I went to guitar heaven today

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by MattMcEwen, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. MattMcEwen

    MattMcEwen Gretschie

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    Mar 23, 2018
    Halifax
    went to guitar street in Ochanimizu in Tokyo today. Guitar Planet was ridiculous, particularly the Gretsch floor. Prettiest girl at the ball was a vintage 1959 6120 going for a cool $25k.

    Sadly though....no deals to be found at all, with prices for electromatics being higher here than back home. But still....so much pretty.
     
  2. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    pix of the grestch floor ?
     
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  3. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Yeah, Japan's a pricey place for about everything in my experience.
    Great gyoza and namazake though! :)
     
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  4. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Yup. I've stumbled across a few amazing music stores in Tokyo. There was one that had like, 9 floors because the square footage of the main floor was so small, they had to build up. And they had a Gretsch floor too. This was back in the mid 00s. They had a whole bunch of White Falcons and Peguins and a few Billy Bo Penguin/Falcons. The Ishibashi music stores are a great chain too. LOTS of guitars just jammed together.
     
  5. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Love a good guitar store!!! my last goodie was Sky Music
     
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Bet there were lots of pretty girls there
     
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    All the guitar stores I visited in Japan had crazy high prices.
     
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  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I've been to Dave's Guitar and Cream City, which are pretty close to heaven.

    (For those in the Midwest, Dave's has opened up in Madison and Milwaukee now, not just La Crosse.)
     
  9. MattMcEwen

    MattMcEwen Gretschie

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    Mar 23, 2018
    Halifax
    There were some ok prices on Japanese made guitars, but anything I could get at home was at least the same price, and usually more.

    For example, a 5435 was going for over $700 Canadian.
     
  10. Freshy

    Freshy Gretschie

    354
    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    Around 1980 I bought a mint Rick 12 string in Minnesota for $400. T0o narrow at the nut. My step sister was a stewardess on the Minneapolis to Tokyo flight. She sold it in Tokyo for $700.
     
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  11. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I just bought a killer Japanese guitar here for a song! 20180809_151948.jpg
    I would love to visit there though, and i'd pay extra for a cool souvenir........bring stuff to trade!
     
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  12. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    54
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Sounds good...

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