Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by SunRa, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. mister rain

    mister rain Gretschie

    339
    Apr 23, 2020
    new orleans
    kinda want this
     
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    A friend had one of those. Nastiest neck twist I've ever seen. Those pickups may look like humbuckers, but underneath they were single coils with a half full bucker cover. Boly neck, by the way. The Bigsby copy was string thru, not pins. It made for a nice art project.
     
  3. SunRa

    SunRa Gretschie

    186
    Feb 7, 2015
    new york
  4. MotorCentaur

    MotorCentaur Synchromatic

    557
    May 11, 2016
    Seattle
    Gross.
    "Same style George Harrison played on the 1st Ed Sullivan Beatles appearance." .... LMFAO

    That thing is not even worth $100, in my opinion.

    Lyle, Kent, some Epi, Ive had a few, nothing but a fight to make right. Usually impossible to intonate for starters.

    No Thanks. Invest that money in a quality instrument you wont regret owning.
     
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Yup, a bolt on neck. While that's not necessarily bad, this had a really odd neck joint, and there was no way to replace it easily. It looked good, but that was it. Cheesy pickups and hardware, about as cheap as it could be.

    Sometimes imitation isn't flattering---it's just a rip off.
     
  6. SunRa

    SunRa Gretschie

    186
    Feb 7, 2015
    new york
    The title of this thread was in jest. I am always amazed by how many superficially similar copies were made of expensive guitars by budget labels. Must have been a market for them.
     
  7. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    There was a market for them because most people couldn't afford a real one.
     
  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    How many Strat copies are there?
     
  9. capnhiho

    capnhiho Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    Put it back in the closet.....
     
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