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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Stefan, Jan 29, 2019.
Not that I could ever afford it, but this Broadkaster is the nicest thing in that bunch:
millennials weigh in
And WHAT is the deal with ALL of these tension bar Bigsby's?? Yuck.
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.
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...
New avatar, Tony!
That one is nice.
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.
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?
Installing a B6 correctly is more challenging than a tension bar vibrato.
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.
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.
This one has my attention
I generally have to agree that they all are fugly. Except for me the
G6120-61 Custom Shop Chet Atkins Trans Black
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.
Too many Gibson borrowings for me.
I sincerely dislike the v-stoptail, too.
Appreciate the craftmanship, though.
Need to plug in your phone, Nick!
That one is pretty.
Agree. The rest just strike me as unfortunate decisions.
Honestly, who needs flame maple thumbnail inlays? And I personally don‘t need flamed maple tops on Gretsches.
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.
I did lol