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PSA: Gretsch G5622T $499 free ship/no tax Green Orange Black

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  1. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Tell your wife what you really want for Christmas, or you are going to get a pile of crap you only wear when she lays it out for you.

    Todays Adorama email has a sexy Gretsch with Bigsby for $499


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    gr2509300577.jpg Adorama is an official Gretsch dealer.

    This email link is the only link that works for the sale price. Don't complain that the price is $799 when you use Google.


    https://www.adorama.com/gr250930057...t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Those sales generally last until Midnight EST Sunday night.
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Again I wish I could make this make sense. As it is I have two nice Gretsch's which might be 2 more than I need. Great deal though! And the Korean Gretsch's are really great for the money.
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    It can never make sense, but if you sit in a coffee shop playing your strat, no one blinks an eye.

    If you are playing a Gretsch, every chick within a mile is suddenly asking you questions about how old the guitar is.

    "Yeah, Elvis did play one...."

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    I've got two super flashy Gretsch's. A red Setzer Hot Rod, and and a silver sparkle flake 5126. If I didn't have a Gretsch, I would pounce on one of these Adorama deals.
     
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    Man, if that does not get you laid playing Lana Del Ray at Coffee King, nothing can.
     
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    Gonna need blankets and a heater... I'm headed for the dog house if I do this... For a VERY VERY LONG TIME...
     
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    Wonder if I can request two month shipping... You know, pay for it now, hide the credit card statements until all the rest of the Christmas stuff is in, then BAMM! Hey honey? What's this that just arrived? No, I have no idea where it came from? Did you buy it for me? Wow, that was super sweet of you!!!
     
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    I have the green one, and it is freakin awesome.
     
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    radd Strat-O-Master

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    I had an orange one, spectacular guitar.

    Having said that, I suspect that the web site in question is using old photos. The headstock indicates Korean made like mine but production has moved to China. I can’t imagine they have NOS.


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    Interesting... I searched to confirm and sure enough, the "new" ones have headstocks that say "Made in China". However, the new ones are not available in Mint Green (sounds like a line from My Cousin Vinney). The new "green' is called Georgia Green - and to be honest I'm not a fan of THAT green. I do like the Mint Green though, so maybe these are NOS (New Old Stock). Hummm...

    The Adorama ad says Georgia Green, but if you select the color from those available... there's the Mint Green????

    Well then... Just clicked on "Mint Green" and up came "Aspen Green", so I've got nothin' at this point!
     
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    I did not know those moved to China. Looking at pics on Sweetwaters' site confirms that. I wonder if these are the last of the Korean Electromatics?

    Adorama probably uses stock photos so they may be selling Chinese ones.
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    See if anyone got one recently on the Gretsch forum from Adorama

    They buy 1000000000s of guitars at a time, so I've certainly got guitars from them that were 4 years old, still in sealed box.
     
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    Well, we're fixin' to find out....

    Mrs. Ducerro comes back in from shopping late Thanksgiving Day - you know - those Black Friday deals that start on Thursday... Well, she's sporting a new ring with some heavy bling and she's all like "Look what you bought me for our anniversary!" I'm playing it cool though... going with that's EXACTLY what I wanted to get you!

    Fast forward to today... hey hon, you know my new ring you bought me is awesome! Did I mention it also has matching earrings and a necklace... And here again I play it cool... Go ahead and get those too I say!

    Then tonight she comes into my office and I'm doing the guitar porn thing looking at the Gretsch. She asks me, "Is it a good deal?". Well I say, it's says it's a Black Friday special at almost half off... And she says, "You should go ahead and get it."

    Trap set, bait taken, reel that puppy in. Throw it in the cart, pull the trigger, arrives next week! Done deal! :sneaky:
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ya, Adorama is still selling Player Strats that have not been shipped by Fender in almost a year... either that, or Fender is running the last of their stock out through Adorama.
    These are legit deals, but these deals typically are last year's models, possibly older. Definitely NOS with full warranty. Note: Fender owns Gretsch (and Charvel, Jackson, and I think they still have EVH.)
     
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    I actually hope this is the case (NOS). The new ones are made in China and the old ones are out of Korea. Lots of great reviews on the Korean made ones. I didn't see any "bad" reviews for the China run, but all in all there were quite a few less reviews on the Chinese version.
     
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    There’s Georgia Green (above) and the other green that Sweetwater carries is Aspen Green.
     
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    I have an Aspen Green and it is a great guitar. Understated, classy, and my Wife says it’s sexy..
     
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