Fantasy Gretsch

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

  1. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    . I did pick up a double cut duo-jet t'other week, wasn't really quite what I thought it was gonna be. But, however I did like the G6131T62 Vintage select.. although there was a 2 grand difference between the two. Or was that what you were referring to? :)
     
  2. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Everyone likes the double cuts! Not being one to make a sweeping generalization.
    But yes, a foxy combo indeed!
     
  3. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    ..and that track like totally rocks.
     
  4. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    You know what? I'm starting to think some of my designs might be a touch over the top? :D


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  5. echoplex

    echoplex Electromatic

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    Apr 11, 2012
    ny
    I admit I had aesthetic objections to double cuts until I started playing one. I don't spend a ton of time on the upper frets, but a DC does make the occasional excursions much easier...
     
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  6. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Totally agree, there is a certain amount of contortion involved anything above the 12th fret on a single!
     
  7. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I think this is the 2nd version of the copper triple jet, which has an actual copper top. The 1st was copper paint and apparently got ugly/worn fast. Not sure if just the top was replaced or if it's another guitar.

    I like his green machine even better. Double cut anni junior with 3 filtertrons!
     
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  8. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Yeah man those triple-jets are really stunning.. you probably know this already, but this dude was the maker:
    https://parsonscalifornia.com/pages/past-creations

    and it was even on ebay earlier this year: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Gretsch-Parsons-Rare-Guitar-Copper-Triple-Jet-/263124931434

    But yeah the green machine is sweet.. and also, the blue randy.
    He's a lucky bugger 'ol Jack White, gets some nice gear that lad.
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  9. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

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    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    I keep trying to build my fantasy Gretsch
     

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  10. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    You made all of those?!
    Great work there man...and i love this: That's completely awesome.
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    Those are all interesting designs.
     
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  11. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Compare the Broadway Jade Penguin, the DCM Jet and the one of Jack with other double cuts and you will see, that most of them lack the nice short neck joint compared to these three. The Vintage Select is a good example. It has the same long neck joint as a single cut ... what a nonsense in design :(
     
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  12. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    An experiment with some synthetic snakeskin.. kinda interesting.
    Looks like somethin' out of dusk till dawn.

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  13. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    So.. been up all night keeping Whit company as she finishes off an enormous photo project. I was gonna go to sleep, but thought sod it.. I'll build another guitar!
    Here's an Astro Jet custom.
    Managed to find some excellent blueprints from https://www.gitarrebassbau.de/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6&start=0 Gretsch_AstroJet-1.jpg


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  14. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I built what I thought my ultimate Gretsch would be. Solid mahogany with a bound ebony board, master volume, powertrons and a cut down Bigsby. I thought it came out pretty cool, pity I had to sell it.

    You just can't beat these when it comes to upper fret access.

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  15. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    That. Is gorgeous.
    No i can see that man, talk about access all areas!
    That body shape is a fair bit different from the astro jet, did you design it? It looks like a sanded down version..very cool.
    I kinda borrowed the idea of the engraved pickguard from your guitar during that last 3d effort :D
     
  16. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    If you look at the rack behind it, you’ll see the original 1965 Gretsch Corvette that it’s based upon.
    Corvette is still available today, albeit a Chinese version.
     
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  17. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Oh yeah, I see it.
    Nice!
     
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  18. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Art Deco reverb pedal..
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  19. Ando

    Ando Synchromatic

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    Aug 7, 2013
    Seoul
    Not like I need another Jet (I'd rather refin my trusty old G6129T if necessary), but it would be lovely if humble but nonetheless charming specs as found on Nalle Colt's Jet like a Vintage White finish and black guard/rings could at least be a part of a special run...would add a nickel armrest while at it!

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  20. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Hrmmm...
    That might be worth a 3d build!
    Nice spec idea.
     
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