hey all - I’m new around here but since I got a new Gretsch the other day I figured I’d better post. I’ve always been a far off fan of Gretsch guitars and even owned a few - A Sparkle Jet, 6118 and Electromatic Elliot - but none of them lasted long for one reason or another. I’ve been a gear flipper for over 20 years so I’ve become pretty fussy with particular likes and dislikes and to be honest nothing stays around that long. My favourite Gretsch’s have always been the Falcons. I think It started with the video for Moneky Wrench by Foo Fighters...the headstock, sparkle binding and bold look just really grabbed me. Anyhow, most Falcon’s I’ve seen for sale here in Canada were more than I wanted to spend. Recently though this Phoenix went up for sale and it has a lot of cool features I look for. TV Jones, 25.5”, Nitro Finish, pinned bridge and of course that headstock and sparkle binding....and the price was right. Anyhow, I’m obviously in the honeymoon period but I’m loving it so far. Played through my Matchless C-30 today was just a beautiful tonal experience. Cheers everyone!