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If Gretsch Offered to Make a Signature Model for You . . .

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Synchro, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    My Blue 6120JR but with cat's eye soundholes, DuoTrons, Hot Rods controls and a GraphTech Ghost piezo system.
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  2. Sarah93003

    Sarah93003 Friend of Fred

    I would love to have a G400/12. The G400 is still the best 6 string acoustic I've ever played and dream of having one in a 12 string with a 17" bout, cutaway, excellent pickup, and natural finish.

    After scratching that itch it would be awesome to have either a 6120JR double neck or a Black Penguin double neck.
  3. organic

    organic Synchromatic

    Jan 22, 2011
    Worcester UK
    I'm pretty happy with my Tenny, so one of them in natural (might allow a little dark stain) with TVJ Classic pickups and a stainless steel Compton.
  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I already pitched Joe Carducci on my signature model in May at the Round-up.

    I want a proline Corvette, bound neck and headstock. Classic Gretsch neck profile, Filter'trons or TVJ Classics (not powertrons), B5, master volume, master tone, better placement for the neck strap button, strap locks.

    White with gold hardware, big, bold side fret markers.

    I told him I was waiting....

    I already have a signature model amp. Seriously. The Berns 1530 - only two made but that's not important right now. :)
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2017
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  5. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    IMG_2605.JPG Mine would have to be bass on my panther since it's the guitar I gig with most of the time. It's a black panther with TV Jones setzer signature pick ups a ss true arc bridge. Spurzel locking tuners, schaller strap locks and the master volume splits the neck pickup into a single coil and the neck volume pulls up to put the pick ups out of phase. Plus you gotta have that cool matt Codina leather strap, and don't forget the badge I added
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  6. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013

    Love the specialized mods. Cool choices.
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  7. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    Great guitar....that greenie is sulking in the background!
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  8. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I play it a lot too that's why it's out. Funny thing is I dont play the Panther at home much mostly just at gigs
  9. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Thanks it really personalizes the guitar for me and makes it so much more versatile. And I used them every gig. I love the out of phase set up both with the neck pick up on full or split to a single. I use it like BB King uses the varitone on his guitar for the choked up sound when he gets quiet. Plus the strap makes a big difference
  10. Frank_NH

    Frank_NH Synchromatic

    Mar 25, 2013
    Lebanon, NH
    My signature model would be based on my 6120N, with the neck joining the body at the 16th fret and a 25" scale length. TV Jones Powertrons for pickups, pinned bridge, and finally Sperzel tuners. Color options: red, black, and orange.

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  11. Les Pedals

    Les Pedals Electromatic

    Mar 29, 2017
    South Jersey
    image.jpg This 5420 with TV Jones Classics and a name plate that I own would do just fine.
  12. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    An Electromatic version of the Duo Jet, similar to this DeArmond M75T with Gretsch Dynasonics:

  13. Hellmark

    Hellmark Electromatic

    Jan 7, 2015
    O'Fallon, MO
    G6118T-LTV as a base. Blue tinted nitrocellulose clear lacquer. Filtertron bridge and neck, and a lipstick tube mid. Three on off switches for pickup selector. Master volume, and individual dual control pots for volume and tone.
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  14. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Sorry Vista
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    Just a teaser: There have been some major developments in the evolution of the Synchro Hot Rod. I’m not quite ready to publish my findings yet, but things are picking up.

    I’ve also decide that if Setzer can have two signature models, so can I. WTH, I’m several inches taller than him, that should count for something. So the official word is now I have given myself permission to dream of two Synchro Signature models, the Synchro 6120DC (which I will elaborate upon soon enough) and the Synchro Hot Rod, based upon my G6119-1959.
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  15. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    That looks interesting E-man.

    I wonder about the sonic possibilities.

  16. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Bingo - same for me :)
    You do the cherry red and I'll do blue n black pick guard :)
  17. Les Pedals

    Les Pedals Electromatic

    Mar 29, 2017
    South Jersey
  18. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    It would be similar to an ES339 but double cut, cat's eyes, neo markers, grover imps, gretsch gent headstock, filtertrons, 3 posn tone, one for each pup...
  19. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    Well, the real thing differed in that I went with a chopped Bigsby instead of string-through and added a master volume as I find them handy. Oh, plus the ebony fretboard. It sounds like a rock machine for sure!

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  20. afire

    afire Country Gent

    This 1956 Streamliner-6120 hybrid might be a real contender for me:
    But add a Bigsby. If I ever spec out my own Custom Shop guitar, I think this might be what I'd go with. Every time I think of this guitar I kick myself. I saw it on eBay, and thought about bidding, but at the time I was looking for something else and passed. It only went for about $3500. When it showed up a few years later at Fretted Americana, as you might imagine, it was no longer $3500.
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