What's your favorite Gretsch and why?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Markkkky, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    sinister! i love it!
     
  2. MartyT

    MartyT Gretschie

    445
    Apr 8, 2010
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Thanks! And she sounds as good as she looks!
     
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  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I have no doubt. So hot.
     
  4. buchon2111

    buchon2111 Gretschie

    Age:
    19
    133
    Mar 26, 2016
    Way down in the boondocks
    For me, it's the G5420. It plays pretty well and sounds good, and it is unbeatable for the price. I am not afraid of it, as I would be with a pro-line.

    It's my first and only guitar. I learned on it, jammed on it, and ended up gigging with it. All the practices and all the people I met because of it make it special to me, so it is my favorite!
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Although I never owned either one , I always loved the lime green two tone Annie and the Tennessee Rose . There just soooooo beautiful in there own way
     
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  6. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    My old 6136T....Big, bold and a bit brassy; I do miss my Falcon!
     
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    My all-time favorite Gretsch is my 6119 1959RI Tennessee Rose built in 2007:
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    First of all: It is a one-pickup-affair.
    Most of you know already that I really love one-pickup-guitars.
    The TV Jones Powertron is the perfect Filtertron variant for me. You can do nearly every kind of musical style with this guitar. It is surprisingly versatile.
    The weight, the neck and the general shape of this guitar feels super comfy to me.
    The trestle-bracing makes it controllable when playing loud. (That`s what I mostly do.)
    The Bigsby on this one can`t be knocked out of tune even when really abusing it.
    The colour is a see-through tomato-soup red. So posh. So well made. So sturdy. A feast for the eyes.
    It feels luxurious like a big old Cadillac Convertible.
    When playing heavy rock music no one expects a guitar like this on stage. I usually get many compliments for it.
    This guitar makes me feel like a rockstar.
     
  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Same old question: Which one of your kids do you love the most? Impossible to answer!
     
  9. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    I’ve known a few women like that Larry! ;)
     
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    ...all good qualities too!!!:D;)
     
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  11. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I have to say a Panther but I would like to add an orange 6120 someday.
     
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  12. Pete66

    Pete66 Gretschie

    324
    Nov 18, 2015
    Wyre and Fylde
    My favourite Gretsch guitars are the ones I'll never be able to afford, unless I sell a kidney or some other organ I can get by without!
     
  13. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    My 6121-1959 Duo Jet is my favorite
    A real looker and what I believe to be a 9.5 radius ebony neck.
    Plays, sounds, and looks great!
     
  14. eggvan

    eggvan Gretschie

    171
    Nov 30, 2013
    England
    6120W with a P90 plonked in the neck position, thank you goodnight.
     
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  15. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    559
    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Not only my favorite Gretsch, but my favorite guitar period: my '99 6120-60 Nashville.

    Some people complain about the electronics in these pre-FMIC models, but no problems whatsoever with mine over 19 years of playing it. Totally love this guitar!
     
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  16. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    849
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Boy all of you have great taste in guitars. I don't see a bad one in the bunch.
     
  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Maybe that`s because there weren`t too many bad Gretsch models made...
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
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  18. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    849
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Maybe because our friends at GT have good taste in guitars. Gretsch guitars that is.
     
  19. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Annis, Annis and 5129s, which is just a red Anni with DeArmond pickups.
     
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