Another Unexpected NGD

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by new6659, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Beautiful Guitar, and a better wife for being so thoughtful.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful story, even if it makes some of us a little jealous. :)
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  2. Viking Power

    Viking Power Gretschie

    Jun 11, 2018
    Shoreline, WA
    That is a stunning guit! Congrats on the unexpected NGD!

    Even more though, congrats on having such a great wife. I’ve got a special one too and they are damn hard to find.
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  3. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Mud switch it is. This guitar seems transitional between the Vintage Select models and the Player's Edition models. It seems to have the body and neck construction of the former (I.e. an elevated fingerboard extension over the body allowing a pinned bridge on a rosewood base, tone switch rather than circuit) but with some of the features of the latter (Gotoh locking tuners, TOM bridge, Schaller strap locks) as well as souped up pickups (TV Jones Power'Trons). I'll see how they sound tonight. I've been fiddling with the setup and new strings today.
  4. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
    It's a great guitar. I'd take mine over the "equivalent" Players Edition any day. I am a big mud switch fan.

    One thing I did improve was the bridge. A titanium chambered compton took it the final step to being incredible.
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  5. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone. The guitar is AWESOME! (and so is Mrs. new6659:):))
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
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  6. All Thumbs

    All Thumbs Electromatic

    Dec 20, 2020
    Congrats on the guitar, but especially on the great wife.
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  7. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Btw, that’s what Jay Farrar from Son Volt has used for many years before to switch (lately, in the next year or so) to one of those new Broadkasters.
    I opened for Son Volt 6 years ago in Italy and his sound (trough a Bassman reissue) was absolutely stunning.
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  8. JaredmacNeil90

    JaredmacNeil90 Electromatic

    Jan 19, 2021
  9. Blister

    Blister Electromatic

    Jan 2, 2021
    Upstate NY
    What a great woman and a beautiful guitar
  10. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Gretschie

    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    "What colour is it? etc."

    My Wife does the same thing and that's the question that tells me her heart is melting because if she were going to say no she wouldn't care what color it is.

    Beutiful Gretsch. Gongrats and enjoy.
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  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congratulations, your wife sounds like a wonderful lady.

    I'm not a red guitar person but there is something about firebirds, I would happily own one.
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  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    That is one wonderful lady you got there sir!

    Congrats on the nice geet too...;)
  13. RPerry

    RPerry Electromatic

    Jan 12, 2021
    Rector Pa
    Congrats on the new Jet!!! I’m blessed with a wife like that!!
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  14. lbrous2

    lbrous2 Electromatic

    Nov 23, 2017
    Drop dead gorgeous!!! A dream with TV Jone'es.
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  15. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    B e a u t i f u l ! Enjoy!

    Just too darn pretty!

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  16. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    tell me how you shot this? ambient window lighting? Camera? lense? looks great
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  17. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada

    Only thing better than ''what we like to own'', is full support from our # 1.

    I love Jets...all Jets!


    two thumbs up!.jpg
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  18. birddog

    birddog Electromatic

    Apr 12, 2016
    She's a keeper! (Your wife) ((and likely the guitar too)) congrats to both!
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  19. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Pictures were taken with a Nikon D600 and a Sigma Art 35mm f1.4 lens, handheld. The light is coming from a large window which is above and behind the guitar. It was quite overcast at the time, maybe snowing, so the light was diffuse. The pictures were resized and corrected for lens distortions using DxO Photolab.

    I hope that helps.
  20. Psychoholic

    Psychoholic Electromatic

    Aug 30, 2020
    Loganville GA
    First congrats! Sounds like you have a wonderful wife and now another beautiful guitar!

    I was scrolling hoping to see what camera you used too (I see that @TV the Wired Turtle and I were thinking the same thing). The pictures are just as pretty as the guitar which is hard to do with any camera setup!
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