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

  1. russmack

    russmack Synchromatic

    531
    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Hmmm.

    Fifty-plus years ago. We were all so young, and the instruments were so dang necessary.

    Well, I kept the dream alive, and I'm so bloody glad that I finally bought my 6120.

    After fifty-five days, I'm finally getting to know my Gretsch.

    So far, absolutely no complaints. Although - the strap buttons could be improved on. That's not a complaint, just an observation.

    Russ
     
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  2. Londonbus

    Londonbus Electromatic

    Age:
    45
    88
    Oct 19, 2012
    Richland, WA
    6128-62. This isn't the exact guitar, but looked exactly like this one. I'll try to find an old pic of it.

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  3. brion

    brion Gretschie

    117
    Feb 28, 2013
    Independence, KY
    My first was a 6118T in Bamboo Yellow. I remember being very proud to finally own a Gretsch, but I never bonded with it so I sold or traded it. I'm sure there was nothing wrong with the guitar, I just wasn't ready for it.
     
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  4. Billy C

    Billy C Country Gent

    Aug 17, 2010
    El Mirage Arizona
    My first Gretsch was a 56 Clipper, gray/cream with white binding and a single cut away, single pickup. Traded it for a 59 Black duo-jet. Do I miss it, yes on that one for sure. Should have bought the jet outright and kept the clipper also...............
     
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  5. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Synchromatic

    816
    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    This recently-upgraded 5120 is still my only Gretsch, but it's the first 6-string I bought for myself while I was still working oilfield in Laredo 6 1/2 years ago. This is me representing at the Strat-Talk Roguestock jam up in NorCal last weekend. One of the guys over there commented, "he looks like a guy that should be playing an orange Gretsch." I found that to be quite a complement. :cool:
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  6. Ebidis

    Ebidis Gretschie

    Age:
    51
    126
    Jul 30, 2017
    Alabama
    My 5420. I've had it for about 3 1/2 weeks now.

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  7. sleeperNY

    sleeperNY Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    137
    Jun 18, 2008
    central NY
    Wow, this is a rough thread to read. It brings back some old but good memories. My first Gretsch was bought for me by my father who thought I was getting pretty good, it was a 1968 stereo White Falcon. That was in 1968 but sadly I no longer have it. I played it for about 25 years and sold it. It did do double duty with my second Gretsch witch I bought, a Super Chet. Also sadly gone now. I never felt I was that good but my peers here in New York must have thought so because in 2010 I got voted into the New York State Country Music Hall Of Fame. It had to be my playing because I don't sing.

    Jim
     
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    59
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I probably asked you already Jim , my fellow New Yawka . We're ya from neighbor . I'm in Rockland County
     
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    59
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Here's my first Gretsch , a 5120 with all it's mods . Bought it brand new in 2007 . I'm thinking of letting it go real soon ........... anyone ?
     

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  10. Oldfingers

    Oldfingers Gretschie

    Age:
    71
    377
    Nov 2, 2015
    Brainerd, MN
    My first Gretsch was a G 5120 Sunburst that I traded for a G 5125 which I still have and love!
     
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  11. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    598
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago

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  12. sleeperNY

    sleeperNY Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    137
    Jun 18, 2008
    central NY
    Thunder58 I live in central NY. A small town called Moravia.
     
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    59
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Beautiful area especially those Finger Lakes
     
  14. Likeabrave

    Likeabrave Synchromatic

    557
    Feb 11, 2010
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    [​IMG]2008 5120 -the Gateway Gretsch - bought new and modded over the course of a few years before being sold off.
     
  15. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Synchromatic

    816
    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Dammit, now I need something with Dynas in it...
     
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  16. Sunshine

    Sunshine Synchromatic

    590
    Jun 28, 2008
    Espoo, Finland
    My first Gretsch on the left...

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  17. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Not mine, but similar to what I had:

    - Black
    - Simulated f-holes
    - Streamliner G6103 or G6102, circa 1968
    - Supertron pickups

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