New custom shop models

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Stefan, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Far To Many

    Far To Many Gretschie

    Age:
    47
    125
    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    Not that I could ever afford it, but this Broadkaster is the nicest thing in that bunch:

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  2. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Yeah.......kinda unimpressive.


    And WHAT is the deal with ALL of these tension bar Bigsby's?? Yuck.
     
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  4. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    My understanding is that these are designed and creates by CS employees to show off their skills and, I guess, their taste. Yea, the latter is questionable for some. Interesting idea of having only one thumbnail at the 12th fret on that double cut single pickup black jet.
     
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  5. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    The rest do pretty much nothing for me, but I don't mind the Bonneville Jet from a distance.

    That aged white Jet looked fairly good to me too until I got to the tailpiece...
     
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    New avatar, Tony!
     
  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That one is nice.
     
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  8. buchon2111

    buchon2111 Gretschie

    Age:
    19
    133
    Mar 26, 2016
    Way down in the boondocks
    The '59 Penguin looks awesome, as does the Broadkaster, but the rest have a lot left to be desired.... I think that the Gretsch custom shop is turning into the Simpsons, just running out of ideas.
     
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  9. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    And which idiot is responsible for using that crap on a Falcon? I saw a NAMM video and was shocked, that this is the new standard ... what a huge false decision ... I guess for cost reduction in production.

    Regarding the Custom Shop ... the flame tops look nice, but on above posted Broadkaster, the pickguard doesn‘t fit and like others said ... what did they smoke?
     
  10. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Installing a B6 correctly is more challenging than a tension bar vibrato.
     
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  11. mschafft

    mschafft Gretschie

    467
    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    I don't get that military vibe in guitars: gun blue, gun metallic grey etc. guitars were the bright side of the 50s and 60s with surf colours and cadillac shapes. I don't follow FMIC there.
     
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  12. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    I think Gretsch's main capital is their vintage vibe. I don't think it's a good idea to built more modern oriented stuff.
     
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  13. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    This one has my attention
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  14. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Gretschie

    Age:
    49
    387
    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter UK
    I generally have to agree that they all are fugly. Except for me the
    G6120-61 Custom Shop Chet Atkins Trans Black
    [​IMG]

    I know it looks blotchy but that is more down to the photographer's lack of skill. They were trying to show the wood grain under the finish, but failed big time. I have a bit of a weakness for trans finishes (unfortunately not the budget to appease it:(), but the thing that really stands out for me is the lack of gold on it! Finally the custom shop have found the supply shelf with the silver components on it. I also really like the inlays as well and no torsion bar to stress everyone out either.

    Not that I will ever own it.
     
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  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Too many Gibson borrowings for me.
    I sincerely dislike the v-stoptail, too.
    Appreciate the craftmanship, though.
     
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  16. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Need to plug in your phone, Nick!

    That one is pretty.
     
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  17. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Agree. The rest just strike me as unfortunate decisions.
     
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  18. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Honestly, who needs flame maple thumbnail inlays? And I personally don‘t need flamed maple tops on Gretsches.
     
  19. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    It is nice looking but I am not a fan of stop tailpieces either. I came to Gretsch for Gretsch not Gibson and it reminds me of Gibson or a copy.
     
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  20. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I did lol
     
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