I was over at a flying friends house. He has played in a band off and on for over forty years. He has 2 Country Gents, a White Falcon and a 4th I didn't see. Plays them through a Twin Reverb and has never played a Fender guitar. Also, he has never heard of Brian Setzer (I know, I know). He said they played a lot of Oak Ridge Boys stuff and he just liked the way the Gretsch Gent played and never saw a reason to go looking at other brands.