So, I am back to Gretsch guitars. I previously owned 3: a 6120 (the one just before but similar to the orange players,) a 6121 roundup and a White Penguin 58VS. I owned them for a few years and then sold them. I liked them all but never quite loved them at the time. I learned from them though, like I am not a big fan of gold hardware or Dynas. Then a few weeks ago I got the bug and bought a Setzer “Smoke” model. What an amazing machine! It works so well for me live and really fits the aesthetic of the band. Audience loves it! However, I am pretty sure it has a high or loose fret so I am going to take it in for repair and they notoriously take their time but do exquisite work. So…that opens the door to a possible “backup” for these types of situations, as well as the 4 hour contracted gigs that I feel a bit exposed not having a backup guitar to play. I have other guitars but it sure is nice when you can grab the backup and not have to change settings on the amp or pedals and such. There are two that I am considering: Tennessee Rose or a 59VS Duo Jet. I am partial to the Duo as it is enough different than the Smoke but will still be a similar sound and playing experience. Its weakness is that the black, single cut aesthetic may not be quite right for the band but then again maybe it will. The Tennessee is a grab and go for a backup band guitar but not as diverse for a two-piece Gretsch collection at home. Additionally, some of the stages can get pretty small these days and having a smaller body guitar could be much easier to wield in those instances. Yep, first world problems all day long! I am curious as to what you use to back up your Gretsch hollow body on stage and opinions and reasoning as to which you would get in in my shoes: Tennessee Rose or a 59VS Duo Jet? (money is not really a consideration either is affordable to me) Fun times!