NGD Gretsch G2655 Is Here!

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  1. MichaelR

    MichaelR Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    She arrived a day early which was unexpected but nice. This guitar was sold as blemished because it was an open box but Ill be damn If i can find a flaw anywhere other than the plastic was removed from the pick guard so in the right light you can see very light pick scuffing. The pups still have the plastic on them and if there is a scratch anywhere on the body I can't find it. I like the feel of the neck and the reach to the upper frets. The tuners seem good but I'll have to play it a bit to know how stable they are. I'm still trying to figure out why Gretsch chose to go with 3 volume pots and one tone. One of them is the master which I can use when the others are set and maybe once I get used to it this will make more sense. I find the broadtron pups sound very good but frankly Buddha's hand wounds sound better IMHO. Her weight is 6.26 pounds which I really like. I have two 335 style guitars so this smaller size fits right in.
    My first electric guitar was a Gretsch Chet Atkins I found in a pawn shop in Grants Pass OR in the 60's which I sold years ago so its nice to have a Gretsch in my stable again.
    I only took two pics because right after I got the guitar a hose broke outside and in the process of fixing it my screw driver slipped off and drove part way trough my left hand. Playing is going have to wait for a couple days I think. Oh yeah and Trouble has given it his approval.
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  2. MichaelR

    MichaelR Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Sore hand bump.
     
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    Itsme_AJ Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice! I have been gassing for a Gretsch lately too.
     
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    Beautiful Gretsch! Hope your hand heals up quickly so you can put it through its paces.
     
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    Very nice! That red looks great! Sorry about the screwdriver through your hand part... Ouch! Glad Trouble has given has given you the paws-up.

    Matt
     
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    What a beauty. Congrats!!
     
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    Awesome guitar. Sucks about the hand injury.
     
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    I have been gasing for one of these, your post isn't helping
     
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    I've found myself gassing for one a couple of times and cured it by going to the store and playing one. Not a knock on the guitars or their fans, but I just don't get on with them. They are SO good looking though!
     
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    The single knob should be a master volume. Two others are for each pickup and it has a single master tone back there instead of a mud switch. Seems correct. I love the inlays on those guitars-congrats!!!
     
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    Congrats!
    Sorry for the bad karma.
    New guitar Day YAY!
    New Hand Injury Day BOO!
     
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    MichaelR Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, my hand is not as sore as I thought it would be. I soaked it in large pot of very warm water with epson salts and it really helped. Epson salts combined with warm water draws any infection and really helps with the soreness. I'm actually playing the Gretsch today without much of a problem.
     
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    Trooper Mike!!
     
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    Sorry about the hand - HNGD!

    No worries, kitty says the neck profile is comfortable!
     
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    HNGD! VERY, very nice! I think I'd like the three volume control setup personally. Glad the hand is doing better(y)
     
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    Tracy74 AGF Dealer AGF Registered Dealer Supporting Member

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    The JR’s are amazing!! They move thru my shop pretty good.
    I’m looking forward to the limited one with P90’s!


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    Happy NGD! Looks really nice. I like the idea of the master volume... always thought Gretsch had a good idea there.
     
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    Oh, damn...

    it's a beauty. Happy hand recovery day, too.
     
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