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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. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    OK, but you only get the ugly supermodels. :)
     
  2. Bertotti

    Bertotti Synchromatic

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    Gretsch Penguin roundup;
    A real brand
    Dynas or T-armonds, not sure of the sonic differences there
    Double cut
    Spalted maple top
    The Penguin big ole headstock with spalted maple there as well
    Gretsch round up colors, inlays and leather
    Mud switch not a tone knob
    Bigsby
    Chrome hardware
    Open geared tuners, I think that does it.

    Well maybe pickguardless, I am tossed up on that one. Needs more thought.
    Oh and no cheese grater bridge, rocking bar is fine preferably SS.

    Isn't this tasty!
     
  3. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    Holy smokes! That’s quite a feature set. I love the Roundup, so I would wager that this would be striking. Jets with Dynas are great sounding, so my first vote would be the T-Armonds, my second choice would be Supertrons. I like the idea of chrome hardware; chrome is quite durable. I would want a shortened wire handle for the Bigsby.
     
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  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Synchromatic

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    I actually like the one on my Jade what is it called? Is it a butter knife? But this thread had me thinking pretty hard about it and I saw a nice vid of the knotty pine one and it looked and sounded good to me but I saw a spalted maple top once that was very cool. I also wouldn't mind a reddish burst like I have on my Oldwave mandolin. I will post a pic in the other cool guitars forum as it is probably the only place to post something other than a Gretsch.
     
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  5. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Nothin’ wrong with a butter knife handle. I have one on my Duane Eddy Guild.

    On my Gretsches, I use the Chet handle exclusively. It’s a great idea for fingerstyle.
     
  6. G DynaTron

    G DynaTron Synchromatic

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    My dream Gretsch ? A two tone RED Anniversary, WINE RED for the back and sides.
     
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  7. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    That would be a great color combo!
     
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  8. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

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  9. G DynaTron

    G DynaTron Synchromatic

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    @audept That's funny i was thinking about you when i wrote the words "red wine".


    Pinot Noir wine red exactly. :D
     
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  10. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    "2-Tone Pinot" ?
     
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  11. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There’s a Setzer Hot Rod in two-tone red, it I like G DynaTron’s idea better.
     
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  12. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you seen the Setzer Hot Rod in red?
     
  13. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    That Roman Red is a bit too dark for me. Ferrari Red is more my style. :D
     
  14. G DynaTron

    G DynaTron Synchromatic

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    64' Monkees red anniversary

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  15. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That with a wine red back & sides?

    I’m a major fan of red stuff, cars, boats, airplanes, UFOs and most certainly guitars. When I was 17 I had a triple red Ford Falcon, about the color of that guitar, and it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen, at the time. Ive had a wine red Gibson Johnny Smith Guitar and a wine red pickup truck. I had a tomato red Volvo and several red guitars over the years.
    I loved the color of this guy, it I just can’t hack four-knob control sets, so I sent it on to a new home.
     
  16. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    I like the Oriental Red that Gretsch uses on the MYRII. Here's my modified one:
    Frank x 4 006.JPG
     
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  17. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is gorgeous! There isn’t a type of red I don’t like, everything from bright, pure red to deep burgundy.
     
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  18. russmack

    russmack Gretschie

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    Yep. I also love red UFOs.

    It's a bit of a shame that their drivers are mostly green though. LOL

    Russ
     
  19. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Life is filled with compromises. :)
     
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