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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Parttime, Jan 30, 2020.
Hard to beat a pair like that. A -58 and -59.
@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...
I have 4 Gretsches of my dreams:
6120T, 6120DSW, 6121-1959, and a 6128FSRTDS.
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.
The guitar of my dreams was the RHH. I traded my way up to it a few years back. I love it.
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!
Gotcha. One my old Halloween costumes was a bubble suit/ zoltan cultist.
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.
She’s not orange, but she’s still a dream fulfiller!
My dreams change... and I am always dreaming.
I really like those blue and silver Annie’s
I wish they had the 6120 wiring and switches
Yes, could be that one for me too. Except the dice knobs but that's easy to change.
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.
Maybe this one:
Chet is showing off a bit there.
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
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.
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.
The 6228 was pretty much made for me.
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.