Is Gretsch building a FSR "Dark Eyes" model?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by nasonm, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Belfast Norn Iron
    Some pics .

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  2. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    This guitar could be a completely different one,notice the light sides and smaller style F hole inserts.
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    Maybe this is it,after some re-doing!:eek:;)
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  3. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

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    Sep 8, 2012
    Netherlands
    That story really confused me too, heck probably one of the better known Chet Atkins models is the '55 one, a full year before this co-called prototype. I do REALLY dig the gold on black, though. It looks fantastic imo
     
  4. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

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    JC,

    Super cool vintage pics...guitar not so much...

    An easy project guitar to put together...big $$$$ for a CS version, no takers here.

    TVJ will special build the PUs, TVJ Tone Pot harness/mud switch, and and two pieces gold glitter sheet material for the F holes.

    BIB.
     
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  5. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Same here. When I first saw the original in the Bacon and Day book, I was all like...
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  6. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    All this is totally fun and part of how gretsch keeps the vintage pro line going. I'm not down w any of the new baloney going on right now w the reduced neck pitch and tension bar bigsbys w fixed bridges.. those are essentially gibsons. I'm inspired to paint F holes on the backside of my gretsch 6120 :)
     
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  7. Eddie Estes

    Eddie Estes Electromatic

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    It is called Dark Eyes because of a video of Chet playing that tune on it.
     
  8. Eddie Estes

    Eddie Estes Electromatic

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    Virginia
    I can’t understand why anyone would be upset because Gretsch decided to make a replica of a guitar that Chet played. It’s a nice looking guitar. No one is holding a gun to anyone’s head to buy one.
     
  9. Eddie Estes

    Eddie Estes Electromatic

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    Virginia
    They are not painted. It’s the sparkle material they used for drums cut as f holes.
     
  10. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    That Name sort of magically appeared when the current owners decided to try to boost the price. They can call it whatever they want, no skin off my nose, but the hype around that guitar is off the scale and that is my objection.

    A friend of mine owns a Gent that Chet played on TV and a Super 400 that Chet’s brother owned. He doesn’t run a around making noise about it.
     
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  11. Frank_NH

    Frank_NH Synchromatic

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Lebanon, NH
    Here’s my 6120 DSW FSR from 2014. I have to admit that I got this because if it’s resemblance to the “Dark Eyes” guitar. Replaced the original Dynasonics with TV Jones T-Armonds. Wonderful guitar that I’ve played at gigs from time to time. :)

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  12. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    I like that. I have a 6120 DC in black that I really like. Normally, I prefer translucent finishes, but this guitar is one I’m happy to make an exception for.
     
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