Family photo shoot

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rockinforJesus, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Synchromatic

    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    Ooo, thats purrty
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  2. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Synchromatic

    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    Wow, just wow man.
    Super awesome lineup there!
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Some great family photos here!
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  4. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Yes. When it was issued in Dec. 2014, that G5622TLH SRF GRN (S/N° : KS14123885) was reputedly :
    - the 1st Gretsch with 3 PUs
    - the 1st Gretsch being issued in Surf Green (rather a Surf Turquoise than Green IMHO)
    And to top this... Only a batch of 10 Lefties were built ! :eek:;)

    Indeed, it's not a value, but an oddity / rarity.


    Since then, many other Gretsch models have been issued in Surf Green or very close colors : A G5420, A G5445 (think member Bertotti's), and probably others... So you'd be able to find one, rockinforJesus !

    The G100 is not issued anymore. Mine is a 2008 IIRC. She was available in Natural and Sunburst. Now she's been replaced with the New-Yorker model G9555, which is Sunburst and available with or without Rhythm Chief DeArmond floating PU :


    This is called a "Monkey on a Stick" pickup : an electric attachment available for adding a removable "floating" pickup on an archtop guitar. DeArmond made very popular ones in the 40-50's. These are now costy, but reissues exists (see Gretsch New-Yorker G9555 above) :


    Of course, none of them existed in Lefty... So I had to built mine from a Japanese copy (Midland), and have the pickup unit rewound by Kent Armtrong in a nice sounding jazz humbucker.

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  5. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2019
    great collection of left handed Gretschs! Love the variety of colors, not like some guitar companies where you can get a left handed guitar in any color as long as it is in black!
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  6. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Yes. A beautiful family.
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  7. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
    We have an original on a Hofner
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  8. j_double_u

    j_double_u Electromatic


    Here's the main part of my family.

    - 5420 vintage Orange
    - Squire Tele Butterscotch
    - Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass Blonde

    All have been modified by myself.
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  9. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Tele fam.png The Tele side of the family... a couple of Fenders, and two James Trussart models.
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  10. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    Oct 10, 2018
    Intriguing Tele collection! Wow!
  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I really like the Trussarts, especially the top left one. Is that a metal body also? What pickups do they use?
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  12. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    The top left-side Trussart is a wood body with a metal cap. I believe these got bare-knuckle single-coil pickups, but I might be wrong on that. The other is all metal, and I bought it used... not sure what those pu are.
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  13. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Ive bought the jazzmaster and sold a couple of telecasters since my last post. I dont often have them all out at once.
  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Some great family shots! I've really enjoyed looking through this thread. Unfortunately, my "family" has already been packed away for the impending move next month. I only have 2 that have been left out for my enjoyment, so maybe once the move has been made, I will have a chance to participate.
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  15. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Great thread, lots of wonderful pics.
    As soon as we have a glimpse of sun -weather in Paris is currently terrible, seems like November-, I'll renew my family snapshot in order to have the streamliner with its new chrome knobs among the other ones. And I'll post here.
  16. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    Man, that's a lot of bricks!
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  17. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Here comes the family, with the slightly modded G2655T:

  18. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    Roped another one ehh? LMAO
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  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I’d need to get some new casting couches first. :)
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  20. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Synchromatic

    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    I love that 5620
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