Do you have the Gretsch of your dreams?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Parttime, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Hard to beat a pair like that. A -58 and -59.
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  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    @sleeperNY : let me guess... The sparkle guitar at the extreme right is Hallmark "Mosrite-like" in Fire Sparkle finish... Right ? ;)

    @JeffreyLeePierre - I agree : that's also why it took me so long to buy my Tennessee Rose... :oops:

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  3. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    I have 4 Gretsches of my dreams:
    6120T, 6120DSW, 6121-1959, and a 6128FSRTDS.
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  4. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA

    I don't want to burst your bubble but (my unsolicited 2 cents) I think you're better off with your G6122SP. I had a '62 G6120 double cutaway and a '67 (?) Streamliner/Night Hawk and I don't miss the rickety-ness, binding rot and unsightly neck resets.

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  5. National19

    National19 Country Gent

    Jan 4, 2014
    Ottawa Canada
    The guitar of my dreams was the RHH. I traded my way up to it a few years back. I love it.

  6. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    No,i don't own the Gretsch of my dreams ,which has always been an original 1955 6120.

    Having a guitar budget of between £1500/2000 isn't going to get one any time soon,so i bought a 6120 DSW back in 2007 ,but i'm not complaining,i have some lovely geets!

    And no, i'm not saving for it,i couldn't justify spending that amount of cash on a guitar,even one so utterly cool as a 55 6120!
  7. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Gotcha. One my old Halloween costumes was a bubble suit/ zoltan cultist.
  8. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

    Feb 3, 2014
    I hear ya ZackyDog, I’m guessing I’m going from the 64 one I played in a shop in Allentown, Pa a few years back.. I wanted that one so bad it was great and sounded great , just couldn’t afford it at the time I was way overextended in the guitar department.. it was a joy to play that and the playability was awesome .. light , nimble with a woody , yet glassy chime . Great condition .. was an original owner who was selling it consignment. I know a lot of other vintage Gretsch guitars are pretty rickety .. played enough of them and really wouldn’t have bought those even with a 50 percent discount. I hear ya though.
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  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    She’s not orange, but she’s still a dream fulfiller!
  10. salvatore

    salvatore Gretschie

    Nov 29, 2017
    Durham, NC
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  11. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    Dec 6, 2018
    I really like those blue and silver Annie’s
    I wish they had the 6120 wiring and switches
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  12. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Yes, could be that one for me too. Except the dice knobs but that's easy to change.
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  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I’ve never really had a dream Gretsch as I love various models and colors. There are a few I’d love to own. But I have no idea if they play like a dream. So since I know for a fact that it both plays and sounds like a dream to me, it’s got to be my G6228... the Aleutian.

  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  15. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Chet is showing off a bit there.
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  16. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    I've got plenty that I love but the ones that still feels like Gretsch shaped holes for me are the Duffy Falcon:
    & a proper Dynasonic Duo Jet. I'd be super jazzed if I ran into a G6128T-1962 as well I guess :oops:
  17. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I saw this Sparkle jet when it was first imported into the UK at GAK in Brighton, where it was on the wall with spotlights highlighting the red glitter finish. I fell in love with it there and then, but found it hard to justify the cost, some £2,300 if I remember rightly. I'm an average player at best, and so have only bought used high end guitars before.

    Walking away sadly, I thought I'd never see another one, especially used, but resigned myself with the fact I already had a half decent 6120. Sure enough, about a year later, the same guitar came up for sale on ebay- the owner had sold it back to GAK; I don't know if it was a trade in, but it now had the Truarc bridge, so I assumed it had been owned by someone sympathetic to Gretsch idiosyncrasies, and unlikely to have been thrashed to bits. I bought it unseen; I was on holiday at the time and had to get the delivery delayed by a week so i could be at home when it arrived. Sure enough it go there the day after I got home, and the rest is history.

    I've added TV Jones T-Armonds, and like an eejit I sold the Dynas straight away. I struggled to bond with the extra mid-range of the TAs untill I fitted 1 meg pots all round. In hindsight, the master volume would probably have been enough. Tavo mentioned that Sparkle Jets tend to be a bit more middy due to the plastic coating on the top, which explains why the TAs weren't a great match at first.

    It doesn't get much playtime at the moment; I'm moonlighting with a Les Paul Special that cast a spell on me, but the Jet's not going anywhere yet. I got word from Customer Services that 57 had been made for the world market, and only 1 came to the UK. A guy in the North imported another, and was all over Facebook about it being the only one till I showed him mine! As far as I know that makes 2 in this country, making it rarer than an honest politician.

    The Sparkle is really different to photograph so I've borrowed this picture as it really shows the sparkle up well.

  18. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    I consider myself very fortunate that I have not one, but 3 of the guitars I once dreamt about owning. That being said, I still really want a CGP Gretsch and a Gibson Country Gentleman.

  19. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    The 6228 was pretty much made for me.

  20. r0de0

    r0de0 Synchromatic

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Imagine something of your very own, something you can have and hold
    I'd build a road in gold just to have some dreamin'
    Dreamin' is free
    Dreamin', dreamin' is free.

    Gretsch are not.

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