G6129T. NGD. Jet Blue Peal

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by pndawg, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. pndawg

    pndawg Electromatic

    6
    Dec 29, 2019
    Massachusetts
    What a cool unique guitar. I’m really surprised these aren’t more popular. I mean, Jet Players Edition. Then again I don’t know. I never really paid attention to Gretsch until recently and figured I’d go big with the Blue Pearl MIJ version. I had the Black 6228 for a few days, but felt the need for a Bigsby and different look. Also the nut on this is lower and overall plays better. Funny how each guitar is different even when they are are the same for the most part.

    How many of these Blue Pearls are out there? It seems like it’s a limited run. It sure makes a statement for sure. Heads turned when I took it to the desk at GC to buy it. My family didn’t think it was a good idea from pics, but then saw it in person and get it.

    This thing plays great with low action, very little relief. It’s like more U shaped 60 Les Paul. The frets are a really smooth too. It’s take getting used to the new classical inlay, but I love it though.

    The HS Filter’Trons aren’t PAF 57s, but that’s why I got it. I wanted something different than my LP and Strat that can still take high gain and excel at clean too of course. I have cranked it to gig level year, but that’s the real test.

    I put 9s on it and tuned down 1/2 step. That’s for my band, but not regular practice when not playing out. Either way the Bigsby is working pretty good. Doable at least. I’ll need to tune between songs if I use it. I took out the arm washer to keep it about 1.5” off the pick guard.

    I love the neck joint. It easily provides and extra fret access feel vs the LP and even the Modern / HP Les Pauls with the cut out. It’s cool how the Jet’s heel is contoured, but not a huge carve out that seems unnecessary in comparison.

    There is not a flaw on this thing and as much as I’ve to buy MIA I had to stray in this case.

    I don’t have any pics, but most have probably seen these and it’s not like wood that has variations in tops. Here the webpage regardless. https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear...ewood-fingerboard-light-blue-pearl/2402812827
     
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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Those are pretty guitars. Congrats on the new axe!
     
  3. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    994
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    That's a fabulous looking guitar - congratulations!
     
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  5. shreddykrugar

    shreddykrugar Gretschie

    Age:
    35
    275
    Apr 29, 2010
    So Cal
    They are extremely popular. Their bake had gone up over the last decade. You can find one for under $1500
     
  6. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Welcome and congrats in your adventure into the Gretsch world. I’ve got a G6228 with the same neck heel. You’re right on point with them. It looks like a very subtle thing but it’s very apparent when playing... just super comfortable. Enjoy the new axe!
     
  7. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    55
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
  8. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Congrats. These look so cool. If you're tuning down, you may consider 10s, which should also help the tuning stability.
     
  9. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Those are beautiful guitars, congretschulations!
     
  10. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Nice!

    I could definitely see me with one of those...congrats!!
     
  11. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    if I had the cash the only two things that would stop me are the tension bar Bigsby and the skinny headstock but the headstock I could learn to like the Bigsby not so much.
     
  12. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Beautiful guitar. If money were no object, I'd be tempted to get one to match my '50s Gretsch drum kit.

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  13. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    If you find that the Bigsby is throwing your guitar out of tune, chances are it's either the nut or the tension-roller on the Bigsby. Get the nut properly dressed and lubed, and if the problem persists, you can cure it by replacing the tension-roller with a Brick's BiggsFix.

    Enjoy that beautiful guitar!
     
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  14. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    There are older versions with the wood bridge bass and B3 bigsby.
     
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  15. Moleng1

    Moleng1 Synchromatic

    Age:
    62
    749
    Jul 5, 2014
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Love these drum skin finished Jets!!............ Has Gretsch ever done a hollow body with this stuff???

    Congrats on a beautiful new Jet!!
     
  16. Alanqa

    Alanqa Electromatic

    92
    Aug 22, 2019
    Lancashire UK
    My favourite Jet. One day!
     
  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Congrats
     
  18. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Yes!
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