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Chet and Gretsch. Was it destined to be?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Ricochet, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
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  2. dlew919

    dlew919 Gretschie

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Chet always sounded better through a gretsch. He sounded fantastic through a Gibson. But those 'strange sounding pickups' as he described them really got him cooking. JMHO.

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  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Then Eddie Cochran and Duane would have had to shoulder the whole promotion thing on their own.
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  4. sixtyonetwentyguy

    sixtyonetwentyguy Electromatic

    Jul 3, 2017
    Lol ...and all these years I thought it was because Gibson wasn't interested in endorsing him.
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    They wished...:)
  6. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Gretschie

    May 20, 2016
    I don't know whether it was destined to be.
    But seriously, would any of us be here discussing this brand if Chet hadn't chosen to play Gretsch?
    Chet was the major influence on George Harrison's choice of guitar and without that dual endorsement this brand wouldn't be here now.
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    What if? A game that can be played all day.

    Chet and Duane played Gibsons for awhile as well, and George played all kinds of guitars. I'm just glad they all settled on Gretsch and gave us all some great music.
  8. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    With all due respect to Chet, it was George playing a Gretsch Country Gentleman on The Ed Sullivan Show that
    created an unprecedented demand for Gretsch guitars.

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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    Ahem! A Chet Atkins Country Gentleman, lets call it by its full name.
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  10. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Speaking of Chet and The Gretsch Country Gentleman:

  11. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    short answer is YES :)
  12. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Interesting questions.

    I enjoyed the article, thanks for sharing it.
  13. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

    Mar 5, 2015
    Sydney, NSW
    Great article - it'll probably be about as close as I ever get to seeing them for real.