The Committee -A Baldwin Era mess or...?

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by AguynamedJ, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    So was the BST-5000

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  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Does the neck have side dots??
     
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  3. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    WHAT?!?!?! AND 24 FRETS?!?!?! GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!!! I NEED IT NOW!!!!

     
  4. J Bird

    J Bird Gretschie

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    Sorry for the long delay in my response E-man, yes, it has dots on the neck binding.
    And drmilktruck, Jerry probably never played a Committee (perhaps in a shop, almost certainly not on stage). Some of his guitars had a few things in common, though.
    My friend, when playing my Commitee through my Twin, sounds eerily like late '60s early '70s Jerry tone. I love it! I lay down some Buddy Holly rhythm, he does his lead thing, I just smile, smile, smile.
     
  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I wasn't saying Jerry played a Committee, I was responding to a comment about Alembic guitars and how heavy they were.

    This Jerry Garcia Alembic style guitar, "Tiger," weighed 13.5 lbs.

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  6. NJDevil

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    I don't know a thing about these and after reading the thread topic I had made up my mind......nahhhhh! Now? I want one! And of course I'm curious about grabbing one and installing Magna'Trons.
     
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  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
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    I love Baldwin's, I'd like a TK myself.
     
  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

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    The old Ibanez Musicians looked real similar. Screenshot_2018-09-12-15-50-42-1.png
     
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  9. NJDevil

    NJDevil Gretschie

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    I thought this was a pretty good review especially when he starts playing clean....I want one:

     
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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    David - you could carve a niche in guitar building - Baldwin era Gretsches! I'd be interested in a new made Committee.

    I found a guy on the interwebs a few years ago who made laminate guitar bodies like that, but I can't find him any more.
     
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  11. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    I’ve heard that guitar is what killed him. :)
     
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  12. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

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    it's a cool looking guitar imo!!! congrats & enjoy!!!!
     
  13. Freshy

    Freshy Gretschie

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    Completely off point but I wonder if that upper strap button position would make my SG ride up and flatter?
     
  14. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    I’d go so far as to consider it a calling. No one else can do this, David. :)
     
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  15. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    If anyone wants one, I'd be more than happy to do it. Not sure how to make it so it's not 10 pounds but there's probably a way.
     
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    My Pro Jet is 10 pounds and is a back killer. 13.5 pounds may not have killed Jerry, but it sure could do some damage to his spine.
     
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  17. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    Probably so, but I doubt that Jerry was feeling any pain. :)
     
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  18. NJDevil

    NJDevil Gretschie

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    The heavier it is, the better for me. It actually is more comfortable and I mostly practice standing up. My LP is close to 10 lbs. and the Tokai is closing in on 11 pounds. I love the Edwards I have but it is considerably lighter around 8. I believe it has to do with the type of mahogany used for the body.

    If the funds were not so tight right now, I would certainly be asking for some of your magic!!!!
     
  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Well, it's not like Gretsch has an overabundance of solid body/slab guitars. If you need a slab, the Committee is a good way to go. Of course, the PAF style 'buckers would have to go. P-90s or DeArmonds would be perfect.