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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Strain, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Strain

    Strain Electromatic

    Mar 12, 2018
    Central NY
    Hello everyone. My name is Steve and I'm a Gretsch-aholic, proud owner of:
    G6131T-62 Vintage Select '62 Jet Firebird, firebird red
    G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby, Orange Stain
    G5422G-12 Electromatic Hollow Body Double-Cut 12-String with Gold Hardware, Black
    G5135CVT Electromatic CVT with Bigsby, Rosewood Fingerboard, Cherry Stain.

    Like many before me, I played guitars when younger (classical, flamenco, and 12-string acoustic), lost my way (and my guitars) and quit playing for some decades, and jumped back in about a year ago. My return-to-playing guitar is my much-loved orange G5420T.

    I also have some non-Gretsch guitars hanging on the wall:
    Yamaha Grand Concert GC-30C
    Taylor 514ce-FM LTD 2015, Grand Auditorium
    Breedlove Solo Jumbo Fretless Bass CE
    Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Baritone, Black Gloss (Thor's Hammer).

    I was bit by the "build it yourself" bug recently. I mentor a 13 rear-old, he and I are building Telecaster "partscasters" (Fretwire kits with many upgrades) which led to me starting a Stratocaster project, too (most parts sourced from GuitarFetish).

    My Gretsch GAS continues to itch. I keep looking at the Electromatic Synchromatic, but I'm thinking my next guitar-build will be an arch-top hollow-body jazz-box.

    I'm a fan of the fine folk at Ithaca Guitar Works, our local Gretsch (and others) shop.

    All best, Steve
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  2. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Steve! Hint: we love to see pics here on G-T.
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  4. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk Steve!

    Looks like you've got a nice stable of guitars, so if you get some time, we'd love to see pics of them.
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  5. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
  6. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome Steve. Nice guitars.

    Sounds like some fun projects too.
  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome my fellow New Yawka . 12 string acoustic , now ya talkin'
  9. Ando

    Ando Synchromatic

    Aug 7, 2013
    You came to the right place!

    Great to hear you've rediscovered the guitar and have got some neato builds in the works.
  10. Strain

    Strain Electromatic

    Mar 12, 2018
    Central NY
    Thanks for welcome!

    Here's the wall o' guitars in my office. I really ought to take a better picture.

    Attached Files:

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  11. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Just a fine pic, beautiful wall decos. Welocome.
  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Steve!
  13. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Nice group of guitars. You run the whole range of your herd. Some for each type of music . Welcome to the club.
  14. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    Hey Man U came to the best place you could be ! Welcome to the forum!
  15. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Now that's an introduction. Welcome.
  16. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada