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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Fjrabon, Apr 19, 2017.
No cop out with the obvious "it's something in between"
Telly anyways. But interesting.
I guess it would play, sound and feel like a Gretsch. Only the body shape says tele.
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I don't care how elaborate the decoration is. A Christmas tree is still a christmas tree.
Neither....Cabronita, but to answer your question:Tele
Bigsbys, Filters, Dynas, or TVJs of any variety does not make a non-Gretsch a Gretsch...just the same as 57 Classics in a Duo Jet does not make it a LP
With that said....I Love Cabronitas. They are Teles with more meat and chime
.........either way , not for me
Gretsch. Gretsch pickguard, knob arrangement, hump fretmarkers, strap knobs, knob style, bridge, bigsby.
It's a Cab. Cabronita's are Teles in my eyes.
Since Gretsch never made a Tele shaped guitar, it can't be a Gretsch. It's a Tele with Gretsch parts, aka a Cabronita. I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers.
To complicate matters further it's made by a guy at Fender custom shop who also makes custom Gretsches as well.
I guess we could call it a cabronita, but I've always viewed cabronitas as a subset of telecasters. To me, calling it a cabronita is calling it a telecaster. Doesn't make sense to me that a 72 thinline is a telecaster but a cabronita isn't.
It's the only non-center block Tele I've ever seen as well. With a gretsch bridge
That's not a Gretsch, and it's not even a Cabronita. A Cabronita is a stripped down Telecaster with Filtertrons. This is MUCH more than that. It is in fact, a wolf in sheeps clothing. Or is it a sheep in wolf's clothing?
Whatever it is, it hurts my eyes AND fills my heart with lust. I'm confused.
When I first saw it I thought "my god that's awful." I've gone through many steps and am now at "okay, what could I sell if, just hypothetically, I wanted to buy it."
They're called white chickens, btw.
........I feel dizzy........
And you know........I can grow really good sideburns. Like, Elvis '56 all day long. Surely somewhere there has to be a sideburn donation center where you can sell your sideburns to the less fortunate?
It says Fender on the pick guard. Didn't they make the first tele?
Also funny to me that under that white paint there's high grade flame maple (spruce top).
IMHO it's a tele with gretsch features but still a tele... Am I the only one that thinks it would feel somehow wrong when playing it?
It's a monstrosity. ...I want one.
Beautiful wood underneath. Why cover it with paint?