Historic Series G3161 Streamliner mods...

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Lacking Talent, Nov 20, 2021.

  1. chicago slim

    chicago slim Synchromatic

    Age:
    68
    554
    Dec 27, 2008
    Bowling Green, KY
    I regret selling my G3161. I liked the thin hollow body, better than thick or thin semi's. It compared very well, to my G6120. But, at least I sold it to one of my guitar students.

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  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Meow! Looks fabulous.
     
  3. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    I've got a G3900 Historic Series Jr that I'm planning to move—I just haven't gotten around to listing it yet. If you're interested, drop me a line.
     
  4. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks, and yeah, I like the way the Zero Glide's working, enough that I've "slotted" it (See what I did there?) for installation in two more of my Gretsches!
     
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  5. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I see what ya did there, ya nut……Two can play that game…:D
     
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  6. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks, glad you like it! Though, I do want to share that I think you may be seeing a trick of the light; the metal armrest is actually finished in chrome (which can maybe be seen more accurately in the pic below) -- though, I will say, black might be really interesting!

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  7. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Two key factors to keep in mind once you find one, Jim:

    1) Safety first!

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    2) "Tone is in the toggle."

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    Best of luck in your search!
     
  8. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Here's a much clearer view showing it's chrome.

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  9. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    That's even better, it reminds me of the vintage banjos we love.
     
  10. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Age:
    48
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    This is awesome Lacking Talent!! Aside from just seeing the pics and knowing the mods you've made, I've now bonded with it.......even though I haven't and probably never will get the chance to play it!!

    Awesome guitar!
     
  11. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks, and never say never (especially if you one day happen to find yourself in L.A.)!
     
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