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Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by Les Pedals, Apr 30, 2017.
My first Gretsch, 1968 Double Anniversary at the Tropicana Hotel Casino Atlantic City in the 1900's.
Late 90's 6120-60 sadly long gone and much missed.
My one and only: 5420T in Snow Crest White and all gold hardware.
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My beloved 5120. Still have it, and it isn't going anywhere. It's my main player. Sorry about the fuzzy pics.
Mine was an older G5129 with a fixed bridge, a tension bar Bigsby and the Mickey Mouse f-holes.
Along with a G3905 Historic
G3905 Gretsch Historic Series "Synchromatic Jr." no longer mine. Involved in a trade for a G6040C-JP by bluenote23 posted May 16, 2010 at 7:03 PM
it got traded for this:
mystery guitar g6040C-JP looks like a G6040MCSS with Walnut stain. Traded by bluenote23 posted Jun 12, 2010 at 9:34 PM
which, with a fair bit of cash from me (not a great trade but now that it's done, one I don't regret making) got traded for this:
Fender Thinskin Jazzmaster in Shell Pink. Traded my G6040C-JP plus a load of cash for this one. by bluenote23 posted Nov 2, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Mine was an early 60ies Corvette. Bought it in the nineties dirtcheap at a time when Les Pauls were sold for top-dollar. Sold and bought many vintage Corvettes until I found the "right one". I really hope that I can afford to keep this one forever. It is such a weapon especially on crunchy Marshall rhythm sounds. You won`t believe it. Malcom Young would have played this if he knew about it. Imho.
5120 with TVJ Classics and Compton.
Not sure why the bridge looks skewed to the right..
My older brother found this (6120 Chet Atkins Nashville) in a music store in Indiana that the dealer had a hard time moving. Purchased with original hardshell case brand new..$250. Sadly I sold it later, but I purchased a near identical one used, very used a couple years ago. Here we are practicing in my old basement, May 1972.
A 5420! My one and only Gretsch at the moment
These where the times...unbelieveble. Thanks for sharing.
There's two ways to look at this.
In one way my first Gretsch was my dad's very early 60's gretsch white falcon, As I was brought up with it.
But the first one I actually bought with my own cash was my 62/3 gretsch 6120.
This was my first a G5420T Aspen Green. Now sold but i have a couple of 5420s Orange & Fairlane blue.
First Gretsch I ever saw in person belonged to a very good friend of mine. 1960 6122 Chet CG. First one I owned was (and is) a Tereda "1959" 6122, bought 2 years ago in his memory.
I started off on the other end of the spectrum---early '90s Synchro G1619. Those lead up to the hard stuff....
I wanted a Pro Gretsch, and paid through the nose to get this one.
Gretsch 6119 1959 by Ricochet posted Nov 17, 2011 at 5:15 AM
6120-1959LTV in 2010:
My first Gretsh...an early '60's Chet Atkins Tennessean, bought with factory case for $250...long gone. Now have a SnowCrest White 5420T, and another one, orange, coming Monday...and a 3rd one coming late next week, a G400 jazz guitar...I LIKE them!
Mine is this 1974-75 (not 100% sure) 7612 Roc Jet. Still, I believe one of the most under rated Gretschs ever produced!
I came late to the party. Being a long time former pure Les Paul player the release of the Billy Duffy Falcon made me curious and after trying several Electromatics and Prolines, I finally found the Panther to be the ideal hollow body for me.
So pretty Rich!!!! I love the simplicity of that one