Non-traditional Gretsch players?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by BohemianLikeMe, May 22, 2020.

  1. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Gretschie

    Jun 12, 2012
    I somehow recalled this mid 90s pop number. By Meredith Brooks.

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  2. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Portugal. The Man
  3. RomanS

    RomanS Gretschie

    May 26, 2010
    Vienna, Austria

    Julian Lage with a Duo Jet.
  4. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Bohemian - you forgot about Billy Gibbons, Jack White, Malcolm Young, David Gilmour, Chris Cheney, Neil Finn, Billy Duffy and many more modern players. These are the guys who turned me onto gretsch.

    They are all traditional gretsch players imo :)
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  5. Scott

    Scott Country Gent

    Jun 27, 2008
    Winston-Salem, NC
  6. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Jimi Hendrix with a Gretsch Corvette:
    Jimi with Corvette.jpg
  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Bruce Welch from The Shadows:
    Bruce Welch 6120.jpg Bruce-Gretsch6120.jpg
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    John Lennon & Little Richard:

    john-lennon-gretsch.jpg little richard gretsch.jpg
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  10. Gibbsy

    Gibbsy Electromatic

    May 6, 2020
    London, UK
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  11. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Jack White’s played a few Gretsch guitars.. 80149D29-A894-49F5-866D-FAC85F15EFA2.jpeg
  12. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    But what is a non-traditional Gretsch player ?
    Ok for paul simon (who is expected to play electro-acoustic folk guitars) but the rest are very traditional Gretschy to me. Perhaps the jazz jet of Julian Lage was a real surprise the smooth tone he can get, the others are all rock & roll which is 100% Gretsch territory.
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  13. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    So I take non-traditional as non-usual Gretsch player : Jimi Page

    Jimi don't like rock and roll since his very first beginnings :
    LedZep Neil Christian & The Crusaders Jimmy Page Gretschy.jpg

    Jimi has got short hairs at least one day in his life with the Yardbirds :
    eClapton Gretsch and Vox.jpg.540x540_q85_autocrop.jpg

    Jimi like using the tone switch :
    LedZep Jimmy Gretsch 32d9613e429037e2c28d2bd009f5f33.jpg

    Jimi has different careers in life :
    1/ as a porn star :
    Ledzep jPage tumblr_pnm7rrr6K61tv7opbo1_400.jpg
    2/ as a baseball player :
    Ledzep jPage 092_f.jpg

    Jimi is always wearing black :
    Ledzep jPage 3ad11ca9876b46bc109.jpg

    Old Jimi gets wiser and wiser :
    Ledzep jPage _q85_autocrop.jpg

    All this may contain some very fake news, but I don't care speading these kind of fun ones.
    Last edited: May 23, 2020 at 6:15 AM
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  14. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Yes, that’s right.
    I guess he’s an endorser, although now he play almost only Teles. Still he rocks his Rancher for acoustic numbers.
    His Triple Jet is something though. Especially the Copper model.
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  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
  17. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    j.s.c., I'm sorry to say it, but that dude isn't Jimmy Page. That's Eric Clapton who didn't come to terms with his Gretsch since he was used to playing a Tele in those days.
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I believe it is the same guitar in the photo.
  19. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    Oh sure. They're all great players too. But I'm interested in seeing Gretsch players, like the Paul Simon pic, that nobody would expect to be using them, or in genres we wouldn't expect. That's always really interesting to me. :D
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  20. dlew919

    dlew919 Synchromatic

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Love this post, but that’s Eric...
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