Red Sparkle Jet on Reverb!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Uncle Daddy, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    You only need one working kidney, right?
     
  2. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    What's the street price on a relic one?
     
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  3. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Double post. WiFi fubar!
     
  4. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I had a 5126 Silver Sparkle like that. You could see the overspray of flakes in the pickup holes!
     
  5. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Yup, a real beauty alright. I find the red on these compliment the mahogany really well too. I would have one had I not hesitated from getting approval from the wife a year and a half ago. And due to recent Vox GAS I’m dead in the water on this one too.

    Summer NAMM is around the corner. I really wish they’d do a similar large sparkle again. This time maybe in a black sparkle or even blue. Section2’s recent blue sparkle shows how great it would look. Aside from custom shops or FSR, I don’t believe they’ve done either color since around 1999/2000. Bring them back.
     
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  6. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
  7. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
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  8. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    We’re talking sparkle here, not glitter, not metallic, but sparkle.

    I love my Red Sparkle Duo Jet. I also love my Midnight Sapphire Penguin. It’s kind of glitterish, but not worth to mention besides a real sparkle.

    A reissue of a black sparkle Jet would be nice. It might be the only reason to part with my Red Sparkle Duo Jet. Buy first, sell later. Much, much later.
     
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  9. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Age:
    58
    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    0883AF2F-0771-42C0-900E-25F724AC6F20.jpeg Yup, I wanted a white guitar, so I did the same thing with vinyl.
     
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  10. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    that pro jet is lush'ish, oooooh what a legit mama!
     
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  11. flashsync

    flashsync Electromatic

    16
    Feb 7, 2018
    Gilbert, Arizona
    so here I have a 55 reissue in red sparkle and a matching red sparkle amp, but they do not photograph well....
     

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  12. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Looks great!

    What's the story with that Bigsby?
     
  13. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Age:
    58
    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    Haha, this is the guitar that ultimately led to the invention of Biggsfix. One of the MANY things I tried was putting a REAL (USA) Bigsby on it, so I picked a B7 especially because it looked more classic. It still would not stay in tune because I had not yet discovered that the extreme break angle was causing problems. After I got the tuning issues straightened out with the Biggsfix, I saw a “Sta-Tuned” fine-tuning system on the local CL. I didn’t really need it, but since I wanted to check it out, what the heck...... It is designed more for a B6, but always up for a challenge, cut away a little of the casting to get it to fit. Viola!

    I call it my Floydsby!
     
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