What's up people. Just joined up and intro'd myself in the appropriate place. Am on the hunt for my first Gretsch and am really liking the looks of this one on CL in Asheville, NC. https://asheville.craigslist.org/msg/d/fletcher-fs-ft-gretsch-g5127/6810481135.html I live just a hair east of Charlotte and this is a 2+ hour jaunt for me, but no problem as a trip up there would give me a good reason to visit an old friend and get some mountain air! I have emailed the seller and am awaiting an answer. Don't know much about this model other than I LOVE that particular color (I know it looks better in person) The looks and that price are what really attract me. Don't mind spending more if need be though. I have a MIJ '62 Tele Custom RI w/ bigsby and I know how to deal with most tuning issues. Anything in particular to this model or Gretsches in general regarding the Bigs I need to be aware of? My research shows that model has DeArmond pickups. Correct? What is the consensus on these pups? Are they single coils? I like good cleans and I like the twang! How are these with some dirt? Except for once years ago, (I believe TV Jones were in it) I've really only played models with the newer modern Fulltrons and BroadTrons. Really liked the Fulltrons! BroadTrons weren't bad though. What kind of reputation do these have. Not currently playing in a band. Last one was plagued with A.D.S. - 'alkie drummer syndrome'. But eventually it would be played out occassionally. Not looking for a case queen but a real player. When I play out it's your basic rock, blues, country (and hopefully a little rockabilly soon). When I play at home I practice a lot of Chet style finger picking, and even get a little jazzy from time to time. Thanks for any input. Cheers!