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How old are you?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rockinforJesus, Aug 9, 2017.

What's your age group?

  1. 25, or below

    6 vote(s)
  2. 26-29

    3 vote(s)
  3. 30-39

    10 vote(s)
  4. 40-49

    38 vote(s)
  5. 50-59

    44 vote(s)
  6. 60-69

    36 vote(s)
  7. 70, or older

    11 vote(s)
  1. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    Congrats - nearly missed that. Happy birthday to the goto Beatles guy
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  2. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Synchromatic

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    I remember that day well. Weather was crap... up North at least. The other thing I remember about that summer was Kenny Dalglish signing for Liverpool - 40 years today, as it happens - and Virginia Wade and Bjorn Borg winning Wimbledon.
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  3. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    I apologise if my countryman is confusing y'all
  4. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    Did somebody mention Kenny Dalglish? Gretsch-Talk finally hits the jackpot
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  5. Mal Belford

    Mal Belford Gretschie

    Apr 4, 2016
    Me...i turn 48 tomorrow....11 Aug...

    Geez time shure flies....wasnt long ago i were 20......
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  6. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Synchromatic

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    The b side of one of the first singles I bought mentions 'King Kenny'. Ironically, a few years later I became friends with the guitarist who wrote it - TV Stars by The Skids.
  7. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    I will look that up, it doesn't mention stevie heighway on the wing by any chance? I guess that's too much to ask
  8. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Synchromatic

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    No, it's not that one.

    Dya remember 'Into The Valley' - was used in the Halfords ad recently? TV Stars was the b side -

  9. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    I'll be 57 in November
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  10. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    I'm 51 years young!
    Got my first Gretsch 3 years ago after wanting one for years but never thought I'd afford it!
    Had 3 more since ;) sold one...
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  11. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Thanks for the b-day wishes. :)

    But you really flatter me. Maybe I'm the goto guy for the Gretsch G6122 w/VOX AC30 '63 "She Loves You" sound. :D
  12. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    In October I shall be 70. Last year when I was 68/69 I purchased 15 Gretsches to go with the white falcon I had.
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  13. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    46 until the end of October.

    Got my first real guitar when i was 10 ,got my first bass when i was 15,got my first Gretsch when i was 17.
    I've bought a few more since then though, the last time i sold a guitar was 14 years ago!
    I should sell a few more ,but ,well,ya know how that goes....:oops:
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  14. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Gretschie

    May 20, 2016
    Nice to meet you.
    That old sqeeze box has been fondly recalled every time I have to transpose a song. Most non-accordian players don't realize that the left hand buttons where organized in the circle of 4ths / 5ths. Apart from learning to read music that has been the single most useful thing I learnt and will never forget it.
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  15. guto

    guto Electromatic

    Oct 24, 2011
    54 here..
    Bought my first gtretsch in 2011, as they were preatty rare down here.
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  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    51 but feeling like 91.
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  17. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Wow, so far 75% of us are between 40 and 70. Makes you wonder what the numbers would be if this were a Strat or pointy guitar site. Looks like this poll confirms that Gretches appeal more to older folks.
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  18. MatchlessMan

    MatchlessMan Country Gent

    Nov 29, 2010
    Swindon UK
    I'm in the modal demographic group, so I must be in the right place.
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  19. Axeman

    Axeman Gretschie

    Apr 25, 2014

    5 Gretsches and counting...
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  20. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    I bought my Gretsch when I was...about...22 or so.
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