Incoming . . . G2655 T (B50) Righty for mod

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by Jena, Mar 12, 2019.

    Gold Dust off Ebay . . .
    Not sure even the year built for this ebay gem
    serial no. to fo follow
    A major blizzard is on its way . . . but Streamliner Jr. made over the Rockies and here from New Jersey . . .

    what would Fred Gretsch and Sons do (?)
    The Bb50 rh to a B7 LH Gold
    -plated . . .
    . . . which is on ebay $219 , . .
    . . . amd the ditch of the b50 gets $150. back

    I will "hardtail" the B50 out . . .

    I expect Ill try advice and consultations with the all experts here about every hair brained idea . . . I have . . .

    staining the fretboard . . . ebony stainfrom my lefty practice board - sure i am a lefty now

    hdir-brdined idea . , .

    darn anorher mod piece toebay now LOL
    jus like the old days

    sbout to dbay ebay thr e mod piece oh****
    so . . . hmmm

    PS Mobile snything like dvfn spple sucks! lol
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
  1. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    Dec 21, 2016
    Awesome! 2655s are great fun to play. Enjoy!
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  2. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Gretschie

    Apr 25, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Congrats. I'm not a tremolo used, so I'd go with the hardtail. But that's me.
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  3. Is this love . . .

  4. I couldnt wait . . . over two months to get stock 2019 lefty . . . like buyinv a new car Sorta
    in one minth time we'll see how far in . . .

  5. its a good thing girl . . .

  6. In the violin world . . .
    the after length to the tailpiece harp is enuf string to actially play a note !

    hence the tuned tailpiece (faux in gold - usually ahard wood ebony cocobolo . . . hmmm

    2 octaves and a fifth over the open stringed.

    A few lpossibiligies for ghis guitar chop shop . . .ike Rickenbacher and DAngelio have tailpieces that are usable st least reversed
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
  7. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Sweet, congrats!
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  8. and the go go s . . .

  9. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
  10. Thanks all . . .

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  11. To my older brother . .
    the one with all the Lovin' Spoonfull photos from packed-in the vinyl album that he taped to wall . . .

  12. DennisC

    DennisC Gretschie

    May 11, 2017
    ... thought about a Bigsby without the Tension Bar?

    I know a B6 may work well on a 2622 - the smaller-bodied 2655 could be too small anyway, so maybe a B3 could work here?

    That's just my opinion, but I learned to unlike the B70 on my 2622 within about 15 minutes playing the 5420 with its B60 - not due to tuning issues, as I have none, but the feel and response of the B70 just sucks, while the 60 is absolutely enjoyable.

    I'd at least see if I have the choice to use a B3 or B6, as the Tension-Bar-Bigsbys are more likely to suffer from bridge-related tuning problems. The feel and response, however, is just a preference in feel I have and consider not unreasonable, but not necessary of course.
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  13. I would have edited the OP from a regular macbook air inside coffeeshop with wifi instead of the difficulty on a cold iphone6 touchscreen, but we have limited time to edit posts . . . couple days ?
    Well, with serial no. now, this ebay "buy it now" Gretsch was . . .
    Made in Indonesia built in Feb. 2018 . . .

    Pickguard got some use . . .

    With this strap button/bolt behind the neck symmetric to orientation, it will save a step in lefty conversion - nice.


    Rickenbacker and maybe others have violin-style tailpieces that can be flipped over for the more natural lefty orientation with low E longer "afterlength" - B50 will have whammy bar tucked out of the way for upcoming first lefty re-stringing - as it was during shipping.

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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