I want another one!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Jelly Roll Horton, May 17, 2020.

  1. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    I’ve got two very nice Gretsch guitars: a 5422 and a 6119. I am more than happy with both. In addition I have three other very nice instruments, which gives me multiple options when I sit down to practice or just mess around in the music room.

    But! I see pictures and read posts here on 6120s, RHHs, ECs,Setzer, Harrison, Falcons, beautiful blue models, and I think, "Man, I would sure like to have one of those." I don’t need another guitar. The ones I have are more than I can give proper attention and use to as it is. But there are so many beautiful Gretsches I want another one! Just because they are like works of art, if nothing else. I guess this is a GAS symptom? Do I need professional help? Like, maybe from a Sweetwater rep?:p :eek::cool:
  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Sadly this condition appears untreatable, there is no known cure........
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  3. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    Repeat after me: In these times of uncertain air travel...it is a wise man who sports a back up Jet. (wink) IMG_6825.jpg
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  4. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    no cure for GAS,
    just have NGD for temporary relief,
    use as directed.
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  6. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Or fly with a Phoenix


    No cure for the gas. I'm bloating up for another Tele/Esquire project, and I don't need one. But........................!
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  7. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    I think its only natural. My advice is to look at your guitar collection and find all the gaps. For example
    Don’t have a blue one
    Don’t have a single coil one.
    Don’t have a double cut etc etc.
    Then see if you can find a gretsch that fills, say 2-3 gaps. And you can reasonably argue that you NEED it.
    Then you buy it.
    Then you find more gaps in your collection And so on.
  8. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    Jan 9, 2013
    I don't know if my advice is good, but if I had two hollowbodies already, I think I'd go for a solid body. In fact, a 6228 Jet stoptail in Cadillac Green. But that's just what I'd do. But it's something to think about.
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  9. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    I knew I’d get good advice here. :p
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  10. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    6120s are great! RHH you say?


    Yup, awesome. I stopped "needing" another guitar over 30 guitars ago. Bottom line, who cares? If the bills are getting paid, no family financial needs are being neglected, why not indulge just because? These things bring us joy. That is plenty reason enough.

    Oh and on the Professional help thing? Price a Therapist. You'll discover as I did, it's way cheaper to just keep buying guitars!
  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I can see why you would want a 6120, I mean everyone should have one as it IS the gretsch guitar to have.

    I'll be honest I didn't need any of my guitars really and I still want an anniversary, I mean I could get by with my cheap nylon string acoustic, but you have to spend your earnings on something and who doesn't appreciate fine works of art that can also make wonderful sounds :D.
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  12. Gibbsy

    Gibbsy Gretschie

    May 6, 2020
    London, UK
    As well as GAS, I've also got UAS! (Pardon the fiddle!)
    Yep, There'a Gretsch in there!
    Last edited: May 18, 2020
  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    I know the feeling ...personally . Oh ..wait a minute ... do I detect a NGD thread by the famous thunder58 ??? GAS you ask .... I saw a guitar the other day and guess what ...... it spoke to me ;) What could it be ,what could it be ..... geeeez :p
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  14. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    It said, "Take Me Home!"
    Just like money talks, it says goodbye.
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  15. Scott

    Scott Country Gent

    Jun 27, 2008
    Winston-Salem, NC
    The struggle is real...
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  16. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    You say you don't need another guitar? Need?

    What does need have to do with it?!

  17. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    If it could help, you’re not alone mate.
    I don’t even play guitar that much in these days but... two Gretsch are not enough to cure the GAS.
    I keep on scrolling every Gretsch new ad on my local online marketplace every single day. Looking for... I don’t even know what, ‘cause I would buy them all.
    There’s no cure. :)
  18. Gibbsy

    Gibbsy Gretschie

    May 6, 2020
    London, UK
    I knew a guy once, he was a Gretsch fanatic. Had a house full of Gretsches. Every model made according to him.
    Couldn't play them, he just loved them!
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  19. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Many collectors are like that.
    Once a Strat collector told me that he would rather buy a worst-sounding but with original out-of-the-factory strings guitar over a better sounding one that has been played.
    No jokes.
  20. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    @Jelly Roll Horton

    At your/our age you can and should buy whatever you want. You worked and lived a lifetime just so you can.

    Gretsch guitars, I think it’s a pretty darn healthy obsession. Make sure and post lots of good pics when your new Gretsch arrives.
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