Your First Gretsch

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by Les Pedals, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Les Pedals

    Les Pedals Gretschie

    Mar 29, 2017
    South Jersey
    image.jpg My first Gretsch, 1968 Double Anniversary at the Tropicana Hotel Casino Atlantic City in the 1900's.
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  2. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Late 90's 6120-60 sadly long gone and much missed. 20160323_065812.jpg
  3. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    My one and only: 5420T in Snow Crest White and all gold hardware.

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  4. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    My beloved 5120. Still have it, and it isn't going anywhere. It's my main player. Sorry about the fuzzy pics.

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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    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.
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  6. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    5120 with TVJ Classics and Compton.
    Not sure why the bridge looks skewed to the right..

  7. ultra80096

    ultra80096 Electromatic

    Sep 28, 2014
    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. birkeybleammiller.jpg
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  8. Brutus Presley

    Brutus Presley Gretschie

    Jan 21, 2016
    A 5420! My one and only Gretsch at the moment
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    These where the times...unbelieveble. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
    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.
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  11. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    IMG_3184.JPG This was my first a G5420T Aspen Green. Now sold but i have a couple of 5420s Orange & Fairlane blue.
  12. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    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.
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I started off on the other end of the spectrum---early '90s Synchro G1619. Those lead up to the hard stuff....
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  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    6120-1959LTV in 2010:

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  16. old mark

    old mark Gretschie

    My first 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!
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  17. Bravefaces

    Bravefaces Gretschie

    Jan 13, 2014
    Central Australia NT
    Mine is this 1974-75 (not 100% sure) 7612 Roc Jet. Still, I believe one of the most under rated Gretschs ever produced!

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  18. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    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.

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  19. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
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