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. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Gorgeous, I'll take a dozen please. ;)
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  2. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    The guitar is pretty. Not sure how its sounds with a Broadtron, though.
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  3. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    The BT pup makes me wanna pass.
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  4. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    I love the color scheme.
    Id ditch the Broadtron for a neck TV Classic.
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  5. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    Geez, do you think you could be as little less subtle.

    The jack plate is not mussing, they didn't install one.
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    :rolleyes: .... lol ( that's a good one )
  7. peter679

    peter679 Gretschie

    Aug 10, 2010
    Purgatory, NJ
    Thats reaaaaalllllyyyyyyy beautiful wow!!!!!
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  8. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    For what I recall, he was a 330 man. It’s the reason I bought one back in the days :)
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  9. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Yeah, what's with THAT?!?!? Gretsch guitars have the "G" on the knobs! Another bugaboo I've had, and the same here: I can understand with the more "budget" guitars, it's maybe a "perc" you don't get, but with their Pro Series guitars, unless they're trapeze or non-vibrato tailpiece instruments, I firmly believe they should ALL be appointed with the hi-end Gretsch "V"-cutout Bigsby vibrato tailpieces. Generic Bigsbys look fine on most guitars, and they're great, but they somehow imply being an add-on accessory. The "V"-cut Bigsby makes a bold statement that only a Gretsch professional instrument can make. IMHO.
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  10. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Maybe they're operating on the assumption that most potential buyers are adults who can play a guitar without breaking it. ;)
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  11. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Um.... does Rich Robinson really need 2 artist signatures? I haven't heard about anything from this guy since The Black Crows. Is he really putting out that big of a musical footprint, pulling down that much money, and advertisement opportunities for Gretsch that this would be a good business decision? I mean, Martin Gore of Depeche Mode has been playing Falcons and custom made Anniversarys for years while putting out a very strong and consistent body of work, and is FAAAAR more influential in the music scene. In 2018, they're Spirit Tour played to over 2.3 million fans and made over $187 million. Yet, he doesn't have one.
    I'm sure RR isn't pulling those kind of numbers. Is Gretsch, once again, going after that 50 year old to boomer market based solely on nostalgia... considering they're the only group that could really afford a proline.... ;-)
  12. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Very true. Most potential buyers would prolly just play it at home on they're couch dreaming of being a big musical act.... just. like. me.
  13. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I do agree with this, I'm 33 and to be honest couldn't even tell you what songs Rich Robinson is apart of BUT I can tell you a few guitarist that are playing Gretschs that are in todays spotlight that could be worthy of a Signature model, even if it is for a short term, and I know I'm being biased but I still can't figure out why they don't bring back the Chris Cheney sig model as they would sell them in spades, especially here in Aus if they were priced a tiny bit better then they were.
  14. Johnny ray

    Johnny ray Electromatic

    Jun 29, 2018
    For a time in the 1950's Gretsch just had the arrow on the knobs. It wasn't until a little later that they added the G also.
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  15. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    my Penguin G6134 had the arrow with the gemstone.
  16. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    :oops: My apologies...

    The articles that I posted in the OP are recent, but this guitar was announced at least a year or so ago.

  17. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hey Zacky,

    No you are right, there is two Rich Robinson models, the one you posted in the OP and the one in that video which is the custom shop one, looks to me though like one has a feather sticker on the top side and one doesn't lol, I'm sure htere is more but I'm just being funny.
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  18. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Thanks, Stefan.
  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    In Australia Magpies are regarded as a pest.
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  20. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

    Mar 27, 2020
    First reaction: WoW :eek:!
    That is breathtaking.
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