Gretsch DC duo jet

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Aaron1061, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Gretschie

    211
    May 23, 2016
    AL
    Someone talk to me on this! How is the neck? Are these sought after? G6128t 1962

    I have an opportunity to trade for one and was looking for a players edition single cut jet. But thinking this may be cool too. I mean it’s a Gretsch, they’re all cool. It has a zero fret which I’ve never dealt with.

    I’ll be trading a k-line Truxton.
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  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Heck yes! My dc jet ii dark cherry metallic is my current favorite guitar. similar to this one but with a tone pot instead of switch.
     
  3. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Gretschie

    211
    May 23, 2016
    AL
    Is the bridge pinned? If not, any issues? What about with the zero fret?
     
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I'm biased. I own and love a few DC Jets and Penguins. The DC Jets are all 1962-style with zero-frets and narrow headstocks which I prefer for the straight string-pull through the nut. The necks are mostly a slim "C' shape. I don't like the Space Control bridges so I have replaced mine with Tru-Arc Serpentune plain-G compensated bridges in either titanium or brass. The bridges are unpinned and I use cello rosin to keep them in place, so there's no moving about.
     
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  5. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Gretschie

    211
    May 23, 2016
    AL
    I’m thinking double sided tape
     
  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Some people are convinced that double-sided tape robs sustain, others on the forum will disagree. Nothing to lose from trying it except cleaning off adhesive residue if you decide against it. All of my floating bridge Gretsch guitars use cello rosin and I've never had a problem with it.
     
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  7. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Gretschie

    211
    May 23, 2016
    AL
    Last concern...

    I had a 2020 6119t players edition whose neck I really liked. Standard u I guess. This jet is supposed to have a slim C... maybe too thin for me??? I like a bit of shoulder.
     
  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    It is pinned but I have 2 others that aren't pinned and they are just fine.
     
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  9. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I have one which was made in 2016. The bridge is not pinned on it but that is not a problem at all for me. The neck seems very similar to those of all my other Gretsch guitars. I love mine.

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  10. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Ah, we share a best friend for keeping a bridge base in place easily.

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  11. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    You won't notice the zero fret unless it's very worn; they get a wear groove in them and you can sometimes hear the string click across the groove during bends.
     
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  12. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Gretschie

    211
    May 23, 2016
    AL
    Some good info here! I’m going to go for it.
     
  13. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    It's a jet! Move on that puppy!
     
  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    55
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Absolutely gorgous guitar. The rosin-treatment does the trick perfectly.
     
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  15. DougCraft

    DougCraft Gretschie

    210
    Apr 24, 2018
    Northern Colorado
    You should get what floats your boat, but I don't care for the double cutaway Jets. I like the single cuts. But zero fret - no worries unless you have fret buzz near the nut. And +1 on the violin rosin. I hope you bond with it and enjoy the hell out of playing it, whatever you end up getting. Jets are definitely cool guitars...
     
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