If you ran Gretsch..

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Jelly Roll Horton, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    ...What would be the first thing you would do?
     
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  2. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Put a Duane Eddy handle on every Bigsby
     
  3. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Gretschie

    399
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    Do a 1955 silver jet reissue with a G tailpiece and an aged silver top
     
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Fix all the typos, omissions, and disinformation on the website and in their catalogs.
     
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  5. Drock2k1

    Drock2k1 Synchromatic

    573
    Feb 26, 2013
    Indiana
    Implement a similar program that Fender has done allowing you to “build” an American model (Japanese in this instance) with your choice of color, standard pickups, and hardware. It’s not custom shop, it’s just mix and matching their American Standard equipment, and yeah I realize how this works easier with Fender’s bolt on necks :)
     
  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I would demand the custom shop build me a 1958 6120 and a 1958 White Falcon.
     
  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I was just thinking that when I saw the thread title. At least offer different pickups, bridges, tail pieces, tuners, etc ... Those are easier to do than paint jobs, but if Warmoth can do the latter, Gretsch should be able to figure out a way, for an extra charge of course.
     
  8. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    847
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    The rectangular Bo Diddley guitar as a tribute,
     
  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I would change the name of the “Billy Bo” to it’s original name “Jupiter Thunderbird”.
     
  10. Gewdkharma

    Gewdkharma Gretschie

    159
    Jan 14, 2018
    Gig Harbor, WA
    More Electromatics with Dynas.
     
  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    940
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Bo Diddley and Billy Bo electro model.
    Offer more colour options for pro hollow bodies.
    Bring back the G tail piece.
    As @audept said.
     
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  12. BCRatRod73

    BCRatRod73 Gretschie

    218
    Sep 1, 2020
    Mississippi
    Have the Custom Shop make a White Falcon for the new boss.
     
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  13. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    613
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Probably release my own signature model then a Poison Ivy signature 6120
     
  14. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

    502
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    Release a Paul Pigat signature model.

    And then make the BiggsFix standard on all tension bar Bigsbys.
     
  15. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    608
    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Lower the pro-line prices... I'd be fired quickly.
     
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  16. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    685
    Oct 22, 2015
    I'd come out with a single coil electro model with a jack plate
     
  17. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    778
    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    That is a brilliant idea! I often see a new guitar and think "Wow, if that had those pickups or that color or hardtail or..." You pick a body, then neck, pickups, tailpiece, pots, switches and wiring, color, etc. Charge a little extra and implement that option at the Japanese and Korean factories.
     
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  18. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    778
    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    Is it just me or is it almost impossible to determine which Gretsch case fits their guitars. Someone needs to make a chart, or have I just not found it?
     
  19. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Call Sweetwater. They can set you right.
     
  20. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    922
    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Give Joe Carducci a promotion and a raise.
     
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