So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by pacemaker » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:54 pm

I've had a Duo Jet G6128T-DSV since around 2012. I broke the fixed Bigsby arm, which gets very skinny right before it meets the spring assembly, so that's been updated to a heavier arm. I replaced the Synchromatic bridge with a less fussy Compton.

I've really enjoyed it during the time I've had it, and it's started getting more play time recently in a new project where my Les Paul didn't sound quite right. I have 11-gauge flatwounds on the Jet and it sounds just right. The other guitarist plays a Tele, and the two sound great together!

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by wingnutkj » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:28 am

I have three Electromatics:

G5420T in Aspen Green - possibly my favourite out of my guitars:
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G5238T Pro Jet in gold - I was constantly playing my bandmate's black Pro Jet when I was round at his, so when I saw this one second-hand for a decent price, I grabbed it. Love the neck on it.
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G5238T Pro Jet in Black, with Bigsby B3. This is the black Pro Jet mentioned above - my bandmate traded it for my Revelation electric 12-string, which he gave to his wife as an anniversary present. Not sure if I really need two pretty much identical guitars, but until I figure it out, this one's in DAGDAD, the other is in standard.
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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by Maggieo » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:20 pm

I had a modded Electromatic for a while. Great guitar. Traded it for my Secret Agent amp.

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by jesterpunk68 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 pm

I have 2 (these are not pictures of my exact guitar just stock photos, I dont have any actual pictures uploaded anywhere to link here)

A Gretsch Tim Armstrong

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And a G2420T

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by niksureal » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 pm

the penguin in the original post is way too cool.
my dream gretsch is a clipper with hilo tron in anniversary green. maybe one day.
i have a 5620 in georgia green. heavy as hell but great neck and sounds pretty damn good.
too dark to take a picture of my own worth anything.

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by Debaser » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:31 pm

I have major attachments to Gretsch ;D

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by zhivago » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:35 pm

Wow, I think we have a winner!! :D 8)
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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by eggwheat » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:08 am

Almost bought a 60’s white falcon once..0

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:25 am

zhivago wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Wow, I think we have a winner!! :D 8)
Damn right! What a collection!!!
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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by DiAmoroso » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:34 am

Just got my first Gretsch Wednesday, love it so far!

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by Squirrel » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:56 am

shadowplay wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:54 pm
These are great, love the Tennessean. I desire a single cut painted holes Country Gentleman pretty badly ever since I saw one in that Tony Bacon book, I often think of boiling down my newer ones down into one with a bit of cash in the end. Like this but the one in Ultimate Guitars is even nicer.

Argh...need

Can't wait to see your new one.

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A single cut Country Gent would be a lovely thing to have if you can find one in decent shape. They seem to be pretty rare, the only one I've ever seen was on ebay and must have been a very early one as the pickup surrounds had no grooves, but the guy was totally delusional about its value and it hung around unsold forever. I constantly checked back to see if he had lowered the price to something even vaguely reasonable, but nope. :'( Your 6120 looks excellent by the way, the finish is a dead ringer for a vintage one, good job with the de-Setzerisation too!

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by i love sharin foo » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:41 pm

The Clipper is long gone, but the Chet Atkins will never leave. It's a '60 6119 and is without a doubt one of the absolute best guitars I've ever owned. I need to get some decent photos of it one day.

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by zhivago » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:47 am

i love sharin foo wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:41 pm
The Clipper is long gone, but the Chet Atkins will never leave. It's a '60 6119 and is without a doubt one of the absolute best guitars I've ever owned. I need to get some decent photos of it one day.

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That 6119 is such a cool guitar!! Like a LP Jr, but an archtop! 8) 8)
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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by DiAmoroso » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:24 pm

Figured I should update with the new pickguard:

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Re: So who is playing Gretsch guitars?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:34 pm

DiAmoroso wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Figured I should update with the new pickguard:

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