MIJ Gretsch Disappointment

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Aaron1061, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    small dogs are electromatics #fightme
     
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  2. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    oh what a happy chappy :)
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Her name is Sheba, but she's a Princess, not a Queen! ;)
     
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  4. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    I think sprout and sheba wud get on great. He loves chasing balls too.
     
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    When I lived in Melbourne my first dog was a very large Rottweiler, lovely dog. Living in inner-city Sydney is quite confining and larger dogs are impractical. We often have my brother-in-law's dog staying at our house too, but he's a mid-sized Labradoodle. BTW, in guitar terms I think of small dogs as pro-line Juniors! :p
     
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  7. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
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  8. journeyman

    journeyman Gretschie

    334
    Aug 20, 2009
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Someone let them dry out too much and the fingerboards have shrunk. Its a 5 or 10 minute fix by a competent guitar tech.
     
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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Im disappointed that i don't have a MIJ Proline.
     
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  10. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    422
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    Me too. I'm getting by but I still drool over a few.
     
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  11. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Synchromatic

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    Mar 22, 2018
    London
    electros all the way for me, they have been consistent for years!
     
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  12. Rock Lajoint

    Rock Lajoint Gretschie

    407
    Nov 16, 2014
    Sussex, England
    At times in my life I've found myself financially in a fleeting position to buy the guitars of my dreams. And I've fortunately remained solvent enough to never have to shed them. So, in my 20s I bought a '63 6120, in my early 40s a 6120 DSW and in my later 40s a Jet Firebird DS.

    In my 50s (54 yesterday), I've bought a 2420T.

    All lovely guitars and I'd consider myself blessed to own any of them.
     
  13. Falconman

    Falconman Electromatic

    11
    Feb 6, 2019
    Ames, IA
    I wanted to use my first post here after seeing this B. Falcon.
    I have this same model, and yes, it is superb, far exceeding my expectations (mine has the Filtertrons, and I love 'em.)
    Here's the problem though: there is a layer of clear plastic that overlays the binding on the neck, and unexpectedly it has come loose. I am tempted to just try to just glue it back on, but wonder also if I just take it off, or what function it serves.
    Anyone had this problem?
     
  14. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Very true :)
    There's 100s of us here that own both MIJ prolines and MIK Electros. We've also seen and played many 1000s more in many different countries.

    While we all love and appreciate both there's no one that thinks the Electros are equal to the prolines on any criteria
     
  15. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I do know that with mods you can get an Electro very close to a pro model.
     
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  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Falconman!
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  17. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Hmmm, I'm sensing possible danger. I'd start a new thread and post high resolution pictures. I'm not aware of any superfluous clear plastic over the binding. Makes me wonder what it is that's coming off...

    I certainly wouldn't start peeling anything off.
     
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  18. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia

    Please post pics so we can see exactly what you speak of :)
     
  19. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

    72
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    I had a MIJ disappointment; my local music shop had a used single cut MIJ in metallic red (sorry can't remember the exact model number). I was going to look at it the next day after I'd seen it for sale and it had gone. :(

    I got a nice G5622T shortly afterwards and I'm really happy with it...maybe a MIJ another time. :)
     
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  20. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Was it this? These haunt me...slipping through my fingers every time :(

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