2005 Gretsch Phoenix

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by frn0003, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. frn0003

    frn0003 Newbie

    3
    Nov 15, 2019
    Michigan
    I just bought a 2005 Gretsch Phoenix Brian Setzer, I does not have TV Jones Pickups does anyone know if this guitar came with them in 2005?
     
  2. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    418
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Welcome,

    Someone who knows will be along to answer that, pictures are always welcome .
     
  3. frn0003

    frn0003 Newbie

    3
    Nov 15, 2019
    Michigan
    Thanks, the pickups look like Filter'Trons
     
  4. G5422T

    G5422T Synchromatic

    848
    May 24, 2012
    usa
    To my knowledge, the Phoenix started out with TV Classics. My '14 has them, but later guitars went to the Setzer Sig TV's.

    You can pull the pups, and there should be a TV Jones sticker on the back.

    Another way to check is to look at the pup pole spacing. The bridge pole spacing on the TV pups are "wider" than the neck pup.

    It should look like this.

    20191111_154105.jpg 20191015_152307.jpg

    Great guitars and enjoy yours.
     
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  5. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Some TV Jones pickups do not have TV Jones covers, but regular patent number Filtertron covers instead.

    However, they will still have the TV Jones sticker on the underside. Pulling one of the pickups will confirm this.
     
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  6. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Welcome! Sounds like good info above. Great guitars, came close to getting a Phoenix but never did. Enjoy it!
     
  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome aboard!

    Congrats on the new geet ,yes,they came with TV Jones Classics,i don't have a 2005 catalogue but its in the 2006 cat.
     
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  8. frn0003

    frn0003 Newbie

    3
    Nov 15, 2019
    Michigan
    Thanks for all your help, I will pull the pickups and report back
     
  9. wizard_23

    wizard_23 Gretschie

    305
    Jul 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Nice purchase. My 2005 Phoenix (JT05117627) has the TV Classics in plain 'US PAT' filter covers. That's what you should have unless they've been swapped.

    How is it aging? I've got some nice goldness to the binding and it feels like I'm through the clear coat on the back of the neck in the most played spots. Love it!
     
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  10. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    2529BBFC-C98B-4A94-A7AE-19D3D3A023E8.jpeg Snap! Mines 2005 with TV Classics, standard filtertron covers.
     
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  11. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    Mine has the nice golden tint now, and some cool checking in places. I’m not precious with it either!!!
     
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  12. wizard_23

    wizard_23 Gretschie

    305
    Jul 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    I’m intrigued to know if yours is far off my serial number? JT05117627
     
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  13. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    I think mine ends 022007. I’ll need to check.
     
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