From the Gretsch Custom Shop

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by dak55, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
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  2. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    Oct 10, 2018
    Now that is a beauty!
  3. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    I reminds me of when Gretsch did a car theme on a set of drums. It was cool at the time, and I knew a couple of guys that bought them. I also remember when they let them go. I think it's cool, but very much a small niche.

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  4. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I’m thinking this has got to be an early release pic of a Custom Shop Mastetbuilt Guitar for the upcoming NAMM show.
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Bit too much chrome car parts going on for me. It could be an optical illusion, but the body looks incredibly thin.
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  6. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    It's not often that a guitar makes my jaw drop but HOLY CR@P! I, too, instantly thought of the 57 Renown Drums. This guitar looks like a badass car. Look at the metal binding and the mirrored pickguard.
    Methinks this is, indeed, a NAMM showcase jobby. I wonder which dealer will claim it.

    As Greg Koch would say, this a machine of rock and roll depravity.

    Okay... after looking at the other pics of this guitar from other angles, I do have some personal issues... Not crazy about the red binding and red headstock and I was mistaken in my assumption that the whole binding was chrome. It's still a super cool Jet, but I'd prefer it be all blue. No doubt its going to make someone very happy.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    If you look closely scrolling though the pictures you’ll notice the sides are wrapped with black leather between the white. It say’s custom 59 Bonneville under the photo. I’m not too keen on the redish orange. But last year I know Sterns let two of his builders create their own guitars for the show. I’m thinking it’s the same thing for this guitar.

    It shows the builders skills for sure. A little too flashy for me with the chrome. Just give me any really good Japanese Jet and I’d be satisfied.

    Edited: Grammer. Sometimes I post too quickly without reading it a second time.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
  8. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Wow. Kinda reminds me if a Duesenberg.
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  9. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
  10. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Good lord thats a beauty
  11. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    In case anyone isn't aware of the 1959 Triumph Bonneville that inspired this, here it is:

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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    My first love was drums after seeing these 4 guys from Liverpool on Ed Sullivan back in '64 . I thought the drummer was the coolest guy I ever saw swinging his long hair from side to side playing the coolest instrument in the world . I remember when Gretsch came out with the Renown '57 model a few years ago . Very cool drums . Always wished it was the route I took sometimes . I often wondered what ever happened to those 4 guys from Liverpool too :rolleyes:
  13. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Very cool guitar . Love the whole style / look to it .
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  14. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    Well, half of them are dead....
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  15. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    LOL ......
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  16. Far To Many

    Far To Many Gretschie

    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    EXACTLY my first thought too.

    I was thinking Pontiac Bonneville, and trying to make the connection. It wasn't working. Now that bike on the other hand, now I see what they were going after.
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  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    That`s a beauty. Bikes and guitars go quite well together.
  18. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    Fun fact, Triumph and Pontiac had an agreement that allowed each other to use the Bonneville name as long as Pontiac didn't build motorcycles and Triumph didn't build cars with the name.
  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    My thoughts exactly. Looks like a Hofner Veri Thin from the side. Pretty blue though.
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  20. ponca

    ponca Gretschie

    Nov 27, 2017
    Yeah, I think so too. Pretty cool but based on last year's stuff, I'm really excited to see what Gonzalo Madrigal comes up with.
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