New guy from NY

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Far To Many, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Far To Many

    Far To Many Electromatic

    Age:
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    70
    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    Hi All,

    Saying Hi from Upsate New York.

    I have had a 5120 that I bought new in '07. Surprisingly I never modded it until now--in the parts collection stage.

    I also have a 2004 G5250 Jet project that has been sitting for years that I kind of regained some interest in now that I sold my Les Paul Studio P-90

    And a G5022 Falcon Rancher that I LOVE the look, but I am just not bonding with it, so it's going to go.

    I have finally gotten to a stage in my life where I have been turning a good portion of my collection again, trading quantity for quality. To that I have sold 5 of my "other low end" guitars this year and picked up a 1990 , 1991 and 2012 Gibson Firebirds (my favorite!), and I actually just sold the 2011 P90 Les Paul I had bought earlier this year, only because I like the very similar styled 2012 Firebird that much better.

    And with that in mind, I am well onto my way to saving up for my first 6XXX series Gretsch. Currently looking at Anniversary models (both originals and reissues) and a Setzer in Highland Green. All subject to change of course.
     
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  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
  3. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    222
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Great to see another guy from NY, welcome!
     
  4. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT ,FTM!
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Hi Far To Many and welcome . How far " up " are ya . People say I live up state but I'm only in Rockland County just 15 miles from the Big Apple .
     
  6. Beardog

    Beardog Gretschie

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    457
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
  7. Far To Many

    Far To Many Electromatic

    Age:
    46
    70
    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    LOL, that's not upstate. Just a fretboard away from Albany--almost literally.
     
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  8. Far To Many

    Far To Many Electromatic

    Age:
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    70
    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    Just asking because I have to, do you have an old car like your avatar, and how far west are you?
     
  9. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Welcome to the forum!
     
  10. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk Far To Many, and hello from Tennessee!
     
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Ah , you're only a 2 hour drive from me . That's not upstate either ...lol.... Cranberry Lake , Lake George ... now we're talkin'
    ( BTW - ya got me , I was born in The Bronx ) Welcome again my friend :)
     
  12. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    222
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Lol, unfortunately I don’t, but a guy can dream can’t he? I’m about 3 hours west of you in sunny Rochester where summers are short and snow is plentiful.
     
  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the asylum!
     
  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Far To Many!
    welcome mat fireworks.png
     
  15. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Synchromatic

    624
    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    Welcome, and we NEED pictures of those 'Birds
     
  16. Far To Many

    Far To Many Electromatic

    Age:
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    70
    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    Thank You and thanks to others too. Happy almost New Year.

    - '95 Epiphone with 2017 Gibson electronics/ pickups
    - 2012 Gibson Firebird 70's tribute
    -1990 Gibson Firebird V -- first year of reissue - Near mint, bought from a collector (Dave's Guitars in Wisconsin)
    -1991 Gibson Firebird V -- My dream guitar come true

    Epi Firebird III 95 Korea Ser U5120042.jpg Gibson Firebird Studio 2012 10.JPG Gibson Firebird V 1990 - Pic7.jpg Gibson Firebird V 1991 8.jpg
     
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  17. Far To Many

    Far To Many Electromatic

    Age:
    46
    70
    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    I guess while we're at it, the Gretsch's

    - '07 5120, all stock at this point except for truss rod cover.
    -'15 5022 , Just not bonding with it, so it's for sale
    -'04 5250 Special Jet---the set neck style. If I can actually finish this 10 year project, it will be a Jet like never produced.

    Gretsch 5120 2007 1.jpg Gretsch 5022CWFE Falcon Rancher 1.jpg gretsch 5250 special jet 1.jpg
     
  18. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    514
    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Hello from California Far To Many and welcome to Gretsch Talk.
     
  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome to the friendliest guitar forum on the inter webs. Nice guitars you’ve got.

    If you aren’t going to finish the Jet project, I’d happily purchase it from you.
     
  20. LongJohn

    LongJohn Gretschie

    267
    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    Welcome Far To Many (this group of enablers would disagree)