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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Tony65x55, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Lately I have been astounded at the number of good folks here on Gretsch Talk that; a) don't own a Gretsch or; b) don't like Gretsch guitars.

    This is not an indictment of anyone's tastes or choice of instruments at all. You can even be here just because we Gretschies are incredibly cool people.

    I love many different guitars and own many different types but without question, I am a Gretschie. I own Gretsch guitars - lots of them- because I love them. I also own 11 Strats and 12 Teles but... My blood runs orange and Cadillac Green is a real colour. When my wife says it's our anniversary, I am startled we own a Gretsch together. Filter'tron is a sound I hear in my head, not just a description.

    So sound off here and proclaim your colours. Are you a Gretschie?
     
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Love Gretsch, but they're not the guitar I grab first.
    Think nothing about it. I don't eat steak every day either.
     
  3. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Country Gent

    Jul 5, 2014
    SE QLD
    My 6120 is my 'most played' guitar. I love lots of things about it. It would be played maybe 5 times as much as any other guitar I have (but somehow it's still my 2nd favourite to my LP). But I don't have any particular brand loyalty - I paid full price for the guitar lol. If anything sometimes I get annoyed people think because I play a big orange Gretsch it can only play rockabilly.....
     
  4. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    How dare you!!!! 1267527853_old_guy_going_crazy_zpse0907ea1.gif
     
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  5. Bertotti

    Bertotti Electromatic

    81
    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I only have the one, for now, but I would say I am a Gretschie as well. Ah if only I plenty of cash.
     
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  6. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Country Gent

    Jul 5, 2014
    SE QLD
    If Joe wants to send me a Black Panther free he can have my undivided Brand Loyalty...If I have to pay for the guitar I owe 'em nothing ;)

    I guess it's one of those things about people that puzzles me. Why do people pay for brand name stickers to stick on all their stuff, or only by clothes with big brand labels on them? I'm not a free billboard sorry :)

    ...but Joe, if you're reading this man....
     
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  7. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    69
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I own enough Gretsch guitars to offset the forum members that don't. I try to do my bit......;)
     
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  8. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Rob, I don't think I was talking about brand loyalty, particularly not brand exclusivity. I was talking about those of us, like yourself, that are fans/users of Gretsch guitars/basses/etc. As I stated in the first post, I have a love for lots of different guitars and no exclusivity regarding brands. I know where you are coming from, but I love my Gretsch guitars.
     
  9. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I hear you my friend. What's your last Gretsch head count? I'm at 19.
     
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  10. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    You can certainly be a Gretschie with only one.
     
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  11. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    69
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I have actually cut back to only 22. I sold 8 because I couldn't justify 30 Gretsch pro-lines.
     
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  12. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Well ya! That's why I only have 19, I'm going to stop at 22.

    Well done!
     
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  13. mschafft

    mschafft Gretschie

    170
    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    The G spot is where it's at!

    My G2420T is one of my fave. Twenty or so guitars in the collection (all brands).
     
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  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Age:
    67
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    We don't mind at all if someone doesn't own a Gretsch.

    Of course, if they drove a Dodge, that'd be a different story.
     
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  15. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    With three Prolines I have more, than I can regularly play ... currently my Broadway Jade Penguin is my favourite. Furthermore I have no more room for further guitars.

    Time to fill up the garage with motorcycles :D

    Just joking ... I only have one Harley, but I fear a second for my wife might follow next year, when she got her licence.
     
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  16. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Friend of Fred

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I have 3 proline, and 3 electromagicals although 2 are technically my son's. I breath and bleed gretsch guitars, test my pedals and amps w them even have 2 gretsch tattoos and gretsch bar stools, and gretsch work shirts, and gretsch playing cards, and gretsch beer glasses, gretsch guitar center signage, and...
     
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    58
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Hi , my name is Rich and I'm a Gretschie . The first step is admitting the problem .
    Gretsch is the most " thunderous sound " I know .
     
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  18. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I own one 'real' Gretsch as well as three others that use actual Gretsch bodies. My most played out guitar is my blacktop-equipped imitation double cut Jet.
     
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  19. blc45

    blc45 Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Aug 23, 2011
    nc
    I own numerous guitars including several proline Gretsches. I don't feel really at home picking till I pick up one of my Gretsches. The Tele's and Strats are nice but Gretsch is top of the line in my style of playing.
     
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  20. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    64
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I only have one Gretsch, my Panther. I love it and it is the only guitar I've ever owned that has seriously competed with my 355 for #1 spot. So...I consider myself a Gretschie.
     
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