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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Parttime, Jan 30, 2020.
Welcome fellow Minnesotan!
Nope not yet. But I want these 2.
I've had other Gretsch's and will no doubt buy more but this one will always be with me.... So yes I do have my dream Gretsch.
and of course...
honestly in all my 30 years of playing and owning countless guitars vintage and new including top end gibson's u.s.a fenders PRS mosrites e.t.c this perticular gretsch electromatic beats them all with no exaggeration. necks is the perfect size the frets are perfect the board is just beautiful to look at the color is stunning and dare i say it i even like the V tailpiece, and the pickups are so crisp and sweet sounding! i don't know if i just got a really good one but man this thing is up there with the gibsons i have owned in the past. but there is one problem! it's in another bloody country!!!
I started out with an Electromatic Duo Jet, and was fine, particularly after I upgraded the pups.
Eventually I got an Electromatic 5120 and was, again, fine (and, again, particularly after I upgraded the pups).
When I saw my first Anniversary I knew I had to have one.
Finally got it when I got a lucky find on eBay....and found out wanting is sometimes better than having, lol. I eventually worked out the kinks, and she's steadily been becoming my mainstay.
At this point, I'd just love to get another non-Electromatic as a backup to the Anniversary!
To answer the question as a player: yes, every one of the 16 guitars I have. As a collector: no!I have more Gretsches than I need, but not as many as I wantThere is always another great playing/looking guitar somewhere that will tempt me...
I'd very much like a customised Billy Bo. Not this particular one, & probably not a green one either but I have to say this is the only green guitar I've ever really liked.
The age old question ... asked by many wives.. How many guitars do you need.???? And the answer will always be. .... Just one more!
Ah, I hear you! I came home to Wales last week & left my Double Jet in Serbia. Mine has the Bigsby but I've started to warm to the V tailpiece on these ones. Gorgeous guitars!
I know I put up a NUGD thread but can't resist doing it here to lol, got 1 of 2 dream guitars the other day.
In saying that my 6119SP was never on my radar but it was the first gretsch I bought when I was dreaming about owning one so i guess in a way it is a bit, but it's probably one of the best playing guitars I own, my 6120SSL is great but even though they are both 2.75 inch bodies, 16in lower bouts, same fretboards (according to gretsch specs), one has classics and one HS filters but the sound of them is so different, even unplugged, I don't know if it's the fact the 6119 is a tone post and the 6120 is trestle braced but the 6119 just feels and sounds so raw.
It took years of saving and taking advantage of a particularly good exchange rate spike but in 2011 I got this beauty!
I've replaced the bridge with a TV Jones Classic Plus so I have single coil wonderfulness from the neck and massive tones from the bridge and this really sparkly punch from the middle when combined with my AC15 handwired with an alnico speaker.
It's strange, if I go without playing it for too long I get the new guitar itch but it gets cured by picking this baby up and playing
Beautiful guitar, congrats! I have always found the black Penguin more attractive than the white.
Not yet but I will have a double cut Country Gent one day. Oh and a white falcon, oh and a country club...
Yes ! I found a CAR Setzer at a very friendly price and sometimes I look at this popping color and think WOWW 8-0
Here some small clip playing sleepwalk :
Fantastic guitar. Thanks for posting pictures. Been wishing to see it. Any more pictures? It is magnificient. Where did your father play?
I don't mean to be a wet blanket, but I have a job to do, and it's not always pleasant. It is with regret, that I give this thread, the following rating: