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5 New Gretsch Models

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Jayded, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Sweetwater's video of Gretsch at Summer NAMM 2017:



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  2. DavidLee

    DavidLee Synchromatic

    556
    Oct 11, 2014
    Des Moines
    That blue one has my name on it :eek:
     
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looks like some usefull additions overall but that CAR Electromatic knocks it out of the park for me.
     
  4. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

    225
    Mar 5, 2015
    Sydney, NSW
    I like the Country Gentleman - must not look. :)
     
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  5. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    For me the blue Annie is the most stunning news, at least regarding the looks.
     
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  6. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Jet's weight seems to vary alot, best to try first. Ive got an old model and lots of guys complain about them being heavy, mine is just right imo.
     
  7. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    It's not clear to me if the Fairlane blue Jet is blue all over, or just a blue top on black sides/back?

    I'm wondering too if the Penguin parlor model might experience the headstock diving, with that Falcon/Penguin headstock?
     
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    When I tried a Penguin parlor I thought it was neck heavy, but others have said it's ok.

    It's blue all over!

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    Take a closer look. If it were an Annie Jr, I'd be slayed.


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  9. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Thanks Jim... you're such an enabler! I'm blue with envy on this!
     
  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    You're welcome, Ed. One addict to another. Forever in Blueness!
     
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  11. fredberry

    fredberry Electromatic

    18
    Jan 17, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Are street prices on these new models available yet? I, too, am interested in the Fairlane Blue Jet (in spite of the tailpiece!).
     
  12. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I think 30% +/- off of MSRP is a good guideline.

    I think of this guy when I see your name, but you must be told that a lot (?)

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  13. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Gretschie

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    63
    214
    Feb 11, 2013
    Canada
    First thing I noticed was the chrome jack plate. When did they start putting those on?
     
  14. fredberry

    fredberry Electromatic

    18
    Jan 17, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Thanks for picking up on that. Not many know 'Reruns' real name so you are one of the first. There is a story involving me, my wife, the Academy Awards and Carol Berry, 'Reruns' widow and mother of Fred Berry Jr. I'll post that story along with a pic when I have a little more time.
     
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  15. fredberry

    fredberry Electromatic

    18
    Jan 17, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Carol Berry posted this pic (that I provided) of my wife holding an Oscar to her son's, i.e., Fred Berry Jr., website about 2 years ago. The following link (lengthy) provides the background on my connection with the Academy Awards show. On June 9, 2015 the Academy hosted my wife, our two grandkids and myself at which time I provided them the archive video they requested.

    BTW, the Oscar my wife is holding is the one that was presented by Steven Spielberg to George Lucas live from space via the space shuttle Atlantis during the show in 1992. The video of this event is on YouTube.

    http://www.aguitarforum.com/threads/rip-marty-pasetta.84619/


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  16. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    I did ;)

    Only critique from my side ... the black headstock doesn't fit the rest of the body design. For my taste it should be equal to pickguard and body backside. But that's a matter of personal taste.

    PS: No, the headstock should have the same color as the top ... yes, much better ;)
     
  17. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Note how none of the new models have the stupid mud switch, even with humbuckers. Gretsch is tacitly admitting it's a useless feature!
    (Ducking from the flames thrown my way!:D)
     
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  18. senojnad

    senojnad Gretschie

    Age:
    74
    408
    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    YES!!!! I saw that!!! I started doing my Snoopy Dance around my living room!!!!!
     
  19. It's getting hard to fight the blue ............
     
  20. I wonder how blue it is compared to my hotrod. The hot rod has a slight sparkle to it Don't think the Jett does.