Show Us (Me) Your Vintage Gretsch

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by Tricone, Jan 14, 2018.

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  1. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    One thing I like about my '59 RI is how delightfully light it is.
     
  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    I cant say that this is true for my 1959RI 6119. It is much heavier than my ex- original 1961 model.
     
  3. Verbageddon

    Verbageddon Electromatic

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    Jan 3, 2016
    Seattle
    I've seen some with the dowel/cap on the side of the neck and the heel is quite a ways up on the body. These bodies also look weird... They are the 2-pickup 6119 I think. That parallel bracing body might as well have been meant for a 2-pickup body. Who knows what Gretsch was doing...
     
  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Yes, I remember that the dovel was on the side on this one.
     
  5. afire

    afire Country Gent

    +1. That's my favorite color on a 6120. Bordering on brown, and I do like a brown guitar.
     
  6. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
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    I have owned 3 prolines: 6128TCG, 6136T, 6118T and the clipper had the best feeling, most comfortable neck, hands down!
     
  7. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    Always one to help where help is needed. Send them my way, I have a burn barrel out back and live in the boondocks. I'll even send you a picture of a fire, just to prove my integrity in this matter. :)
     
  8. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Of course mate which do u want? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
     
  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    ...at least the good money that I got for it solaced my bleeding heart.
     
  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Me too..LOL!
     
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  11. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Here’s my mid-60s Corvette I’m refretting and refinishing. TV Classics just for the photo op ;)
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  12. Tricone

    Tricone Synchromatic

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    Feb 9, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Forgive my ignorance, but what pups will you be installing? The originals?
     
  13. knavel

    knavel Synchromatic

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    Dec 26, 2009
    London, England
    IMG_0118.JPG 1960 6119. Great guitar.
     
  14. knavel

    knavel Synchromatic

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    Dec 26, 2009
    London, England
    Sorry for the funky photo layout. No idea.
     
  15. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    This poor thing was in need of much TLC, and I contemplated getting a vintage set of Hilos. But things being what they are, and this strictly being a player grade instrument, I decided to go with TV-HTs.
     
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  16. Verbageddon

    Verbageddon Electromatic

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    Jan 3, 2016
    Seattle
    Interesting! That looks like a rosewood fretboard, correct? And no Chet Atkins on the pickguard. And an older Bigsby before the Gretsch ones appeared in '59.
     
  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    What a wonderful place!:):):):):)
     
  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Get this baby on the road again!!!!
     
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