Just another new guy from Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Ducerro, Dec 4, 2019 at 5:54 PM.

  1. Ducerro

    Ducerro Electromatic

    Yoakum, TX
    Picked up a killer deal on a Gretsch G5622T on closeout on Cyber Monday. My first Gretsch and my first real semi hollow. The guitar arrived today, so here I am - looking for like minded individuals to chat with and answer any questions I might have... Like what case fits this darn thing!

    So just who is this Ducerro fellow? Well - by day I'm the CEO of a rather small winery in central Texas. It's so small that my other "job titles" include janitor, yard boy, forklift driver, accountant, material control manager, and... winemaker.

    By night I'm a very poor example of a guitarist looking to improve. If you look up "rank amateur" in the dictionary you'll likely find a photo of me (or someone who looks just like me). I started playing in my early teens on a Sears and Roebuck acoustic. It's in the dictionary too - under "unplayable" guitars bought by well meaning parents to convince their kids NOT to take up music as a hobby. Along those lines it worked very well. I didn't pick up a guitar again until I traded some computer expertise for a Squier Strat. By the way - little did I know THAT particular Squier's picture is also in the dictionary next to the Sears acoustic! Then one day I realized I hadn't bought myself anything "unnecessary" in many a moon. As it just so happens I had amassed a King's ransome in AMEX Points. With quite the bankroll I found myself on Amazon looking for a deal - which lead to my first "real" guitar - a Fender American Stratocaster. And being a bit of a "collector" I suddenly found myself with more guitars than fingers but not yet toes - well, until today. Now I need to remove at least one shoe so I can count them all.

    Thanks for having me aboard!
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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  2. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Welcome, There is a lot of friendly people here, Congrads on the Gretsch
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Ducerro!
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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the asylum!
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  5. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
  6. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    Welcome aboard and enjoy your stay. Congrats on the Gretsch!!
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  7. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Congratulations on your new guitar from up in Canada!
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  8. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
  9. Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates Gretschie

    Feb 24, 2010
    DFW area, TX
    Welcome! I'm a Texan as well, in the service industry. Does your winery happen to sell to restaurants in Victory Park in Dallas? We carry product from a number of local TX winemakers.
  10. Ducerro

    Ducerro Electromatic

    Yoakum, TX
    We self distribute, so we're not able to go that far north. We were just up in Mansfield for a couple of days though - the trip was 271 miles one way. We try to hold our distribution partners to a 60 mile radius! Would love to be there if it wasn't so far!
  11. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Welcome & congrats on the new Gretsch..
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  12. unknown fan

    unknown fan Gretschie

    Aug 7, 2018
    Welcome, lots of great members here and enjoy that new Gretsch - it wont be your last!
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome friend , glad you found us . We love pics here , let's see it !
  14. Ducerro

    Ducerro Electromatic

    Yoakum, TX
    Not a problem! Although it is just a bigger version of my avatar...

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  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Ducerro!

    Congrats on the new geet sir,lookin' good!
  16. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Gretschie

    Jun 12, 2012
    Beautiful Guitar. Love Georgia Green.

    Great introduction and welcome!
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