Whats your favorite body size?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by budglo, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. budglo

    budglo Electromatic

    Feb 26, 2019
    Fairly new to Gretsches , but I really love the bigger bodied Gretsches. Love my 5420t with the 2.75 thick body . I looked at some 6120s , but most of them are thinner bodies .

    Whats your preference?
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    My 6120 and my Dreadnaughts
  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  4. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I like big bouts and I cannot lie.....I also love Tele's and off-sets
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Juniors and Jets. If larger, then thin bodies. It's all about an old arm injury which makes large deep-bodied guitars very painful for me to play.
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  6. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    I seem to be accustomed to wider and/or larger bodied guitars. My Sheraton II and G5420T I can for hours. My Danelectro 12... my elbow is further out from my body and the angle makes my shoulder start aching. Seems counter intuitive considering how thin and small the body is. I was quite surprised.
  7. Calvin Lee 2

    Calvin Lee 2 Electromatic

    Oct 9, 2017
    New York
    I definitely prefer a thicker body for sure. Super huge and super thin bodies aren't usually for me, but it really depends a lot on the overall body shape.

    EDIT: oh, you guys are talking about guitars...
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  8. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Guess that I'm partial to 17", 2.75" deep bodies. I like 16", 2.75" deep too, but something about the 17's.

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  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Nope. Not going there. It's just too easy.
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  10. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Big enough to hide my own body
  11. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

  12. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I like anything from Jets up to the big hollowbodies. I've never had a problem with full 2 3/4" depth 16" guitars or thinline 17" guitars. I thought I might have an issue with full depth 17" guitars, but recently had my first chance to spend some quality time with a '55 Falcon reissue and found is surprisingly comfortable. In fact, the only guitar I've ever found unpleasant for gigging was an old Silvertone Black Beauty (Espanada without the aluminum) that was 3 1/2" deep. That was just too much for me.
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  13. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Weight balance is more important to me than body size.
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  14. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    good body size...
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  15. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Strats to Jests. My preference.
  16. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    Mar 12, 2012
    ....I see others have already beat me to the punch, so, I will just stay quiet...but, DARN, THAT was a LOADED question.

  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    As far as Gretsches are concerned, i like most of the big hollow stuff,but a 16" 6120 with 2 3/4 depth is just about prefect for me.

    But i wouldn't mind a slimline Club someday...come on Gretsch...do it!;)
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