lost tribe

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by wildboomer, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. gretschbo

    gretschbo Gretschie

    151
    Jun 10, 2008
    London Ontario Canada
    Don't get them mixed up-
    The first is 'The Stars and Bars'
    The second is the 'Battle Flag'
    Many get them confused stars_and_bars_800x600.gif

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  2. wildboomer

    wildboomer Gretschie

    Age:
    54
    194
    Dec 30, 2009
    Amarillo Tx
    Your right! Caught me speeding;-) Ok I want to make a Confederate battle flag out of my 5810.
     
  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    OK. just got off the plane from Bali, pics as promised:

    Thanks, Calvin, it's really become my favorite guitar, so comfortable to play. I like the clean look of yours without the pickguard, thinking of maybe removing mine.
     

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  4. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    That would be sacrilege!:)
     
  5. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

    622
    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    Hey calvin, does yours have a bolt-on neck?
    audept, I was always wondering, does yours have a flat top or is it slightly arched? So hard to tell from pics.
     
  6. calvin lee

    calvin lee Country Gent

    Age:
    28
    Jan 5, 2011
    new york
    nope. the most wonderful set neck i've ever held in my hands.
     
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Mine has a flat top, no arching.
     
  8. calvin lee

    calvin lee Country Gent

    Age:
    28
    Jan 5, 2011
    new york
    i don't believe an arch top billy bo has ever been built.
    it just seems so... wrong.
     
  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    tartanphantom, that's so cool looking. I've always been curious - are these guitars comfortable to play, or does the body shape get in the way? Is there any contouring on thje back like on the Billy-Bo?
     
  10. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Yeah, it's contoured... contoured like a butcher's block! :D

    However, I don't even notice it. Mine plays so well I don't think about whether or not I'm comfortable.
     
  11. wildboomer

    wildboomer Gretschie

    Age:
    54
    194
    Dec 30, 2009
    Amarillo Tx
    Just talked to my graphics guy. he hd to postpone this weekend so it will be one more week befor it becomes "The Bo Dixie" get paid Friday and plan on ordering the TV Jones Powertron and Powertron PLus and looking for a Bigsby B-5 so I should have a monster on my hands real soon!
     
  12. wildboomer

    wildboomer Gretschie

    Age:
    54
    194
    Dec 30, 2009
    Amarillo Tx
    Let's stir things up on this thread! Billy Bo vs pro-line Bo Diddley! Thoughts?
     
  13. wildboomer

    wildboomer Gretschie

    Age:
    54
    194
    Dec 30, 2009
    Amarillo Tx
    Wimps!
     
  14. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Age:
    68
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    I would buy one of those cheaper Bo guitars if one came up for sale, just for the coolness factor, or better yet, I'd like to have a rectangular body made and attach the electronics and a neck.
     
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