Lesson today

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by NoRhythm, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. NoRhythm

    NoRhythm Electromatic

    69
    Sep 5, 2018
    UK
    Lesson today - been playing this for a few months now. when I was looking for an electric I very nearly bought an epiphone LP. Then I saw this ..... being very new never heard of Gretsch, I even mispronunciationed the the name in the shop, to his credit salesman didn’t blink an eye. Picked this up and felt so right. If there people wondering wether to give a 5220 a go....go try it you really won’t regret it. First electric never trading this in.
     

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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Nice guitar . She's a keeper for sure
     
  3. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    340
    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    Gretsch is a world of its own amongst guitars. Pretty special.
     
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  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    You cannot beat that guitar at this price.
     
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  5. BuddieGreen

    BuddieGreen Gretschie

    287
    Sep 3, 2018
    indiana usa
    major bang for the buck. youll be hooked for life now
     
  6. P2gee

    P2gee Electromatic

    27
    Dec 19, 2018
    Texas
    Nice guitar...but....I really want to know how you mispronounced Gretsch
     
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  7. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    366
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
  8. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Glad you're sold on your Gretsch! Now get back in there and keep practicing. :D
     
  9. NoRhythm

    NoRhythm Electromatic

    69
    Sep 5, 2018
    UK
    It was funny me trying not to sound like a complete......(put a word of your choice in) and be all cool and knowledgeable (am neither one)
     
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  10. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Gretschie

    Age:
    49
    386
    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter UK
    Well done on your Jet (great colour choice by the way!). They are just excellent guitars. You do know now that nothing else will quite cut it for you now you have entered the hallowed halls of Gretschtopia!
     
  11. NoRhythm

    NoRhythm Electromatic

    69
    Sep 5, 2018
    UK
    Had it since last September. It is so much fun, so nice to play. Get excited before a practice or a lesson.....really hope that feeling doesn’t go.
     
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  12. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Yes, NoRhythm : the G5220 is a good guitar - I'd say : like every Gretsch... ;)

    Epis are indeed good instruments too, but for many of them, there's a "wannabee a Gibson" afterthought - I'd say it's the same for Squier vs. Fender. Conversely, a Gretsch is a Gretsch : all models are not from the same range, indeed, but they all have the same name, and unmistakable look too :

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    A+!
     
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  13. NoRhythm

    NoRhythm Electromatic

    69
    Sep 5, 2018
    UK
    A good point well made! A gretsch is a gretsch
     
  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Pretty cool geets those,love the colour!

    I tried one the day my local got 2 of them in,gold one sold as soon as they hung it up ,and this dark cherry was very nice and didn't last long either.
     
  15. P2gee

    P2gee Electromatic

    27
    Dec 19, 2018
    Texas
    Well cant say much....been there done it on several occasions. Now as others said, apply some practice. Try to spend at least 30 minutes a day during week doing something with your guitar...scales, chords , learning a song or just noodling. I think its very important to try and learn songs by ear and not rely so much on tabs. Then, in 3 or 4 years, look back at this day and be amazed at how far you've come.
     
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  16. LongJohn

    LongJohn Gretschie

    382
    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    Nice Jet, now play till your fingers hurt. ;)
     
  17. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    It’s ok, everyone who plays has been there at some point. When I was younger I cared what people thought and felt I had something to prove. Now I don’t worry about. If they have a problem with someone or are conceded with their knowledge they can go........( put words of your choice in). Life’s to short to sweat it as it won’t mean anything when our tickets up. All that matters is that one has fun and enjoys playing. Rock on!
     
  18. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Congrats. I also love my DCM jet.
     
  19. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    423
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Welcome to the forum. I've got the gold one. Great guitar!
     
  20. Bluesman68

    Bluesman68 Electromatic

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    Bang for the buck! Use it on my gigs!
     
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