Non-traditional Gretsch players?

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  1. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    Is Malcolm Young and AC/DC considered traditional "Gretsch"-style? Jet and Falcon, and both are not usually seen in harder Rock'n'Roll groups.
     
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  2. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    That twangy solo in Dude looks like a lady...hhhm i know he mainly used a telecaster on the album, but i wonder ifjoe actually laid the solo down on his Sparkle Jet.
    Billie Joe: images.jpeg
     
  3. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

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  4. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

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    Yes, and no, I guess. I think the New York Dolls and AC/DC are kinda coming from the same place, so it makes sense to see Falcons there. Syl Sylvain was one of my first non-Setzer Gretsch heroes.
     
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  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
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    Yes, that’s him in the Theatre of Hate pic posted earlier, but he was just a rhythm guy in those day.
    With The Cult he took his Falcon to some very non-traditional areas for that guitar.
    The fist 2 Cult Records are all Falcon and they’re awesome.
     
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  6. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Placebo’s Brian Molko.
     
  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Steve Marriott.
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    Same geet painted white.

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  9. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    Man, I miss that guy. What he may have lacked in stature, he more than made up for in rock 'n' roll chutzpah.
     
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  10. Rckt-Brew

    Rckt-Brew Electromatic

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    Richard Fortus in Guns N' Roses. Although I prefer his earlier work in Love Spit Love.
     
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm with ya on that one ......o_O
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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  13. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

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    Well, he's got big shoes to fill. I loved Izzy's playing.
     
  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Neil " Spider " Giraldo , Pat Benatar's husband .
     
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  15. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Kinda random, but I bought my Anni Jr from Lou Reed's guitar tech, Stewart Hurwood.
     
  16. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
  17. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Jack White played Falcons and guitars that looked like Gretschs that were built by his guitar tech for him.
     
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  18. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
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  19. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

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    Love the Small Faces!
     
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  20. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

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