NGD Gretsch Jet G5220LH-DCM

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by dtsreiuqs, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Nut

    517
    Oct 18, 2015
    France
    Sorry it's not a Squier... :oops:

    In the meantime, if Squier issued more lefties other than the usual white/black/sunburst/Tele/Strat models... :(

    This brand new Chinese Gretsch Jet G5220LH Dark Cherry Metallic is nice, well built, and top notch finished...

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    I plan to install a Bigsby B3 on it...

    A+!
     
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  2. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    49
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    Love that paint! Arched top going to create any problem adding a Bigsby? Mahogany back ?
     
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  3. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
  4. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

    Age:
    56
    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    LOVE that finish - stunning!! I'd love to score me a Gretsch some day :)

    HNGD!
     
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  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Look at that ! Yo ! Congrats !
     
  6. DoctorBB

    DoctorBB Squier-Meister

    310
    Mar 2, 2016
    Beaumont, TX
    Precarious perch on the pea gravel there but it’s nice.
     
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  7. wickedtools

    wickedtools Squier-holic

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
  8. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    Why would you want to ruin such a great guitar?:D
     
  9. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    As a Gretsch owner I can say that if you're on the fence about one just do it. They are putting out incredible guitars and you won't be disappointed.
     
  10. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-Nut

    567
    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    Beautiful, HNGD!
     
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  11. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Nut

    517
    Oct 18, 2015
    France
    Thank you Guys !

    The convenient model is the Bigsby B3LH : it was designed for small archop guitars, notably the Gretsch Duo-Jet. Here's my B3LH installed on my "Orange Blossom Special" guitar :

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    And on this nice Glossy Black Duo-Jet :

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    That said, I must check if there's enough string fall angle behind the bridge in order to avoid pop-out of the strings with the B3 installed (becauses it rises the strings attachment compared to the stop bar).

    Yes, the back is mahogany (right pic below), and the Dark Cherry Metallic turns into Deep Black depending on light exposure (left and center pics) ;

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    You guess that she was very gently put in place for the pictures ;) !

    Indeed, Gloveberg ! This is not my 1st Gretsch - these are great guitars, both Proline and Electromatics...

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    ... And conversely to Squier, they issue some "Fancy-Lefty" models, moreover at affordable prices, like my G5622TLH SRF GRN, on the left above.

    A+!
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
  12. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    Dec 19, 2009
    Carmel IN
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    Those are very nice guitars!
     
  13. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Nut

    517
    Oct 18, 2015
    France
    Thank you Guys ! :)

    A+!
     
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  14. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Age:
    39
    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    Congrats on your new Gretsch!

    Really love your Orange Blossum Special. Yours comes to mind when I think about doing a Danelectro style build next year.
     
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  15. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Nut

    517
    Oct 18, 2015
    France
    Yes ! Thanks BorderRadio ;)

    A+!
     
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  16. jackdragbean

    jackdragbean Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2011
    Mississippi
    I have one with a bigsby. Thought about selling it to buy one without one. To each their own. They are all wonderful guitars nontheless
     
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  17. Domdil

    Domdil Squier Talker

    Age:
    32
    8
    Nov 5, 2018
    Vancouver BC
    I've picked this gretsch up at my local shop a few times..the build quality is great, has an amazing feeling neck..probably one of the best guitars for the money out right now. Looks stunning in that finish too, congrats!
     
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  18. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
  19. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Nut

    517
    Oct 18, 2015
    France
    Thank you Guys !

    I worked on the tremolo chassis (slight bending, grinding and filing) in order to lower it close to the table, in order to increase the string break angle :

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    Now I'm designing a pickguard, a truss-rod plate and a bridge stud plate...

    Wait and see ! ;)

    A+!