hardware, that's a better match with Torino Green.
     
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  18. Footsore

    Footsore Electromatic

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    Nov 29, 2019
    Australia
    My mind is made up and that Walnut Stain looks schmick so I just bought one online. Now just waiting on the mailman.
     
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  19. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Good choice. Here's something I have in walnut I've liked so much I've kept it for more than 40 years

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  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats! Waiting on the pics.....:)
     
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