NGD - Blue Jazz Cat

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Wayne Gretschzky, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Ok Gretsch fans... this won't be for everybody. This is a Teye Jazz Cat model, which they just started producing a year or two back. This is the 15th one made, was displayed at NAMM last month, and they allowed me to dictate the color. Those that know me won't be surprised that it's blue! Probably over-the-top aesthetically for some, but I love it. If you keep an open mind, you can see that this guitar employs TV Jones Filtertrons (Powertrons), and B5 style vibrato (Duesenberg made), and even an over-sized F-hole. That's about where the comparisons to Gretsch stop. Sonically, this semi-solid sports a "Mojo" Blue Cat full*.jpeg Blue Cat body*.jpeg coil-splitting circuit that can be rolled on and off, as opposed to the more common push-pull control. That, in conjunction with the 5-way pickup selector makes for a huge variety of tone. The neck is wider than most... 1-7/8" at the nut. I find that I can adjust to that in a just a few minutes after playing any of my other guitars. Anyway... I'm loving it, and since most guys have never even seen one, I thought I would share!
     
  2. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Edinburgh
    Ooooh. I think I do like that! Lovely stuff!

    Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
     
  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Damn, Ed! That's very nice. Congrats. Of course the color is Dr Milktruck Approved. :cool:
     
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  4. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Spectacular guitar, Ed!
     
  6. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Ha! Didn't take you long to sniff this one out Jim. Your blue guitar radar is impressive!
     
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  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    With all my sales, I'm building up an impressive kitty for a purchase. I'm trying to figure what is the ultimate blue guitar build.
     
  8. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
  9. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

    225
    Jan 10, 2017
    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
    That is a very cool guitar, congrats!
     
  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
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  11. Pcampbell

    Pcampbell Electromatic

    68
    Feb 26, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Wow! I think I might faint if I saw a guitar that beautiful/cool in person. Or like Wayne from Wayne's World I'd be doing the "we're not worthy!" thing (and Garth would probably "hurl").
     
  12. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Congrats! A little flashy for some but I like seeing guitars like this that likely tested the craftsman. Lots of work went into this one for sure.

    The blue flamed maple is obvious, but what’s the other wood? How about a shot of the back of the neck to see the grain of whatever said Mystery wood is.
     
  13. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    464
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Wow that’s fancy! Bling for days. Very cool.
     
  14. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Wow, very cool. How does coil splitting roll on and off, is that like coil tapping? [Nevermind, jist saw Ricochet's link.] And what is the pickguard made from, aluminum?
     
  15. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    293
    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    It doesn't look like it should be played... it's too nice!
     
  16. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Dang! When you quit foolin with factory instruments that's where you go.
     
  17. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    474
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Are the maple top and back inlaid into the body or do they sit on it like pickguards? Not sure from the pictures.
     
  18. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Nice. I like the blue.
     
  19. Groutsch

    Groutsch Electromatic

    28
    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
  20. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    What’s the back wood?

    How much does it weigh?

    Many people rave about the Les Trem. What do you think, compared to a Bigsby?
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
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