Howdy Everbody!

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by JTNewton, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. JTNewton

    JTNewton Electromatic

    Just thought I’d drop a line to introduce myself as a happy new Gretsch owner. I’ve been an acoustic player all my life (at least it seems that way, started at 10 yrs old), but bought an off brand telecaster when I needed something I could hear above the horn section for jazz band at school. Eventually upgraded to a hollow body Ibanez af55 (actually a very decent guitar, especially for jazz with some flat wounds). A geetar playing friend, knowing the music I like (country, a bit of old proto-rock) had mentioned years ago “you should just get one of those big old Gretsches,” but I’d always figured they were up in the stratosphere of guitardom and not to be obtained by mortals. Well, I looked ‘em up one night and it turns out there’s this line called Streamliners. You may have heard of them? ;) Guitar Center was running a deal on 2018 models. The tele and Ibanez are listed on reverb and I’m the proud owner of a walnut stain 2420T. I was torn between getting the newer broad’trons on the 2019 model and the walnut and Bigsby combination, which isn’t available anymore. Eventually the price difference decided me, and I figured I’m generally handy enough to swap pickups if I ended up hating them. Which I didn’t. :cool: I did the three-low-three-high gretschbucker clarity mod on them, and I’m liking ‘em just fine. Nice twang out of the bridge and smooth mellowness from the neck. Anyway, enough blabbering, obligatory pic. That’s my ‘71 Martin D18 Slothead looking over the newcomer
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  2. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    634
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Welcome from North of Yankee Territory!
     
  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, JTNewton!
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  4. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    334
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Welcome and enjoy your new Gretsch
     
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschville!
     
  6. Groutsch

    Groutsch Electromatic

    74
    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    I think the walnut/Bigsby combination was a good choice. :)
     
  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy back atcha!
    From up here in Indiana---the Northernmost Southern state.
     
  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I've never played one but considering the price point I think it's unbelievable how classy those Streamliners look.
     
  9. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    680
    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Welcome from farther north! :rolleyes: Nice looking guitar, I also have never had a streamliner to play, but lots of appreciation around here for them. Enjoy!
     
  10. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  11. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome friend . Lots of Martin love here too on the forum , especially me :)
     
  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
  14. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    364
    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
  15. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Welcome from the Deep South!
     
  16. Ogre

    Ogre Electromatic

    11
    Nov 9, 2019
    Chandler, AZ
    Howdy and welcome from another Gretsch newbie way out west.

    Dean
     
  17. JTNewton

    JTNewton Electromatic

    Wow, I’m really impressed by the hospitality here! Thanks for all the “welcome”s! Yep, that Martin’s probably my most prized possession, although it’s getting some playing time competition of late. Those S models are coveted, but it had enough play wear and a headstock repair that I could afford it. It’s a “funky, beat up, wonderful old Martin D18,” as the song goes.
     
  18. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    954
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Welcome from Mississippi's Johnny G. Nice Martin and Gretsch. Love the old school Martins
     
  19. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT ,JT!
     
  20. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Age:
    53
    807
    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Welcome here and have nice time with your new Gretsch.
    Given you seem to be looking for thin twang, you did the right choice with a 2018 model: from what I've understood the 2019 BroadTrons are more on the humbucker / power side, possibly muddier than the 2018 ones.
     
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