26 Proteus 3 weeks ago A professional nutritionist can give me far more than I want or need to know about the chemical makeup of the food I eat, including the baffling varieties of combinations that might bear the same name in the market.That doesn't keep me from eating.It can't be an impossible undertaking to compile the names GRETSCH has given the colors. I realize providing current or historical cross-references to colors and shades in the paint industry would be a fools' errand. I had no intention to suggest we create an authoritative reference for anyone to find an exact hue currently available which will match their guitar or replicate an historical Gretsch color (either as it looked when new, or as it looks now after 50-60 years of exposure to one or another or a combination of deleterious environments).Gretsch color names, with the general era in which they were introduced (down to the year, if possible), preferably associated with models they appeared on, and when. Some representative color swatches and/or pictures of guitars. That's it. No paint codes, historical or modern.Accuracy? Color names and when they were available on what. Maybe pictorial examples. For most colors, there's little or no controversy. For some (Cad green, the oranges, walnut stain), a number of pictures can show the range and variety.We never get our guitars precisely in tune, but we play them anyway.