New from South Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Blue333, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:54 AM.

  1. Blue333

    Blue333 Electromatic

    Kingsville, TX
    Hello all! New guy from near Corpus Christi, Texas, just saying hello. Not a member of the Gretsch owners' club, yet, but hopefully that will be remedied very soon. I've had my eye on a red 6228 since about 4 nanoseconds after I saw one. Most likely dark cherry stain, so long as my wandering eye doesn't spend my guitar fund on the Troublemaker Tele that showed up in our local shop this past weekend. Anyway, I look forward to learning about all things Gretsch from this awesome forum. Thanks in advance!
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  2. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Welcome to G-T Blue333. Best of luck in the search for a Gretsch. Lots of appreciation here for a Tele as well, so pull up a chair and let us know how it goes - either way!
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  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Welcome here.
    If you stay too long you will be lost in Gretsch-land forever.
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome friend . I've got family in Texas , Dallas / Ft. Worth area . Big country down there .
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  5. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Howdy! Corpus Christi is my hometown! Lots of family and friends there.
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  6. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
  7. shrews824

    shrews824 Synchromatic

    Feb 22, 2016
    Hardinsburg, Kentucky
    Welcome to the forum. Best gathering of guitar nerds on the net!!!
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the asylum!

    Enjoy your first (of many) Gretsch. No one here is really too myopic. We like Teles as well as other non Gretsches.
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  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk Blue333!

    Whether your next guitar is a Gretsch, or not, you'll be welcome here. We know that your owning a Gretsch is only a matter of time anyway. :)
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  10. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Blue!

    Good luck on the search for your perfect Gretsch,don't forget to post pics when ya get it!;)
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  12. CaliforniaSlim

    CaliforniaSlim Gretschie

    Jul 21, 2016
    Welcome. If you pull the trigger, you won't be disappointed.
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  13. Blue333

    Blue333 Electromatic

    Kingsville, TX
    Thanks for the warm welcome! I've had my heart set on that Jet for too long to waver now, I think. I see a Red Jet in my not-too-distant future!
  14. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Welcome Blue333 from cold Canada! I have a G6228 with the flame maple bourbon top. Pretty good guitar I think:)
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  15. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Howdy Blue, good to have you here. Lots of love for Texas and Teles!
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  16. johnnyvile

    johnnyvile Electromatic

    Feb 8, 2019
    I’m new here too. From Austin. I just visited Corpus Christi for the first time last month. Nice little city there.
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  17. Blue333

    Blue333 Electromatic

    Kingsville, TX
    It's going to be cold here Wednesday night, all the way down to 39. Brrr! Good thing it will be 70 on Thursday, I'll only need a light jacket! I grew up in Chicago and drew a line on the map when I got out of the Navy that indicated how far north I was willing to move. It was right around Dallas...:) Remember this when its6a hundredy-billion degrees with three hundred percent humidity here in August and laugh and laugh and laugh.

    I can't wait to order my guitar (I have to, because my wife said so and she is infinitely smarter than I am)!
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  18. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    All the way down to 39! Freezing rain, ice pellets and about a foot of it from tonight through tomorrow here. We're planning to pull the covers over our heads until it goes away!
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  19. Merc

    Merc Synchromatic

    May 6, 2017
    Welcome. Although Gretsch is a favorite around here, we are guitar lovers so there are others that get love as well.

    There was a regular member here recently selling a 6228 that was virtually new for a great price. Assuming he still has it, I think it was $1400 if I remember right but it’s the green one. He got a great deal during a 48 hour super sale at Christmas. It’s really a stellar guitar, he just rotate’s guitar often. TSims is his handle.
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  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Blue333!
    welcome mat texas 2.jpg
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