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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by emitex, Jan 20, 2015.
Great pic! Yep, I wouldn't be surprised. :- )
I have the cd,but not that book.
Silver Sparkle Duo Jet in this groovy video:
Seeing that photo has reminded me that years ago when I put my 1957 Duo Jet up for sale in the Melody Maker classifieds I had a call from Chris Curtis. He told me he was collecting vintage guitars which struck me as strange as he was a drummer. He said his idea was to 'share' the guitars so if I ever wanted to play it after selling it to him I was welcome to visit him. A friendly guy, he was pretty persistent and phoned me several times. I think I felt that I wanted the Jet to go to a gigging guitarist rather than to someone's collection so I turned down his offer. Yes, it did go to the ideal buyer who appreciated as an instrument rather than an investment. This happened long after Curtis left The Searchers so it never would have become a Searcher's Gretsch.
That's an interesting story. I give you a lot of credit to even recognise his name and who he was, as not many people can name the members of the Searchers anymore, much less a founding member. :- )