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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by section2, Feb 13, 2020.
The four sweetest words:
Yesssss! And its the dream gretsch?
Ya got me beat, I just have a new set of locking staggered tuners for my strat arriving today....
Yessir! I never thought I'd own a pro line Gretsch, but I recently sold a vintage cymbal from my drum kit for a nice return, and I decided to turn the proceeds into a new guitar. The problem is that my dream guitar is a 6120 Jr, and they don't come along that often. The bigger problem is that my dream-of-all-dreams is a 6120 Jr with a blueburst finish, and only 13 of them were ever made. One of them belongs to our fellow forum member audept, and another to drmilktruck. I've been publicly drooling over their guitars for years now. I once wrote that if either of them decided to sell their blueburst Junior, I'd swim from Toronto to pick it up. I was only half-joking.
Well, imagine my surprise when the good doctor took me up on my offer. And he didn't even make me swim to Minnesota! I'm unreasonably excited about this guitar.
Here's the catch: my wife and I are in the middle of fulfilling our lifelong dream of traveling around the world with our kids. We're in Laos right now, which is most decidedly not where the guitar is. We're having the adventure of a lifetime, but I won't be laying eyes on the bluebird until I get home in April. As the great man sang, "the waiting is the hardest part." But I think this one will be worth it!
Great story. I’m sure it will be worth the wait.
As wonderful as your new guitar story is, I like the traveling around the world with your kids even more....You’re a lucky man.
Congrats to both of you for the deal!
May you have lots of good time with your dream fulfilled.
@drmilktruck : then you got tired of blue and are now longing to join the Red Guitar Club?
I'm a lucky man indeed. I certainly don't deserve the blessings I've been given, and I do my best not to forget it!
Good things happen to good people!
What is it?
Congrads and enjoy you trip
Congrats, that'll be a special New Gretsch Day from a few angles. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Congrats Paul on what I would consider a dream guitar also!! Let's hope it arrives as scheduled unlike the 2 White Falcon accessories I sent you on 12/4 that has shown "out for delivery" since 12/30.
Seems that you really have the time of your life. Congrats.
Keep on enjoying it in good health.
Congrats on the new guitar, and the great trip!
Looking forward to seeing the guitar (notes calendar to watch for pics ).
And safe travels sir!
Congrats! I’m looking forward to seeing it in April. I hope it’s not sitting on your doorstep that long.
Enjoy the family travels and stay safe. Keep an ear peeled for the Coronavirus area’s in the news that may be popping up. I just read this morning that now Vietnam is going to quarantine a village of 10,000 near Hanoi. Laos isn’t too far.
Hey, that's really funny because I have a Dream Guitar, too!
Congrats on your bluebird, and now put it out of your mind and have fun on your trip.
Oh, BTW, I hope you have someone getting it off your porch and into your house!
Laos is a great country and I love the Lao people. Luang Prabang is one of my favorite cities of all I have visited. So happy to see the 6120JRBS going to someone who will treasure it.
Congrats. But does that mean it sits in a box on your porch until April? Rain? Maybe someone can go get it for him.
Not to worry. Jim shipped it to my mom's place in Florida. My brother, who is a much better guitarist than I'll ever be, will bring it back to Toronto after he goes to visit her this winter. I've told him to enjoy it until I get home.