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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rockinforJesus, Aug 9, 2017.
Welcome to the forum, mydaughtersakeep!
"Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?"
In 1968, parental units surprised me with Rickenbacker 450-12 for my 15th birthday cause I loved the Byrds. Looking back, not the best for a beginner but I played the heck out of it, it accompanied me through a dozen or so apartments and spent some time in a few pawn shops - but I always picked it up. Still got it and it's in reasonably nice shape. Got my first Gretsch in 2012 and have added two more since. Need to pick up my game - some of you guys are terrific players....
I wouldn't put strat and "pointy" guitars in the same category.
Having spent time on Fender forums I can tell you that they are just as jealous of their heritage and traditional place as any Gretsch enthusiast.
And, mostly old guys as well.
I admire that you "lived" it... I grew up with Roxette's Join The Joyride. I sit in bed everynight and watch documentaries with my wife, all old school material... always thinking to myself "For us folks at least... what a time to be alive".
I wasn't trying to put them in the same category, I meant one or the other as opposed to one and the same. Lost in translation I guess.
I have happen to have a Strat, but this is the only guitar forum I've ever been a member of.
41. It's strange to think I've been chatting on a Gretsch discussion boards since I was in my early/mid 20s. The Internet is old as hell.
Forums dedicated to ONE model can get very repetitive. Places like Strat forums or TDPRI have useful information at times but how much can you say about just one guitar? At least with Gretsch you have the odd history of four different entities in charge of manufacture and the entire range of models.
What an honour it must have been to be friends with Stuart. Sadly missed.
I'll turn 61 in a couple of weeks. I'm a novice guitar player but have been playing bass since '78. Only guitar I have now is a Squier VM Jazzmaster but I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a G100CE, hence my lurking in this forum.
Before I turned 30 I had my first Gretsch! I consider this "at young age".
If today's Electromatics had been available 30 years ago, I would have bought one. At the age of 20 (or 21), I could have bought a new Duo Jet, but alas, I didn't have the money. But I knew it was a very special and wonderful guitar when I played a few chords and licks on it...
17... my G5420 is the first guitar that I can truly call "mine." I am not going to part from Gretsch any time soon!
56 years young. Keepers are 6120EC, 6120SSL, D28, D35. It's a long, long list for the ones that got away.
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I am nearly old enough to remember when Steve Martin was funny.
9th by any chance?
12 TH FOR ME
Yeah. Lovely bloke, kinda shy, loved gigging, didn't like the rest of it, especially the travelling. Massive Man Utd fan, would talk football or motorbikes for hours, not as 'into' guitars/gear as you might think - knew what he was doing, but not that interested in them as objects.
Lovely bloke, both him and Bruce (Watson). If you ever meet Bruce, ask him about when they supported the Stones. He does a superb impersonation of 'Keef' and has some really funny stories - especially the one about getting his guitar signed.