What would you do?? RHH vs Wariner

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Moleng1, Apr 7, 2020.

Which one?? Wariner Sig or RHH

  1. Reverend Horton Heat

  2. Steve Wariner

  1. Moleng1

    Moleng1 Synchromatic

    Jul 5, 2014
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    So, I have a beautiful Steve Wariner signature that I love, the extra neck length makes her a pleasure to play and the colour is stunning!...................... BUT!!

    There's a chance that I could trade the Wariner straight up for a RHH!! As much as I love the Wariner the RHH is just so "classic" Gretsch, G brand, Cacti and fence posts, Gretsch orange, on and on.................

    Just out of curiosity, if given the choice between these two guitars which one would y'all take home??
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  2. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    I’d chose the Wariner for everything but the extended scale. That just don’t fit me. To you even the scale sounds as a plus, so I voted the Wariner without doubt.
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  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    To me it is a question of style preference. Elegance vs. Country kitsch.
    I personally would choose Country kitsch.
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  4. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    RHH because it has less bracing.
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    No CONTEST. Wariner all day long and twice on Sundays.
  6. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    This. I LOVE the RHH, but the Wariner is just special.
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  7. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    Dec 29, 2009
    What’s the Wariner look like?
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  8. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    RHH for me... Classic look...
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  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    RHH ,i just love orange cowboy shtick !
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Steve Wariner because it's beautiful
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  11. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    RHH , I’m a sucker for cowboy style gretsch
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  12. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    I wouldn’t swop. I love my RHH. Maybe someday you will own both. But I wouldn’t swop a guitar that sounds, plays and feels great for one that has some visual bits that I like. The ONLY reason I’d swop (and, please hear me, I love my RHH) the ONLY reason I would swop is because the Wariner is leaving you lacking a bit in the sound department.
    The RHH model will be around for years to come. Maybe save up and set your sights on both!
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  13. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    May 11, 2017
    Can you try out the potential replacement in person?

    Then I'd do that and make the decision based on the outcome of that.
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  14. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Personally I wouldn't, I really like the RHH model but the Wariner looks to be more versatile, and to me it looks just as good as the RHH model, just different flavours.

    Have a play of the RHH model if you can, you will know straight away what you want to do after that.
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  15. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
  16. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    Dec 29, 2009
    Both are beautiful..The shorter scale of the RHH is where I start leaning away from the Wariner. Also I don’t like the looks of the smaller F holes or badge on head stock. I didn’t find any specks on Wariner bracing.. I do like the trestle bracing... if both were equal in condition I’d get the Orange Hillbilly Hotrod...
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  17. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    I love the RHH but just became familiar with the magic of the Wariner signature model and am taken back by the "wow" factor and it's uniqueness. I'd go for the Wariner.......also love that neck pickup for warmth on "bluesy" flat-picking soloing.
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  18. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Don't do it, it will be hard to find another Wariner.if you do, take some cash, doesn't seem like an even trade to me.

    Save your pennies and buy a RRH later. The world economy will crash (more), you will see more opportune. Silver lining
  19. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

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  20. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    Wariner all the way because of the scale! Not sure that's an even trade...?
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