Are Smoke body edges rolled more than prior models?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by sgarnett, May 8, 2020.

  1. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    So far so good. Doesn’t look as good though.

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  2. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

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    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    Those black T-90s might look better with a silver ring.
     
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  3. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    581
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    If you are going to keep the chrome neck Filtertron with the black T-90, gold rings would probably look best. Silver would look good with two T-90s.
     
  4. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

    394
    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    @sgarnett Yeah, I’ll have to try a few out and see what works. It’s kind of a bizarro Eddie Cochran look now. Maybe something with texture instead of a flat color? I’ll see what Quickguards has available.

    Sounds good though. The tone switch is now a neck coil splitter in the up position and a tone cap in the down position. Lots of interesting tones. It goes from warm and jangly all the way to AC/DC. I might stick a Ray Butts bridge in the neck position and see how that goes. It worked really well in another guitar.
     
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  5. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I wish TVJ made T-90s with metal covers like some of the dog ears. I am waiting for a T-90 neck (black but I am wondering if I should have chosen creme) and T-Armond bridge to be installed
     
  6. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    484
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    You should get with this guy
    He comes up with some really cool pick up rings

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  7. moosie

    moosie Electromatic

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    Jun 17, 2014
    Connecticut
    I like that one! The colors, of course, but also the depth. I really notice it when playing the 6120 vs a Gibson ES-275, which is full hollow, 2-1/8" deep.
     
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  8. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

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    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    The Smoke arrived today. The neck feels great! However, the rising tongue looks weird. After rising above the top, it dips back down very close to the top near the end. If it wasn’t brand new, I’d think it was close to needing a neck reset. The action is great, but of course the bridge is adjustable. I didn’t get a chance to look at the pickup clearance yet, especially the bridge pickup.
     
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  9. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

    394
    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    Congrats!

    Here’s a pic for at least one other data point to compare. Does yours look different?

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  10. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    581
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    Thanks, I think it does look different. I’ll get a pic when I return home.
     
  11. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Smoke Body Edges ? Wandrè guitars !

    It was done with lightened candle smoke :

    Wandrè Spazial :
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    Wandrè BB :
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    Wandrè Rock Oval :
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    OK - I probably don't understand what means "Smoke Body Edge" for you, Guys ! :oops:;)

    A+!
     
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  12. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    “Smoke” is the name of the model. A for effort though. That last one looks like it’s made of glass.
     
  13. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    581
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    The clearance under the 20th fret is only 3 sheets of paper (0.013”). The clearance under the 18th fret is 5 sheets (0.021”). The clearance under the 21st fret is 4 sheets (0.017”). I don’t want to make a mountain out of a molehill, and I realize the top is arched. Still, that seems awfully close, and it wouldn’t take much movement to need a neck reset.

    On the bright side, there should be no need to worry about shimming the bridge pickup.

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  14. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

    394
    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    @sgarnett Could be the angle, but that kinda looks like the underside just wasn’t sanded down as far in that one spot.
     
  15. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

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    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    Double post deleted.
     
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  16. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    581
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    Hmmm, interesting observation. That would be easier to correct than the neck angle if it does become a problem down the road. Since the underside is hidden, and the gap is slightly wider at the edge than in the center, it should be possible to protect the edges and just sand a bit more clearance in the center.

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  17. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    484
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    This is what mine looks like.
    I don’t have a side picture

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  18. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    581
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    Not exactly the same angle, but close:

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  19. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    581
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    Even with the neck angle a little on the low side, it’s probably ok. I’m just a little gun-shy after issues with a previous guitar.
     
  20. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    484
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    I got a better picture tonight after I played it. Man I love this guitar.

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