3 Guitar Collection

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by drmilktruck, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Pretend you are interested in starting a 3 guitar Gretsch collection. Which three would you choose to cover the range, giving the best variety of features and tone?

    My choice would be the George Harrison collection:

    Duo Jet with Dynas (solid-ish body, black)


    Country Gentleman with Filters (17 inch hollow body, double cut, walnut)


    Tennessean with HiLos (16 inch single cut hollow body, red)

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  2. Just-Joshin-Ya

    Just-Joshin-Ya Gretschie

    Nov 23, 2017
    25FFAD72-CD18-49E7-B2FA-BD5CEA1161A1.jpeg I’m probably gonna try to get a Dyna-Jet in place of the 6120jr but the other two are staying! Broadway Jade Penguin HS Filtertrons , 6121 FTW TV Classics... as similar as those two are they sound a good bit different!
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    1 - Tennessee Rose G6119HT
    2 - 12 string G6122-12 Country Gentlemen
    3 - Two Tone Green Anniversary G6118T
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    '55 Roundup, '57 Caddy green CC and '61 skinny 6120. I ain't askin for much:D
  5. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Panther for the center block and double cut, fret access

    Falcon for so many obvious reasons.....do you really have to ask??

    6119 Chet.......just for the simple/single pup, no-nonsense-"cool factor"

    All 3 would definitely be red!

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  6. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I would settle for the Chet Jr. instead of the 6120 but my other two are non negotiable.
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  7. Just-Joshin-Ya

    Just-Joshin-Ya Gretschie

    Nov 23, 2017
    A falcon would look great beside my other two...
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  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    What a weirdo! Liking one color so much! :D
  9. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
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  10. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
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  11. G5422T

    G5422T Gretschie

    May 24, 2012
    My collection is complete. (At least for now)

    6120-59QM-LTD. A 6120 is just a must have for me.
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    6122-58. 17" Electrotone body, short scale, brass nut.

    6136 Black Phoenix . 17" open "f" hole, long scale, bone nut.

    Another must have for me is a "DE" handle on a Bigsby, so I guess that I have a DE collection going too! Lol

    I've had these 3 for a while now, and just a little more fine tuning that I'm working on.

    Covers what I really like, and has a variety of features that I wanted.
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  12. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Hot Rod, Eddie Cochran Signature and SSU.
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  13. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Country Gent

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    Sorry, I wouldn't.

    Maybe, I've misunderstood the point? If I'm limited to ONLY 3 guitars -
    Levinson Blade R4
    Gibson ES335
    Gretsch 6120...
    ... and the 6120 is only there as I presume one of them has to be a Gretsch... otherwisse, it'd be replaced with a Takamine EN20.

    Three Gretsches, though...
    Harrison Duo Jet
    Id commission the Custom Shop to make a Gretsch branded Cabronita Tele.
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  14. TestPattern

    TestPattern Electromatic

    Dec 16, 2018
    South Carolina
    Since it's wishing time, I'm going custom!
    1. Black Penguin w/gold trim & hardware, Supertrons
    2. Black Falcon, center block, three HS Filtertrons w/switching for bridge/neck combo
    3. Double cut red sparkle Jet, gold hardware, three Dynasonics, 3-way switching
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  15. Flouswa

    Flouswa Synchromatic

    Rancher Falcon (I can't believe no one has mentioned an acoustic yet!)
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  16. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    6120 w TVJ pickups
    Cliff Gallup Duo Jet
    Billy Bo w Bigsby
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  17. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    My custom 5420, 53‘ Duo Jet, 55‘ Chet Atkins 6120.
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  18. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    For me :
    - G6119LH (I already have it :cool:)
    - G6196TLH Country Club in Cadillac Green
    - a G6128TLH Jet in a flashy sparkle finish

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  19. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    These three. My green sparkle jet, my black panther and my 6120ssugr

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  20. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    And none of them are blues