2019 Setzer smoke question

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Parttime, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    350
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    Since the new smoke models are not being mass produced, would anyone know if they are being made in Japan or the gretsch custom shop in the USA?
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
  2. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    At the price they are charging for it I would be surprised if it is USA custom shop but I don't know. I have not seen a USA custom street for $3,300 but I don't exactly look for them.

    But mainly, if this was made in the US custom shop, I find it hard to believe that fact would not be made abundantly clear.
     
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  3. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    350
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    Thanks.
    I’m fine with it either way I was just curious.
     
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  4. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    This..
    Usually CS guitars are well known to be CS.
     
  5. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    475
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    American musical supply has one in stock. The serial number starts with JT. That makes it a Japanese model. $275 a month for 12 months. Get it while you can
     
  6. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    350
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    I’ve got one coming from Sweetwater.
    A little longer wait but a lot better financing.
     
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  7. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    475
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Awesome. Looks like a great guitar
     
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  8. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    That'll be worth the wait IMO. It should be a heck of a nice 6120. Basically a LTV with some specs from Setzer's guitar.

    I would own one in a heart beat if I needed another 6120.

    Best of luck.
     
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  9. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    350
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    I hope it will be an investment that will hold it’s value down the road. Of course even if it doesn’t it’s the best of both worlds for me. A new guitar at a far price with vintage characteristics. Most ‘59’s are at less $7000 to $15000 in reasonably good condition.
     
  10. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Congrats. As long as you love it for what it is, any appreciation will be icing. Looks like a great guitar.
     
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  11. MMarshall

    MMarshall Newbie

    1
    Jan 20, 2020
    United Kingdom
    Howdo, does anyone know if the lacquer finish on the new Setzer Smoke is a nitro lacquer or a more modern type?
     
  12. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    350
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    I’ve got one. I don’t believe it is a nitro finish. It is a semi gloss and it does chip a bit easier than standard high gloss guitars I’ve had previously. That is the only down side I have found with the Smoke.
    To help protect the finish I have applied several coats of polish and buffed it to a little glossier finish. Still not as glossy as nitro finish and it still has a vintage sheen.

    Original finish

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    Polished finish

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  13. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    55
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Based on the typical $3,299.99 street price, I'm 99% certain that the aforementioned model is made in Japan.
     
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    That is one gorgeous guitar Parttime!:cool:
     
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