Which Pros play Electros???

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by larryb, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    It‘s Punk, it‘s sooo cool ... where‘s the head shaking emoji? :confused:
     
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  2. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Alright, I think I’ve got the mystery 71 TA thing figured out. I’m partially wrong but I’m pretty sure I’m right he didn’t hand scrape it and that’s from playing as he does and what he wears. To be honest I don’t care for the look either. But I loved Op Ivy back in the day.... Sound System.

    You’ve got to be right and that would explain the natural color as well. It took me the below photo zoomed in to realize it.

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    Black paint over the binding, as well as being sprayed with the knobs left on, then removed. Andrew Griffin with the win on this one.
     
  3. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Age:
    82
    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Neil Finn (FleetwoodMac) if he hasn't already been mentioned.
    Norah Jones!!!
     
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  4. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I know some folks like the relic thing.
    That's cool . Personally It just isn't me. Not my thing. I actually feel bad when I get a ding on one of my guitars or some of the finish comes off. I know that overtime there's going to be a certain amount of wear and I can accept that, but I try to take really good care of my guitars to try to preserve their beauty.
     
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Yeah, I was already corrected by jay_mci. Sorry Tim!!
     
  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    430
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Does anyone know why if his long time gretsch guitar was a country club then why did gretsch do it as an electromatic series signature model, why not a pro series based around the country club?
    I'm not a relic person either well not to that degreee, I like mildly warn with the paint faded or flattened and worn through in bits but not dents/damaged/paint flaking off.
     
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Electromatics?
     
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  8. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    658
    Oct 22, 2015
    I'm not an expert, but since Mr. Armstrong made his name as a punk, and few punks have much money, it would seem reasonable to offer a punk inspired guitar at a lower price point. I have the G5191 and I think it's a great guitar, even though I'm no punk and play in a more folkie manner.
     
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  9. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    430
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I did kinda think along those lines, I have heard about a few musicians using that theory on their signature models.
     
  10. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Will the target customers, e.g. Punks, buy a Proline for around 3000 bucks? I guess, most won’t ;)
     
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I seem to remember the TA Electromatic was not exactly a budget offering. About 14/1500 Euros in Europe, and that was 10 years ago. About the same time I bought a new ‘50s CV Tele for €330 at Thomann. Crazy...
     
  12. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Most of us dont buy brand new pro line guitars. I just bought a 2015 setzer hotrod and it cost $1100. It will need some work, but I like that stuff :)
     
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  13. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    you prob wouldnt like my 2015 G6120SHBK :)
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  14. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    It still costs 1350€ in Germany, if you can find one. So yes, it‘s strangely overpriced :eek:
     
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  15. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Love it!!!!
     
  16. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Age:
    82
    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Pretty sure... NeilFinn+Stevie.jpg
     
  17. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I recognize that one from online. It’s hard to forget. What’s your plan for it? I don’t vision you leaving the pickups as it.
     
  18. RomanS

    RomanS Gretschie

    328
    May 26, 2010
    Vienna, Austria
    Mud switch, Filtertrons, B3 - looks like a Pro-line 6131 Jet Firebird, not an Electromatic (which would have a B5, tone pot, and blacktops...)
     
  19. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Nice. Very tricky guitar, disguising itself with an "Electromatic" label.
     
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  20. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    As pointless as music . . . Just to enjoy something on ones own terms.
     
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