Hi Everyone

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by new6659, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Just a brief introduction - I got my first guitar on Xmas 1966 a bit more than 52 years ago (!!! it is shocking to see that in print). I was lucky to work in a good music store from 1969-1971 and got to see them all back then and have been infected with a love of guitars ever since. The store I worked in had a Country Gentleman and a Tennessee Rose on the wall in those years but these were too "Country and Western" for me at the time; got myself an SG Special like everyone in the movie "Woodstock" played (Santana, Pete Townsend, Country Joe, maybe more).

    My first Gretsch was only acquired in late 2017 (G5435TGCG) and I was stunned by how good it was. Nine months later a G5220 gold top. Shortly after a G6228FM bourbon top. And, through a wonderful happenstance a G6659 vintage white Jr about a month ago. After many guitars over the years (Gibsons, Fenders, Ibanez, Hofner, Hagstrom, etc.) I am tremendously impressed at the quality and sound of these Gretsch guitars

  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Welcome. Let's see your gang of Gretsches!
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Ron!
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  4. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Welcome to G-T Ron - from the wet coast. Seems you have been bitten by the Gretsch bug - normal around here :D Pics are appreciated, as has been said..

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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Hello friend and welcome to the forum
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  6. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  7. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Welcome, and let’s see these guitars!
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  8. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Welcome, Ron.
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  9. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
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  10. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    Central Florida
    Welcome Ron, and yes, we have to see pics.
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  11. Perry Bryant

    Perry Bryant Synchromatic

    Jan 12, 2012
    Sharpsburg, GA
    Welcome. Looking forward to the pics.
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the madhouse!
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  13. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Hi Ron. I already said welcome on another thread, so this time I will say, "It's nice to make your acquaintance." Pics of any or all of your guitars would be great. We really enjoy looking at each other's guitars. BTW, I have a Pro Jet as well (G543TG FSR Candy Apple Red/White), and I can't say enough about what nice guitars they are.
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  14. Howdy Ron, good to have you here and congratulations on your awakening!
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  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    If i haven't already said it,Welcome to GT Ron!:)
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  16. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Welcome to the forum!
  17. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Hi Ron, and welcome. Gretsch guitars are indeed special as are all here who play and collect them. We really enjoy it when our new friends show off their precious acquisitions. Pics would be nice.
  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Here is the G5435TGC


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