A Very Unique Custom Penguin!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Flouswa, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    I was poking around a bit on Sweetwater and of course, I ended up in the Gretsch section. Came across this interesting little bird! If 55 of us chipped in $100 each, we could go together and buy it and then each person gets it for a month. I don't recall seeing any custom shop Gretsch's on their website before, at least none in the two years I've been looking. Anyone else ever see one on the Sweetwater site?

  2. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Synchromatic

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Sounds like a plan! Beautiful guitar!
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  3. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    Who gets it after the 55 months?
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  4. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    That's pretty cool. I'm not sure it looks and feels like a Penguin to my eyes, but I think I could get really used to it.
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  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    I'll be nice. Yep, it's special alrighty.
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  6. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Wow I love it! I wish they had a clip of it!
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  7. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    We just start the cycle again!
  8. TimH

    TimH Electromatic

    Feb 3, 2018
    meh....leave fancy woods to PRS. What's a Penguin without sparkle binding?
  9. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Yes to fancy wood a Penguin can have it but the binding does need more boom. Abalone would have been nice!
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020
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  10. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    There is a lot to like on that guitar but it just does not hang together for me with the curved inlays on the top.

    So, sorry, I’m outta da group buy:D
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  11. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I would have rather seen those inlays cut close to the shapes engraved on them and that shape inlaid instead of humpblocks. I don't generally like those either.
  12. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Love Penguins. Not feeling this one though
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  13. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Penguins usually don’t do anything for me. I understand why people like them, but they’re not for me.

    But this one is really really cool.

    For the record, I’m really fond of real penguins. Cute, waddling tuxedo wearing critters that they are.
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  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    This is not something made for me.
    That`s not what a Penguin is supposed to look, imho.
    A Gretsch Penguin means BLING in my book.
    This one looks like an intarsia school project (albeit done by a pro).
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  15. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    I couldn't agree more, Adorable
  16. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    I have to admit, when I first looked at it, my thought was that it looked like the floor of a gymnasium--you know with the markings for the basketball court? It has kind of grown on me though, just because it's so different.
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  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    This one isn't for me.

    I like the regular 55 white Penguin with Dynas and Caddy tail,never really liked the arm rest on them though.
  18. Junior94

    Junior94 Gretschie

    Jul 29, 2017
    $100 out of 55, or 36 people make one of the monthly payment of $153. Anyways don't count me, but count me on the fence
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  19. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I'd play that in a heartbeat!
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  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I love the idea to build up racing stripes from wood, I just don’t get the frivolous curves. Cheapens the whole look for me. Guess I’m out too. ;)
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