I'm Wavering! Give Me Strength.

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by drmilktruck, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That's mighty decent of you, Robert!
  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Haha. I prefer many of the features of the penguin - thumbnails, chrome, I don't want a 17" body. The only thing I am not a fan of is the headstock. If it had been a jet (or scripty jet) headstock in the same colors, I probably would have bought it.
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  3. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    I've always been in favor of enabling people to fulfill their dreams.
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  4. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    You just got to have that one Doc! It really is perfect for you and you deserve it!
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  5. LongJohn

    LongJohn Synchromatic

    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
  6. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    You absolutely do NOT need that guitar at all but oh my gosh look at that incredible work of art you absolutely MUST buy it what are you WAITING for?!?!
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  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Absolutely agree. I hate that headstock. And it sucks cause otherwise, a Penguin is super cool.
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  8. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    If you want the gold I would happily buy your chrome parts for my penguins, if mine were the same spec I'd even swap it all with you lol.

    I like the silver, if they did a vintage white penguin with silver sparkle binding and chrome hardware I'd be sitting in my living room.

    I'm sure you would regret NOT buying it more then buying it, and my penguin isn't that neck heavy really.
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  9. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    As I said in another post, all gretsch would need to do is make the headstock a little smaller to balance the body better and I think more people would like it.
  10. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    I can't help you. I get weak just looking at the pics. Go for it. Like I said no help.
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  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    It’s not a size thing for me, it’s a design thing. I just don’t dig the look at all. But to each his/her own. LOTS of people apparently love it!
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Get rid of a couple of guitars to get this one. Pitch it as a clean up, or streamlining the collection. Declutter your mind now.
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  13. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    I thought I was the only guy who hated those large garish headstocks
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  14. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Buy it.
    Play it (sitting down because it weighs over 9 lb).
    Enjoy it. Love it. Look at it.
    Then sell it in 5 months for $300 less than you paid for it. it’s like renting a Penguin that you don’t need for about 50 cents a day. ..... unless you decide to keep it.
    get off the fence and hit the buy it now button already!
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  15. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    I'll give you a little help if it helps. I agree gold hardware would look better but you and I would be in the minority in this group. It does look a bit washed out with the gray top. However I've always been critical of the Gretsch website photo representations and it might look better with a decent retailer photo. If the top looked liked the back I'd be all over it if I was you. But 3K for a guitar has things you are already questioning and selling off others to get it? No, especially if one them is that trans blue 6120. OR you could have 300 senior citizen office visits - $10 of Medicare fraud per patient and BAM!! Who would know?:eek:
  16. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    I will concentrate on that one statement. My strategy has been to consolidate less expensive guitars into fewer, but better-quality guitars. It makes life simpler and I find myself less tempted by GAS.

    As an expat of the Gopher State, my advice is to go for it.
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  17. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    A matched set, very cool. When’s delivery day? ;-)
  18. phil66

    phil66 Gretschie

    Dec 5, 2019
    you needed it and know it.
  19. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    This is exactly it! And you can’t go wrong with a Penguin. Go for it!
  20. Runamok

    Runamok Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    That there LaVonne’s sounds like a “go.”
    I see its “down south” on the map.
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