Gretsch Guitars Announces The New Rich Robinson Signature Magpie Guitar

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ZackyDog, Oct 17, 2020 at 1:09 AM.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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  2. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

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  3. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    A TV Filter'Tron Classic at the bridge and a Broad'Tron 65 (like in the G6228) at the neck. That's different.
     
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful guitar and comes with a case ..... but guess what's missing

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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Stunningly beautiful guitar. I like the Black/blue-sparkle colour in combination with all the silver hardware and binding. Cool pickup combination, too.
    Love the fact that it`s trestle-braced so you can play it with loud crunch-tone without too much squealing.
    Quote: "oversized F-holes for explosive sonic projection and maximum feedback control." (I really doubt that oversized f-holes will improve feedback control, though.)
     
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  6. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

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    The pups confuse me.

    What is a TV Jones Classic Humbucking pup?
    What is a Broad’Tron™ BT65 pup.

    Are either of these filtertrons?
     
  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    This is TVJs take on the classic version of a 1959 Gretsch Filtertron.
    I read somewhere that tis is Gretsch`s version of the classic PAF.
     
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  8. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

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    I’m confused.i thought there already was a Rich Robinson Magpie Gretsch? But it had a magpie instead of a falcon on the scratchplate. Am I remembering that wrong? (Just woke up and I’m a bit fuzzy headed after a ‘big’ night at the studio last night)
     
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  10. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

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    The "G" on the knobs
     
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  11. Drock2k1

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    I talked to Cream City today and they said it won’t be available to them until February :(
     
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  12. Drock2k1

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    There is a master built version of this already available.
     
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  15. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wrong!! @Dana Rudd got it right .......tell'em gang :p
     
  16. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Indeed. To my ears and spec-wise, it's (the TV Classic bridge) a hotter (4.8k ohms) with wider pole spacing.

    The TV Classic neck sounds and has the same specs as a vintage Filtertron : 4.0k ohms with normal pole spacing.

    @Waxhead
     
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  17. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

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    Doesn't trestle bracing defeat the purpose of a carved top? Thats like getting a solid wood Martin and adding a center block. The whole point of the carved top is the resonance, no? The trestles will kill it. Like running the A/C and the heat at the same time (I knew a woman in college who did this . . . )
     
  18. JC higgy

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  19. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    So is the "TV Jones Classic Humbucking pup" just a standard TVJ Classic Filtertron?
    And the "Broad’Tron™ BT65 pup" is a PAF style humbucker.

    If correct, this Magpie mixes a filtertron with a PAF style humbucker - no thanks :)
    For US$3800 I'd also want locking tuners and trestle bracing.
    I like the paint job and use of standard tone dials though.

    Did Rich Robinson ever play a Gretsch in his Black Crow days, or in his current Magpie Salute band?
     
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