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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Mjb11800, May 9, 2018.

  1. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
  2. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Have you still got your drawing? scan it in, letsavalook :)
     
  3. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Whoa, that's quite the collection! Beauties!
    Ohh I dunno, I didn't factor weight into it... it's only a 3d mockup, it doesn't actually exist in real life. Yet :)
     
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  4. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    47
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    My drawing is around somewhere but i have no way of scanning it,and now my camera has decided to die. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Yeah man, I think it would be. I don't have CS money right now, so I'll have to found out later...
     
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  6. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Aw man, sounds like you’re having a bad day!!
    Well..if you find it and a friend could take a photo with their phone, that would be cool :)
     
  7. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Lol yeah my ‘guitar fund’ is dwindling somewhat too!! Gonna have to stop buying them.
    But probably not :D
     
  8. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Ps, I’m really digging that white panther Doug.
    *starts searching on Reverb*
     
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  9. DougCraft

    DougCraft Electromatic

    48
    Apr 24, 2018
    Pensacola, Florida
    Rearrhhh! Thanks! It's a wonderful guitar.
     
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  10. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    No, thanks, I'll keep my Broadway Jade Penguin for the following reasons:

    1. The wood choice is ideal to get the tone I like ... mahogany body with a maple cap and neck.
    2. The double cut in combination with the short neck joint gives fantastic high fret access.

    The only critique is the slight head heaviness, when standing. When sitting it is nicely balanced.

    I think here the G6128T DCM Jet had an advantage due to the smaller heastock.

    Choosing a metal cap in my opinion is a bad idea from a tonal perspective ... and how do you avoid corrosion?
     
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  11. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    A metal cap would make zero difference tonally. No difference from having a metal pickguard as my Astro Jet does. It can be chrome plated or any number of coatings to avoid corrosion.

    p90astro.jpg p90astro2.jpg p90astro3.jpg
     
  12. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Now THAT is sweet. Beautiful metal work... and completely custom made for you I see. Very nice.
    Yep, aint nothing wrong with metal tops.. :D gretschxxxxxxxxxxx.jpg
     
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  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I made the pickguard, just outsourced the engraving :D
     
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  14. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Nice work man! Looks great :)
     
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  15. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Ok ... but the wrong Bigsby ... tension bar sucks ;)

    And the knob placement, though it looks great, might be suboptimal from an ergonomic perspective.
     
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  16. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    :D You have to admit, it’s pretty nice lookin' :D
    As soon as I saw it on this: I must admit... I kinda fell head over heals in love.
     
  17. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

    213
    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    ..with the guitar I hasten to add ;)
     
  18. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Yes ... nice song, btw. I didn't know, this guitar really exists and that Jack still plays it, as it seems:



    Fact is Gretsch urgently needs a nice double cut Jet in it's lineup like the discontinued DCM. The current retro crap with it's long neck joints sucks and ruins the double cut advantage.

    Sometimes I asked myself, what these designers are smoking.
     
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  19. echoplex

    echoplex Electromatic

    28
    Apr 11, 2012
    ny
    My dream Gretsch would be a double-cut Phoenix....
    with a Chet arm, compton bridge, Maggie or T-armond neck & Powertron bridge p/u's
     
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