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New member with a 1972 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman in Québec

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Olive, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. rob batz

    rob batz Gretschie

    Age:
    35
    496
    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    Olive , that’s a sweet guitar it’s very cool looking and I’m sure it plays just beuitfully
     
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  2. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Nice Gent. I didn't know the Baldwin's don't have back pads.
     
  3. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I doubt fender or gretsch will reissue the papers - i think you are perhaps imparting greater value to them than they really justify. I would thinking that in order to authenticate your guitar, they would have to physically inspect it in person. Hardly worth the cost and bother.

    We all certainly consider Gretsches modern art - but it's modern art made by one company contracted by another and mass produced in factories by multiple workers. Not the usuall production method for art which usually has one individual creator.
     
  4. Olive

    Olive Electromatic

    27
    Feb 10, 2018
    Gatineau, Qué, Canada
    My guitar was number 217 in November 1972. At this time it mean that Gretsch built about 20 guitars every month. I can say it was a mass production and I agree with you but not as today's mass production. I don't wait to much from them cause as you said, it will probably need a physical inspection but maybe a local inspection by a Gretsch representative will be ok?
     
  5. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Welcome to the Forum and what a beauty you have there !!
     
  6. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    37
    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    With respect you'll not get much from gretsch.
    Why are you so bothered about getting a certificate??

    Its obvious what it is.
     
  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    47
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Olive !

    Nice geet.
     
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Félicitations pour une fabuleuse guitare et bienvenue à Gretsch-Talk!

    (Per Google Translate!)
     
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  9. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Bonjour Olive, et bienvenue à Gretsch Talk. I don't know how I missed this thread but welcome brother Canuck. Big Gretsch Round-Up happening on May 12 in Kingston.
     
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  10. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    I think I understand this post.

    Is it in Portugese?

    Russ
     
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  11. Ylikessu

    Ylikessu Electromatic

    Age:
    56
    97
    Oct 17, 2017
    Finland
    Welcome to forums Olive, beautiful guitar you have there!
     
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  12. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    I have eleven of my vintage Gretsch guitars insured, and having the warrantee certificate is a non-issue. An appraisal (from a qualified source) is what they require.
     
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  13. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    The "local representative" would be from Fender (there really isn't a Gretsch employed staff anymore). And what credentials would they have to certify your guitar? You might try and contact Joe Carducci who's the Fender product manager for the Gretsch line, but he'd probably just call me.
     
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  14. Olive

    Olive Electromatic

    27
    Feb 10, 2018
    Gatineau, Qué, Canada
    May 12, I'll be there. Thanks for the info!
     
  15. Olive

    Olive Electromatic

    27
    Feb 10, 2018
    Gatineau, Qué, Canada
    Maybe we should start this business together? ;-)
     
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  16. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
    Welcome to the forum. Your guitar is beautiful.
     
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  17. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Cool, I look forward to meeting you!
     
  18. Olive

    Olive Electromatic

    27
    Feb 10, 2018
    Gatineau, Qué, Canada
    Hi Wayne,

    isn't it was you said ?
     

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  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Gretsch Pages is the other Gretsch forum. We're much friendlier here. :cool:
     
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  20. Tricone

    Tricone Synchromatic

    721
    Feb 9, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Welcome to the forum Olive!
     
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