Modern Gretsch Guitars

Silver jet tops

1

I have a question about the sparkly tops of the silver jets over the years, and that is if gretsch has changed the material/sparkle they use on the originals from the 50s, the 90s ones, and the current ones? I only ask because it seems like most vintage silver jets I see almost look new, hardly any aging, whereas almost every one I see from the 90s appears very aged/green and almost always peeling (?) around the edge of the body. The current ones obviously look new now, but will a 2017 silver jet still be nice in 15 years, or will it get that strange grey/green tint? Maybe there is no answer, but it was something I kept noticing and just curious about

2

The originals were laminated with drum covering. It's indestructable. Same for Duo Jets and Firebirds.

3

The new ones are the same drum wrap, right? Did you ever have any issues with any of your jet tops delaminating?

4

No. The new ones are not a wrap.

5

No. The new ones are not a wrap.

– Billy Zoom

Do you know what it is? Just sparkly paint or something?


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