Why the color orange?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by doctorSlo, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. doctorSlo

    doctorSlo Synchromatic

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    Best "knock knock" joke ever.
     
  2. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

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    Most Hot Rods will do the trick.
     
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  3. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    When you are on stage with many other guitar players, an orange Gretsch stands out among the rest. You know what it is. Mr. Gretsch sure knew what he was doing when he selected that
    western color. Understand Chet did not like it at first.
     
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Because Orange is a happy color that makes you smile! :D
    smiling_orange.jpg
     
  5. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    It's just a great color. Just like someone one day did sea foam green and said, "voila!"
     
  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Looks great on cars, too! :cool::cool:
    orange Lambo179.jpg
     
  7. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
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  8. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    And then you go heard cattle for a few days and the illusion is completely shattered! I wonder if the orange color was just an accident caused by the stain or finish someone grabbed and used.
     
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  9. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Just wait for the orange sparkle hotrod to hit the market! I actually wish they would do those finishes on some other models. I happen to like the extra controls on the other models.
     
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  10. GOOBALL JEFF

    GOOBALL JEFF Synchromatic

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    cause if you don't like orange you like apple? i like whisky on a friday night
     
  11. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

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    Orange Sparkle would be killer! Candy Tangerine was close. Not too bad of a DIY mod but I hear you on expanding to other models.
     
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  12. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Yep, I realize it, and so did my wallet when I bought it. Lol

    My dream guitar finally mine!
     
  13. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    The orange G6120 is now part of the collective subconscious. People immediately recognize what it is and know what to expect;)
     
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  14. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

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    Add my name to the list of those who love the orange. It's just a great color and (as I've mentioned here many times) I love the stains and finishes that allow the wood grain to show through.
    I've started a fund to buy an orange-stain Gretsch someday.

    Question: is the orange color such a Gretsch icon that the other companies avoid it?
    At this moment I can't remember ever seeing any other orange.
    Edit: and I spoke too soon. Epiphone makes their Emperor Swingster in Orange, how dare they? Actually, the sincerest form of flattery.
    And it may be an opaque finish, I don't see any grain in the pics.
     
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  15. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

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  16. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Now that makes sense. One of those horses had the G brand too I suspect. :p
     
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  17. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Gretsch seem to be steering away from the Orange in most of the newer Asian lines.
    Perhaps keeping it for the more traditional offerings at the top of the range?
     
  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Orange is the right colour for a G6120 just like white is the right colour for a Falcon. -- but orange doesn't look right on a Jet to me:oops:
     
  19. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Looks pretty darned good on those G6130's IMO. Which is a Jet after all. :)
     
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