Name that Gretsch

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Groutsch, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Anyone recognize Roy Clark's guitar here?

    I never saw a control layout like that. Roy had an eye for novelty.
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  2. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Super Axe, pretty sure.
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  3. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Yep. A super axe from the 70s Baldwin era
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  4. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Gretschie

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I kinda like that one.
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    2 of my favorite artist's , enjoyed that , thanks
  6. Alanqa

    Alanqa Electromatic

    Aug 22, 2019
    Lancashire UK
    I name that axe Eugene. However do “Be careful with that axe Eugene”
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  7. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Great to see.
    Roy looks very tense in his shoulders when he takes the solo.....but I think it’s more to do with his tailoring than his guitar technique.
    Fantastic. Was this a variety show, or a Johnny Cash show? That kind of tv entertainment sort of declined and disappeared by the end of the 70s didn’t it?
  8. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Yep, next to Chet himself, Roy was a major endorser for the Superaxe, although Rick Springfield used one from time to time too. The novel control layout was a result of the onboard effects - built in compressor and phaser.

    You know, I was re-reading this old Superaxe ad from back in the day and they referred to effects as being interchangable. I always wondered if the original intent was to produce a series a swappable effects for it, something that never materialized as it wasn't a particularly successful model.

    I've got one, actually it's a really nice guitar, although completely different from the usual Gretsch vibe. DiMarzios just aren't Filtertrons.

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  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Roy Clark was one of those guys that could make any instrument sound good. You knew he was always playing at his peak because you'd hear the occasional flub that he'd work thru. He'd always have a great big smile while playing. I remember seeing him play Malaguena or some such and just ripping it up---and Glen Campbell was matching him note for note on a twelve string.
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