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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by RocknRollShakeUp, May 13, 2019 at 8:09 PM.
The color is lovely
I think it’s a nice touch possibly inspired by ‘50s builds when it was common to use Brazilian rosewood. Cites is not much of a consideration since this one will disappear into a collection/storage room.
Get some Polystrippa, clean that up - then spray it black!
Well, I bought a 1962 Annie with Brazilian Rosewood from the USA...had no problems with Customs over here in Germany, the seller had a Cites Certificate...
Its pretty, but the headstock doesn't match the body, its relic-ed, and has Dynasonics. I'd say nay.
I do like the colour, but not in this two tone scheme.
Good Points. Yeah this has collection room guitar written all over it...out of everything about it this dissuades me the most in a way..well that and the price.
Well my heavy gigging days are over and the chances of me gigging it overseas, if I buy it, are nil!
But that begs the question, do you have to have a CITES certification when you gig a BR overseas?
I could just overspray right over it like the Fender custom colors were done!
Good to know!
This is what a part of my brain is telling me I definitely need to clarify what kind of DynaSonics it has. If they are Factory Gretsch, than Nay for me too, but I suspect they are SD’s. Also all the CS Duo Jets I’ve found thus far are relic’ed. I like the light relics, but not the heavy ones.
Well the big day is here.
We’ll see how I like it. Most importantly, I’ll finally get to play a CS Gretsch.
Of course another option is to order one which risks getting an expensive dud, and waiting 6 months, but it would be cheaper as I’d option it, and it would be exactly how I want it.
Many thanks for all of the input my Gretsch Friends, it has helped clarify my swirling thoughts
Is that colour called "dark man-salmon"?
I think it looks good but not something I’d buy. Priced too high in my opinion as well as others. We are all in different financial standings and you could be loaded for all I know. If so and you dig it, all the power too you. Either way, enjoy the play with it today!
Unless you absolutely love, it might be cool to get a CS exactly how you want. My only thing is I’ve became more selective with neck shapes lately. You might not know exactly how a CS neck would feel until afterwards.
It does make me wonder as I’ve heard guitars sometimes sell 1/3 off MSRP. Does that apply to Custom Shops as well?
Well it does come with a bitchin’ man satchel!
Good advice. And regarding MSRP, I’m about to find out! I can tell you that another shop quoted me a price almost $600 off a CS that had an MSRP of a bit over 5K so nowhere 1/3 off, but I think there is room to maneuver a bit.
I’m actually leaning toward Nay, unless it totally blows me away. We shall see!
I like the look. My only advice: if you have to think about it, then it's worth asking whether you love it enough to buy it--especially since this colour might be harder to sell if you have second thoughts down the line. If it were me, I wouldn't spend CS money on a guitar that I didn't madly love.
I totally agree, great advice.