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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by new6659, Jan 22, 2020.
Gorgeous - congrats! Sounds like you have a great wife...
Beautiful guitar . Congratulations ..... now let your wife buy some shoes ... or at least take her to a nice dinner
Congratulations on the wife and the guitar. Enjoy playing your new find.
Great story, incredible guitar and fabulous wife! Congrats on all, you are blessed.
Sweet pickup. I haven't been able to take my eyes off Jets lately. I NEED one bad!!!
This is right on the mark for ideas after that Gretsch.
Normally, this MIJ Double Jet would have shipped in a Deluxe Gretsch case with gold badging, five latches, and maroon interior. I do not recall ever seeing one ship in the flat top Standard Gretsch case.
I love unexpected ngd's,sadly i don't have them as frequently as i'd like too,the last one was 2009!
I'll check into that. The various websites indicate this model comes with a G6238 case. There is a G6238 FT flat top case (which it has) with a grey interior. It has five latches, "Gretsch" painted in gold on the top and was made by TKL. I'm thinking it might be what was used in 2016. I have the newer arched top case for my G6228FM Player edition Jet which has the maroon interior.
I have generally found the Gretsch cases with the painted gold lettering on top are their lower priced models. I have found the proline cases to have a plaque near the handle instead.
Actually I have both, there is very little difference in quality between them.
disclaimer, I certainly have not seen every Proline case.
Great guitar! Now we need to hear some vintage AC/DC! Much thanks to your wife for this acquisition!
Thanks for all the input, everyone. I've been playing the instrument for two days now and it is exactly as it should be. Maybe this weekend I'll plug it into a fender twin and a Marshall half-stack to hear it wail!
When I got my G6228 a while back it was a toss up between it (with the tone control curcuit) and a G6128-1959 vintage select which the G6128-1962 is very similar to (tone switch circuit). I feel very lucky to have both!
@radd recently posted a thread about nice looking guitars (he has a very beautiful Cadillac Green G6228). When I'm playing this one, I feel like I'm wearing a tuxedo. In this instance, that's a great thing!
The Gretsch Pro Series solid body guitars ship in the Deluxe arch-top 6238 case. That is the one with the gold metal badge at the handle and the maroon interior. This is the deluxe case for Gretsch solid body guitars. My G6128-1962 shipped in one of these.
The 6238FT (flat top) case, which you have, is the Standard Gretsch accessory case for the solid body Electromatics.
I’m not really a duo jet guy, but I would totally get up on this guitar!
Thanks for the info @BobbyMac. I've contacted the store and they're ordering the correct case for an exchange.
I was absolutely not a Jet guy, no way. After being on this forum long enough I got seduced.
Turns out to be nothing more than I already knew, as much as I love the looks of full bodied and thinline guitars I love playing solid body guitars the most. This includes my Fenders, Epi Les Paul and now Jets.
Of those solid bodies the Jets win for me in regards to stunning looks and wonderful playability.