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Just ordered a Surf Green G5435!

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by ACL-Gretsch, May 17, 2017.

  1. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

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    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Hi Gretsch Crew,

    I was so happy to find this active forum on Gretsch guitars. Thanks for all of your insight.

    By way of quick background, I finally sold my long-time early 70's Les Paul to my guitar tech who has been offering to buy it for years. It helped me pay off some bills (all of 'em) and I was getting a little tired of the weight and thick neck.

    My wife said since I don't play as much anymore, see if I could find a nice "value" guitar that I would still like. That is when I started reading about the offshore Gretsch models. I tried one out at a GC (but it had a trem bar which I didn't want) and I liked how it felt and played. I hope I will love mine like many folks here seem to.

    I can't wait to receive it but in the meantime if any of you have any advice or "must do" changes, ie: pots, wire, bridge, nut, etc. I would be all ears and happy to hear about your experiences. Eventually I'll probably ask my tech but he can be a little "judgy" if you know what I mean.

    Anyhow, thanks again. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Tony
     
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  2. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Tony! Pics would be appreciated!
     
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome to G-T, the friendliest guitar site on the internet, Tony! Congrats on the new purchase. Very nice guitar.
     
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  4. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

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    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Thanks audept. I'll snap some when I receive it. (the one for my avatar is off of the RiffCity site) Hopefully mine will look like the pic!
     
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  5. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

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    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Thanks Jim!
     
  6. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Welcome aboard, Tony!
     
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  7. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Welcome and congrats. :)

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  8. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  9. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

    53
    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    <<<<psssst
    ;)


    Did someone say surf green??
    :cool:

    Welcome and congrats!!
     
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  11. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

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    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Enjoy!

    #WHYYYYYYYISTHERENOBINDINGONTHEHEADSTOCK

    :(
     
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  12. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

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    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Thanks M!
     
  13. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Tony, that's a beautiful Pro Jet! Welcome to Gretsch-Talk.

    Although I don't have a Pro Jet (yet), I have played one in my local music store, and it was a real joy to play. It has a great feel, and the Blacktop Filtertrons are nice pickups, although this, as you know, is a place where individual preference is important.
     
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  14. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

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    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Thanks Larry, diggin the color of your Tele!
     
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  15. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I've been playin a long time, had tons of guitars and my Pro Jet is one of my favorites ever. Good choice, you will dig it.
     
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  16. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

    53
    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    @LivingMyDream, thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. And I agree about individual preference so I'm looking forward to all kinds of different opinions!
     
  17. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

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    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    Thanks Wildeman, I appreciate the guitar feedback!
     
  18. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

    53
    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Thanks LT, and the binding would be nice too!
     
  19. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    48
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
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    Thanks buddy
    Here she is with my old Italia. I also had a Smoke green 6118T at this time

    Love surf!!!!
     
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  20. ACL-Gretsch

    ACL-Gretsch Electromatic

    53
    May 16, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    NICE!
     
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