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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by EssEll, Oct 11, 2019.
Welcome! soon to be Gretschified chat member. lt of good people and info here.
Aloha and welcome!
Welcome to the forum, EssEll !
Welcome to Gretschville!
You should be able to play the Gretsch at Vinifera on Nov 1st
Hey EssEll! I’m also new(ly active) here having picked up my dream Gretsch!
That Vintage Orange looks stunning - is it the centre block or fully-hollow version? Either way - very nice!
I believe it has the center block (they call it sound-post bracing... I think!). What model is yours? First Gretsch?
You know, it’s not just Gretsch guitars we like seeing in pictures. We like to drool over all guitars.
Ah - I shall have to read up on that! I have a 335 semi and have often wondered how similar the Gretsch semi/hollow construction is.
My new Gretsch is a G6128T-1962 Duo Jet (phew!) which is not technically my first as I have owned a couple previously but this is the one I’ve been after for ages and the only one I currently own. Thread in the Newbies section if you wanna see pics.
Obviously I need a big hollow body like the Fairlane Blue Electromatic G5420T or a White Penguin to go with it now ...
Hi and welcome! We're cool around here...
Anyway - a 5422 does not have a centerblock. A 5622 has - the 4 and 6 on 2nd position indicate that ... although the numbers aren't fully consistent, here they are - 5 points toward Electromatic, meaning the level of cost, hierarchy, that stuff ... 4 means true hollowbody (with some kind of bracing), 6 means semihollow (with a centerblock), 22 means big body, double cutaway (20 would mean big body, single cutaway - 55 would mean small body ... which may be singlecut or doublecut). This is, somehow, confusing, as there is no sytematic behind it applying to all their guitars, but this applies to some at least.
A sound post is just ... a post. A bar conncting top and back on the bass side of the bridge in this case. While a centerblock literally is a block, a solid piece of wood running through the body's center and taking all stuff attached to the top, like pickups, bridge, vibrato, ...
The 5422 lost a close race to a 5420 in my case - the red/gold finish got me when I saw her the first time.
Welcome - You landed in a Great Forum.
Welcome. This is a good forum with so much info and real knowledge. Have fun.
Excellent info, Dennis -- thanks very much.
Welcome and congrats on a fine guitar, as many have said won't be long until you have another one.
Welcome and congrats on your choice.
Howdy SL, good to have you here. I’m up in your corner myself. Congratulations on your new GreTsch!
Thank-you, sir! And hmmm... "High Desert..." Maybe Spokane? Yakima? Tri-Cities? I'm a Richland Bomber myself...
I stand corrected on my previous guess (being the Gretsch newbie that I am). It has the center post, but not the block running the full body length.