Gretsch Custom Shop at NAMM 2020

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Buckyboy, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Electromatic

    Here is a link to everything that the Custom Shop apparently brought to NAMM if folks have not seen this yet. It pains me to say, but I think the Custom Shop guitars that Stephen Stern posts on Instagram are almost always nicer than what they bring to NAMM. The NAMM stuff usually just is not generally the type of stuff I like. Maybe the problem is that I just do not like the relic thing.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/17aaetU3IhGBXm0fite-JnvBRgXZBRHaq?usp=sharing
     
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  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    The quilted purple 6120 Jr looks pretty good to me! Thanks for posting the pics!
     
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  3. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I’m not generally a relic guy either but those are some stunning custom guitars!
    Gold sunburst over serape...Lol!
    That’s playable art is what!
     
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  4. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Gretschie

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    Crockett, Texas
    Wish I could see them- all I get is the file names, and nothing when I click on it.:(

    Wait, there it goes. I see what you mean on the relics- those look like they drug 'em behind the truck on the way to the show. AND, a double- neck Billy Bo, but no Electromatic version someone can actually afford? Might have to sell my Gretsches and get a nice Mockingbird.
     
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  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    That relic’d P90 Jet with the B5 is dope!
     
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  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    239
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    +1 here, the roadrunner is really cool.

    I like the purple 6120, the wallnut and green penguins and the spruce top falcon and 6120 (interesting to see it with a Cadillac tail piece).
     
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Good golly, there are some very luscious Gretsch’s on that display. Not crazy Wild but I dig both the green and Walnut Penguins. The spruce top on the hollow bodies are cool. As is the purple quilt top. Nice to see a Cateyes one. But I wish the eyes were more similar in size and location as the original on the 6117 (if I remember the model correctly).

    Thanks for posting! I saw a video last year where Stephen Stern talked about the NAMM guitars and giving a few of his Craftsman the freedom to create whatever they wanted for one guitar each. It’s likely the same thing with a couple of these. Even if a few are not my taste, I enjoy looking at them and it’s got to be a super cool honor for them.

    Relics don’t bother me if done right. I’ll likely never buy one but kudos for those that do and love them.
     
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  8. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

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    Jul 30, 2008
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    It's google Drive folder-- you have to double click on the pic links, not single-click.
     
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  9. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Gretschie

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    The purple quilt- top 6120 with the gold hardware is THE ONE!
     
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  10. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    The Roadrunner hollow jet wakes me up !
     
  11. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    +1 for the relic "hell pink" Billy Bo bass. Yeah baby!

    Thanks BuckyBoy for the photos :)
     
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  12. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I know. Its giving me ideas for a new Electro jet mod project. Of course mine will cost like $400.00 bux to build;)
     
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  13. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

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    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    That Purple 6120 is gorgeous :)
     
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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Mine cost me $260:p
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    And $115 of that was for the B5
     
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  15. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
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  16. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
  17. Jerry_arnett

    Jerry_arnett Electromatic

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    Apr 27, 2019
    Indiana
    Love the falcon and the 6120 both with spruce tops and rosewood back and sides I bet they sound really good unplugged
     
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  18. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
  19. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    That spruce top, natural finished Falcon grabs me.
     
  20. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I’m ok with light relic but the heavy stuff befuddles me.
     
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