Build Your Signature Model

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by drmilktruck, May 4, 2019.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I know we've done this before, but the June issue of The Guitar Magazine is all about artist signature models.


    So, what would be the specs of your signature model?

    It has to be based on models currently available on

    You can specify headstock, woods, fret markers, color, pickups, bridge, vibrato, knobs, strap buttons, binding, pick guard, bezels, etc...

    Only Gretsch or TV Jones pickups though.
    Last edited: May 4, 2019
  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    This one is pretty easy :D

    Corvette, made in USA, ebony fretboard, TV Jones powertrons, cut down Bigsby, master volume.... oh wait...

  3. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    I‘m not able to build a Gretsch signature model since I‘ve got mine already :cool: but it‘s not a Gretsch :p
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  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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  5. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    3ABE109A-8BCE-459A-95EC-F33E9BEA0A58.jpeg This isn’t far from the mark...if it had T-Armonds
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  6. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    Mine is simple:
    Duffy Falcon with Dynasonics, standard bigsby handle ,bone nut and rocking bar bridge
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  7. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    The Eddie Cochran Signature Edition does it for me!:
    Eddie .jpg darker.jpg
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  8. G5422T

    G5422T Synchromatic

    May 24, 2012
    20190114_121535.jpg 20190329_155449.jpg Pretty much have mine. Only addition would be TV's Ray Butts Filtertrons.

    Already have added the DE arm, Callaham string through Bigsby bar, Reverend soft spring, screwed down Bigs, and no pickguard.
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  9. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    The top on that is stellar!
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  10. G5422T

    G5422T Synchromatic

    May 24, 2012
    Thanks. When I spotted this one, I said "feet don't fail me now", grabbed it, and home it came.
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  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    The 55 6120 VS is perfect for me,the Cochran a close second,but i'm a boring old traditionalist .

    Always dreamt of owning a vintage 1955 6120,it'll never happen now though cause i don't have that kind of disposable cash lying around these days.

    The reissues are fine by me.
    Wouldn't mind a Custom Shop 55 6120 though,but there is that cash flow problem again.
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  12. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Supposing a hcsterg signature guitar (HaHaHa ! :rolleyes:;)) :

    - At first, she would be available in lefty in all color and finishes options !

    Otherwise, the mains features :

    - She would be based on the G5620 : thinline, single cut, center block, Cat's Eyes.
    - Balsa or Chromyte center block (to lighten the instrument).
    - Narrow headstock à la Jet, to avoid binding at the nut.
    - Old-style script Gretsch logo.
    - Non-locking Grover 18:1 mid-size tuners, or Gotoh SG381.
    - TUSQ-XL PQL-6060-L0 nut.
    - Jumbo 2.7 x 1.20mm frets
    - B7LH with bearings front roller and super squishy spring.
    - ABM or Göldo roller bridge, or Tru-Arc Serpentune bridge.
    - Master Volume, Master Tone, PU selector, possibly Tone Switch (close to the pots).
    - Pickups with connectors, offering HS FT, BT BT, DC SHT pickup sets.
    - Oval jack plate and matching thinline Gretsch TKL case (yes, @thunder58 ;)).
    - Chrome hardware (Gold hardware available).
    - Big, non-Gretsch, non-locking strap buttons.

    Plus some other details concerning bindings, etc... To be studied.

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  13. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Right off the rack for me please.

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  14. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    What E-man said :)
    I'd add on Sperzel locking tuners, a few different colour options and I'd prefer MIJ please.
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  15. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    Blonde single cut thin bodied semi hollow, 16”body width.
    24.75 scale.
    22 frets.
    Light flame top and back.
    Ebony board and headstock veneer w Simple gold G Brand inlay to match the G on the Cadillac tailpiece. Gold hardware.
    6120 style headstock.
    Thumbnail inlay.
    Black binding, pick guard, and pickup surrounds.
    Compton chambered brass bridge.
    TV Classics.
    Standard Gretsch wiring.
    You can put my name on the truss rod cover.
    Last edited: May 4, 2019
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  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Would be a single pu (bridge) TVJ Power-Tron. White Falcon. Trestle braced, ebony fretboard with the feather inlays. Vertical headstock Gretsch inlay. Bigsby. One volume control, no Tonecontrol or mudswitch. Gold Hardware. Narrow u-shaped neck. No relic but shiny nitro finish.
    Last edited: May 5, 2019
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  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    BODY: Double cutaway Falcon Junior 2” deep body

    BINDING: Ebony

    HEADSTOCK: Vertical Logo Falcon

    NECK: Slim C shape

    FRETBOARD: Ebony with Zero-fret and Falcon engraved fret-markers

    TUNERS: Grover Imperials

    PICKUPS: TVJ Duo-Trons

    BRIDGE: Tru-Arc SerpenTune Titanium


    COLOR: Smoke Gray/Violet combo

    HARDWARE: All Chrome

    CONTROLS: Hot Rod wiring

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  18. Likeabrave

    Likeabrave Synchromatic

    Feb 11, 2010
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    This guitar in light relic ivory/white (headstock, too) , pearl pickguard, a supertron cover on the neck pup, and aged nickel hardware.
  19. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    6122 double cut junior body, hollow
    Matching headstock slightly narrower than usual, towards jet size
    Zero fret
    Jumbo stainless steel frets
    3 pickups, not sure which, but some mix if TVJs
    B3C bigsby with Chet arm
    Lots of binding
    Ebony fretboard
    Soft V neck(?)
    Locking tuners, not picky
    Floating bridge, Compton titanium hollow
    Ideally 7lbs, maybe a little more for 3rd pickup

    If I make it another year or two without buying a guitar, I just might order this.
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