Cadillac tailpiece

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Parttime, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    391
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    Anyone know where you can get one of these that doesn’t cost your first born?

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    Looking for one in chrome
     
  2. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Do they even come in chrome?
     
  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Which one, Falcon or Penguin length?
     
  4. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    391
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    Falcon. I’m putting it on a jumbo rancher
     
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I hope you’re patient. The longer ones seem more difficult to find.
     
  7. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    391
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
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  8. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    499
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Unfortunately that’s actually a pretty good deal for one of those. When I was looking for one the only ones I found were over a thousand bucks
     
  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I completely understand. I was looking for a used one for a long time but have given up. If it happens it happens. If not, I won’t have wasted my time.
     
  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Wow, that is just...ridiculous. :eek:
     
  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Yes, it was just to show the chrome version.
    It sold? Glad to help haha!
     
  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    It’s sort of funny, I had been eyeing that ebay one for a potential sparkle jet conversion at some point. If I can only patiently wait to find the right candidate. Of course it would go great on the Ltd smoke Penguin from NAMM this year. Perhaps I can make that happen with some luck.

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  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I agree. A Penguin just doesn't look like a Penguin if it doesn't have a Cadillac tail piece.
     
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  15. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
  16. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    I understand why the vintage examples of the Cadillac tailpiece are priced ridiculously high, but I had no idea the repro versions are so pricey. I acquired a gold Falcon style a couple years ago, and don't even recall what I paid for it (so it couldn't have been much). I put it on a vintage '54 Streamliner project guitar before selling the entire guitar for less than $1000. I guess I should have held onto it!

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  17. Sean McILwaine

    Sean McILwaine Synchromatic

    734
    Dec 26, 2012
    London UK
    Great looking guitar and you made someone very happy. :)
     
  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Would a Penguin caddy look out of place on a 16” bout hollow body?
     
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