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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Tony65x55, Sep 7, 2017.
I am a Gretschie...since my first electric, a '73 Tennessean! Was without a Gretsch for 20 years, and kept trying to find another brand that sounded as cool and played as well. Now that I'm back, I'm back for good! I also like Guilds, Reverends and many other brands, but can't imagine a time I won't own at least 1 Gretsch...
Well, I'd like to be a Gretschie... I really would. Problem is, I don't play guitars very much; I'm one of those pesky bass players; and a lefty, on top of that. The folks at the factory don't seem to think there are any of us left on the planet, I guess. My '94 Broadkaster is the ONLY left handed Gretsch bass I - or anybody else, far as I can tell - have ever seen. Sure would like to have another Gretsch bass or three, but...
Back in the 70s, if you were a zeppelin fan, you felt like you were a member of a secret cult. It didn't matter that you knew they were the most popular band on the planet. I find that owning a Gretsch has a similar aura to it. Like a globally popular secret cult... ;-)
Just wait until we finish the takeover of planet Earth and force all the little children to play Gretsch guitars. Bwa-ha-ha-ha.
After flirting with Gretsch guitars for the last ten or so years, I've become a Gretschie. My first was a Bamboo Yellow Anniversary model. That one didn't stay with me too long. I wasn't ready... My next was an early Setzer Hot Rod, which I kept for a couple of years I also picked up a non Bigsby Anniversary during that time, which was a phenomenal sounding guitar, yet I sold them both. Had a 5120 sold it. Got a Duo Jet still have it. Got a 5420, then got a Lime Gold Hot Rod and sold the 5420. I've barely touched any of my other guitars since. The Hot Rod is great and the Jet is right there with it, just two great guitars. I still have two each of Fender, Gibson and Hamer guitars, but my Gretsch guitars get most of my attention these days.
I am a card carrying Gretschie for sure. I only have two though, my modded 5120 and my 6128 TCG. Between the two, I haven't had the urge to play or aquire anything else for some time now. My Martin acoustic has been ignored for a long time and the Strat that was willed to me from a deceased friend has yet to get much attention. I can't seem to get on with guitars without Bigsbys anymore. I must admit that a nice Duesenberg could make a fine family addition though, but is not financially in the cards for me right now. Plus, my wife thinks I suffer from a sickness as a result of the few guitars I do have.
Many a true word etc. Solid bodies reigned supreme while amps had to be big and loud. With tech advances it's no longer necessary, so we might well see a hollow body renaissance eventually. Guitar players were always slow on the uptake. :-D
Mmh, maybe this renaissance already started, when I see that Schecter, a company that mainly concentrates on Metal guitars, released a Panther clone called Corsair.
They even released a Robin Zander Signature Corsair, that looks a bit like a double cut white Falcon.
I spent 30 years lusting after a Gretsch guitar. When I finally bought my Tennessee Rose it was not a disappointment. It forced me to also buy a VoxAC15C1 amp. And it is currently talking me into about £400 worth of pedals. It is pretty much the only guitar I now play. It is ruining me financially. So I reckon I am a Gretschie.
I also have a T-shirt.
50% of my electric guitar collection are Gretsch.
I usually pick up a Gretsch or pick up a Gretsch.
I wouldn't be on this site if I didn't play Gretsch
I got my first Gretsch in 1992. Got my second Gretsch in 93. And thats all Ive been buying and playing ever since. 25 years next month (October). I currently have one electomagic and 4 prolines.
Ive sold a few and I miss them. Ive been fortunate perhaps never to have had a bad one. I definitely think of myself as a Gretsch player and a Gretschie.
I bought a Fender Jag two weeks ago and I'm still shocked at how different it is to hold, to play and to write for.
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My Gretsches, five of them are about 1/5 of my collection and neck and neck with Harmony for most of a single brand. Pretty sure my Pro Jet is my favorite electric so, yeah i recon i am.
Hmmm... I wouldn't call myself a 'Gretschie'. I own a Gretsch and I would not part with it, but my non-Gretsch working collection comprises 6 electric guitars, 2 acoustic guitars, 3 bass guitars, and a ukulele bass. They are all great for a particular range of jobs, and I value each of them for what they are.
Oh aye,i have one or two T-shirts myself!
O.K. I must confess it here: To the utmost disapproval of my wife I own and wear at least 6 Gretsch t-shirts regularly when not at work (where I have to wear a suit). If one of them ever gets pitted I will replace it immediately.
(I do not own any Ts of other brands.)
O.K. This may get a little strange, but I actually wear this around my neck:
So yes: I am a Gretschie.
No questions about my underwear, folks....
And for the record: No genital-piercings.
Wooo that's a fine collection JC.
I've only got 2 of those
That's fantastic, I love it!
PS: I don't care what the tattoo on yer butt says!