Yes, I’m new here... first-time Gretsch owner

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by EssEll, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    413
    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    Welcome! soon to be Gretschified chat member. lt of good people and info here.
     
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  2. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Aloha and welcome!
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, EssEll !
    welcome mat 90.jpg
     
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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschville!
     
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  5. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    348
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    You should be able to play the Gretsch at Vinifera on Nov 1st
     
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  6. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Age:
    51
    980
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Welcome!
     
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  7. tolm

    tolm Electromatic

    59
    Jan 25, 2016
    UK
    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!
     
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  8. EssEll

    EssEll Electromatic

    47
    Oct 11, 2019
    Seattle area
    I believe it has the center block (they call it sound-post bracing... I think!). What model is yours? First Gretsch?
     
  9. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    63
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Welcome along!

    You know, it’s not just Gretsch guitars we like seeing in pictures. We like to drool over all guitars.

    Just sayin’...
     
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  10. tolm

    tolm Electromatic

    59
    Jan 25, 2016
    UK
    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 ...
     
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  11. DennisC

    DennisC Gretschie

    Age:
    37
    426
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    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.
     
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  12. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Electromatic

    49
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
  13. Gasee

    Gasee Electromatic

    65
    Jun 4, 2009
    SE/Pa
    Welcome - You landed in a Great Forum.
     
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  14. Sean McILwaine

    Sean McILwaine Synchromatic

    576
    Dec 26, 2012
    London UK
    Welcome. This is a good forum with so much info and real knowledge. Have fun.
     
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  15. EssEll

    EssEll Electromatic

    47
    Oct 11, 2019
    Seattle area
    Excellent info, Dennis -- thanks very much.
     
  16. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Electromatic

    83
    May 20, 2019
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome and congrats on a fine guitar, as many have said won't be long until you have another one.
     
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  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Welcome and congrats on your choice.
     
  18. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Howdy SL, good to have you here. I’m up in your corner myself. Congratulations on your new GreTsch!
     
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  19. EssEll

    EssEll Electromatic

    47
    Oct 11, 2019
    Seattle area
    Thank-you, sir! And hmmm... "High Desert..." Maybe Spokane? Yakima? Tri-Cities? I'm a Richland Bomber myself...
     
  20. EssEll

    EssEll Electromatic

    47
    Oct 11, 2019
    Seattle area
    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.
     
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