Gretsch Winter NAMM

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Merc, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    A 2.25” G5420 is a great idea.
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  2. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    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. :)
  3. xtcclassic

    xtcclassic Electromatic

    Jan 9, 2019
    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.
  4. xtcclassic

    xtcclassic Electromatic

    Jan 9, 2019

    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.
  5. CaseyJames

    CaseyJames Electromatic

    Jun 5, 2019
    East Lancashire, UK
    More products with Dynasonic/T Armond & P90s please!
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  6. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
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  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    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.
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  8. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    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. ⛄️☃️
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  9. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    That might be easy to say when you have a very beautiful (and unique) Quilt top!
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  10. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Well, it does help and thanks for the compliment.
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  11. Sean McILwaine

    Sean McILwaine Synchromatic

    Dec 26, 2012
    London UK
    More silver and less gold.
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  12. Mellowcat

    Mellowcat Electromatic

    Aug 22, 2013
    What they said.
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  13. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Electromatic

    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    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.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2019
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  14. southpaw185

    southpaw185 Electromatic

    Jul 13, 2017
    San Diego
    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.
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  15. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    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.)
  16. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    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.
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  17. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Of course... that's very possible. (especially knowing Neil's views on everything corporate)
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  18. Jrgtr

    Jrgtr Electromatic

    Dec 14, 2019
    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.
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  19. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    An Electromatic Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird!
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  20. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I remember this one coming up numerous times in the past. I wish Gretsch would take notice.
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