Faux Gretsch?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Seamus, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Email sent .... oh the anticipation :D
     
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  2. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Guns and arrows, in the modern age, were preFMIC. The tuners on this look like Sta-tites and preFMIC tuners were G brand asian.
     
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  3. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    You're just trying to give us something new to look forward to since Tony's guitar finally arrived, aren't you???
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I sent an email about 4 hours ago .... nothing yet ( came off the road to check for you guys ..... back to work for now )
     
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  5. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

    807
    Feb 25, 2011
    New England
    Could be that's your answer! No reply = fake.

    Although I never cease to be amazed at the non-responsiveness of Craiglist sellers.
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    ...... and you know darn well I asked if it came with a case :p But I must say that ever since I bought my G5422G-12 FSR 12 string in natural / blonde ... the natural / blonde color on a Gretsch is very appealing to me . Just something about it ... classy look IMO
     
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Looks like Gibson volume / tone knobs to me too
     
  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    How about a jack plate?
     
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  9. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    My guess is it's a salvage job. Have a hard time believing it's a fake. So many aspects look right that I don't know why someone would make a fake of a guitar that never really existed.
     
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Oh I will ask if he ever gets back to me
     
  11. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Why a tension bar bigs on a 6120 body? What about those tuners? The f-holes look strange too. On a closer look even the body shaping looks odd, you can also feel the superthick polyacryl coat even from those pics and why should there be a Gretsch prototype with Humbuckers? That thing is fake for sure and darn ugly.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  12. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Almost 12 noon on Tuesday and still no reply ..........................
     
  13. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    184
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    That’s disappointing. I was so looking forward to more input on this. I guess a highly experienced Gretsch prototype collector must have bought it already
     
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  14. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

    807
    Feb 25, 2011
    New England
    Ha!! Yes, I think it's likely that the ghost of Fred Gretsch dropped by to place his signature by the F-hole (not sure if you guys know this, but they named F-holes after Fred), then spirited it away to his shelf full of other, er, prototypes.
     
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  15. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Well , sorry guys , no email as of yet ( 8:40pm ET ) I'm disappointed too
     
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