NGD ~ Georgia, Georgia... green, that is - as in jangle

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by DHart, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Well guys, I went to GC today thinking I would come home with a Gretsch G5655TG Junior.

    While there, I played one, but just wasn't wow-ed by it. Seemed pretty well made, but they only had white and I'm not into white guitars. And being Made in China kind of bugged bugged me - just a little. :rolleyes: ( I know that some products from China can be of very high quality.)

    I also played a couple of G5420s and they were pretty nice, but just didn't really feel right to me. Deeper body than I really want. Thus, I was prepared to come home today without a Gretsch.

    Then, I caught a glimpse of a Georgia Green G5622T with Super Hilotrons that was up near the ceiling. This is a model that I didn't think I would be interested in... but guess what... it followed me home, in the back seat of my truck!

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    Plays really wonderfully - no set up required at all. Color is beautiful. But best of all... SUPER HiLo'trons! I was afraid these might be a bit too "warm" and middy for me, but when I heard them through my favorite amp, with my favorite settings, in the comfort of my own music room at home - they sound AMAZING. Clear, bright, jangly, sparkly - just what I love. (I can never properly evaluate the tone of a guitar while at Guitar Center, so I don't even bother trying.)

    The neck and frets are excellent. And the rosewood board is beautiful.

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    The finish is well-done... and dazzling.

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    Korean workmanship and materials are impressive. Very clean and beautifully done.

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    Out the door price of $679 (15% Labor Day discount)... jeez, this is really a lot of great guitar for $679 and (unlike my "usual" mo) I don't think I'm going to be changing a thing about it. I think this is going to be a long term keeper!

    Incredibly clear, bell-like, jewel-like tones flow out of this guitar like I've never experienced before. (I love these Super HiLo'trons.) Sure took me a LOOOOONG time to discover "that Great Gretsch tone," but I'm here now! :D

    WOO-HOO.
     
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  2. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Mmmmmm! That is a beautiful guitar. Congratulations!
     
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  3. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    Gorgeous
     
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    Pretty Cool - it's got the 50ties vibe going for it.

    Now if you only had a 57 T Bird:cool:
     
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    Very cool. Congratulations
     
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  6. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    It is fantastic how much quality you can get for $680 (sold at 15% discount.).

    The Korean guitar makers are at the top of their game.

    Double bound body, bound f-holes, bound headstock, genuine rosewood fretboard, excellent quality pickups, finishing. Fine workmanship. And, the playing action is superb. Gretsch is really knocking it out of the park these days, and pricing their Electromatic line of instruments very reasonably.
     
  7. Bristlehound

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    That's lovely.
     
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  8. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    @idjster, @VWAmTele, @OldDude2, @Toadtele, & @Bristlehound...

    thanks, guys, for stopping by, chiming in, and helping me celebrate the excitement! (I don't have anyone else here at home to share the excitement with - my wife has no interest whatsoever.)
     
  9. MrCairo46

    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's

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    48CACE80-824F-45CC-B9D2-C606AE6E607B.jpeg I’ve a 6120 Brian Setzer in Green with TV Jones. I love it. Being an import from China became a non issue after picking up any Gretsch in GC. All played and sounded great.
     
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  10. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Afflicted

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    Congretschulations!
     
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    Though I never was into Gretsch guitars soundwise this is a beautiful guitar with a beautiful colour. Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    Neato!
     
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