Howdy gang, I've been on this forum since I first started playing electric guitar seriously. It has been a source of wisdom, good conversation, and the best online gear community I've ever lurked or been a part of. I grew up with Gretsch-Talk and for that, I am grateful. I have recently joined the team at Chicago Music Exchange. I hope this isn't a rule-breaker but I'm just here to say to you all: I am your Gretsch ally! Anything Gretsch related (or any gear in general) please, email me. I would love nothing more than to have fellow GT members get the best deals on Gretsch guitars, and other gear. My email is Edward@ChicagoMusicExchange.[dot]com With what I can disclose, I'll also have insight and "heads up" on new and exciting things coming out. So you let me know what you need, and I will help as much as I can! It's easy nowadays to just click "make an offer" or "add to cart" on Reverb and other sites. But trust me when I tell you -- when you deal directly with a real person, you'll always get the best deals. Let's party!