1 Proteus 1 week ago I'm a sucker for Gretsch's Candy Apple Red. It's the reason I have my 5420 - and the back of my 5422 is the same color. (The top is white sparse-sparkle snowglobe, the logo is red, and the guitar has exactly ZERO dignity. But under a Christmas tree, it pops. [That's not how I got it.])So last summer when I espied on the Gretsch site a stealthily pre-introduced Streamliner 2622 doublecut centerblocker with a PAIR of P90s - IN CANDY RED - the crowds in my head went wild. Before I was a card-carrying Gretsch zombie, and before ever so many other guitar passions, I was wholeheartedly a 335 guy. My 70s 335 was my main ride for more gigs than any other guitar I've had. When I only had two electric guitars, it was by far the flagship.Later, I fell hard for P90s. Between them and Gretsch, I haven't looked longingly at a guitar with humbuckers for 15 years. So what would be not to love about a 16" Gretsch doublecut, with a centerblock, and a pair of P90s - in CAR? Maybe it doesn't sound like a characteristic Gretsch...but it sure sounds like one of my dream specs.So, crowds went wild. But this little confection was announced months before it was to ship. I had to calm the crowds. I advised patience and serenity. I visited the Gretsch site periodically to be sure I hadn't dreamed this. (When, I ask you, did Gretsch EVER equip a guitar with TWO P90s?)Then, after the guitar was stealthily released into the wilds, I stalked Reverb, looking for That Deal. You know how we are. And I found it! Still I had to wait for the right moment.The right moment came.