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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Merc, Dec 13, 2019.
A 2.25” G5420 is a great idea.
center block kills it for me, thats a gibson thing not a gretsch thing. I get it of course, gretsch wants the gibson guys but..ehhhh.
I haven’t heard them and have no reason to think they sound bad. But my understanding is that they are PAF-sized, making replacing themselves with regular TVJ Filter’Trons more complicated, and I prefer the look of standard Filter’Trons to their PAF-mount replacements.
What’s weird is his main Falcon isn’t a center block so I was surprised to hear his signature Falcon was, but that’s what he said.
More products with Dynasonic/T Armond & P90s please!
Exactly. I've been lusting after your blueburst Junior for years!
The good thing about being retired is that all the new stuff coming out doesn't drive me nuts anymore! Lol
I just enjoy seeing what the latest Gretsch offerings are and smile. No danger of anything coming home.
Now if today's stuff was offered a few years back, the VS '59 DuoJet and black SS 6120 would be at home and getting played.
I'm a lush for those Gretsch Vintage V necks and Filters.
I'm lucky and now just enjoy and tweek the sweethearts that I have.
New DC Penguin with an ice blue metal flake top! Single coils, Hilo’s preferably or T-Armonds, nice Bigsby butter knife, not a tension bar one, mud switch, and a swimming pool route! Silver binding, silver appointments, open gear tuners jewel knobs. One of those tweed type cases, with a deep royal blue lining. Other than that I haven’t put much thought into it. ⛄️☃️
That might be easy to say when you have a very beautiful (and unique) Quilt top!
Well, it does help and thanks for the compliment.
More silver and less gold.
What they said.
What I with they’d release but know they won’t:
A 2.5” deep 6120 with a raised neck and that Torque Transfer Bracing that Grez uses in their acoustic guitars (as in, let the entire top vibrate and leave it up to me to deal with feedback). A single treble bleed volume control on the lower bout, a pickup selector and a tone switch on the upper bout (no individual pickup volumes), all the nice wiring and pots and selectors and jack, etc., a jack plate. A soft V neck with a 9.5” ebony fingerboard and rolled edges. Stainless steel 6105 frets. A bone nut (the Tusq ones seem fine though). Locking tuners. Thin top. Thin paint. Strap locks. Titanium serpentune Tru-Arc bridge. Bigsby with a soft spring. TV Jones Ray Butts pickups. Chrome hardware. And flat wound 11’s.
Edit: Maybe a 9.5”-12” compound? I’ve yet to try one.
I'd love to see some some sunburst or natural color options in the Pro line, specifically the Country Club. Also, as others have said, more dyna options.
Richard who?? Amazed that FMIC can't see the potential of a Neil Young signature Falcon, not to mention the universal name recognition compared to Richard whats-his-face. (No disrespect to Mr. Fortus, as I'm sure he's a wonderful guitarist.)
Perhaps Mr. Young isn't interested in a signature guitar. He has plenty of money and maybe his ego is satisfied. He never did one for Gibson, I dont think, and his Les Paul is better known and would be easier to sell than a stereo falcon.
Of course... that's very possible. (especially knowing Neil's views on everything corporate)
I would like a line of workhorse Gretsch guitars in the $1599 price point. A step above Electromatics but a little less expensive than the pro line but still a pro level model.
I’m not saying I know what this means in terms of what specs these would entail. But you know you can find a strat at $699,$1199,1899, etc.
And don’t get me wrong - I think the Electromatics are really good guitars. Almost bought one that I had on loan for several months but found a deal on a Setzer.
An Electromatic Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird!
I remember this one coming up numerous times in the past. I wish Gretsch would take notice.