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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. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, mydaughtersakeep!
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  2. Arky

    Arky Gretschie

    Feb 4, 2012
    "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....
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  3. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Gretschie

    May 20, 2016
    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.
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  4. michael6136

    michael6136 Electromatic

    Dec 6, 2016
    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".
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  5. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
  6. afire

    afire Country Gent

    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.
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  7. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

    Mar 5, 2015
    Sydney, NSW
  8. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    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.
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  9. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent


    What an honour it must have been to be friends with Stuart. Sadly missed.
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  10. personatech

    personatech Electromatic

    Apr 27, 2010
    Roanoke Rapids, NC
    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.

    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017
  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Before I turned 30 I had my first Gretsch! I consider this "at young age".
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  12. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
  13. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    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...
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  14. buchon2111

    buchon2111 Electromatic

    17... my G5420 is the first guitar that I can truly call "mine." I am not going to part from Gretsch any time soon!
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  15. Gotone

    Gotone Gretschie

    Jan 2, 2012
    56 years young. Keepers are 6120EC, 6120SSL, D28, D35. It's a long, long list for the ones that got away.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
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  16. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I am nearly old enough to remember when Steve Martin was funny.
  17. 1883

    1883 Gretschie

    Apr 12, 2015
    9th by any chance?
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  18. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  19. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    12 TH FOR ME
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  20. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Synchromatic

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    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.