Is this 1967 Gretsch as interesting as it looks?

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by SunRa, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    That is cool, not seen those.
     
  2. gretschbigsby

    gretschbigsby Electromatic

    70
    Nov 21, 2009
    chicago
  3. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    717
    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Super cool!! Out of my league, though.
     
  4. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Sorry, not a fan from an aesthetic perspective
     
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  5. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Amazing!
    So in 1967, there was a genius who thought progress was a G-hole replacing the F-hole.
    If hadn't been fired, contemporary Gretsch guitar would now have a Z-hole :D
     
  6. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    717
    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    They should standardize tone holes to match the standard clef in which the music is written for the instrument, with cat's eyes optional for the cool kids.
     
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  7. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I’ve only seen a few for sale. Cool f holes or G holes.
     
  9. SunRa

    SunRa Gretschie

    186
    Feb 7, 2015
    new york
    Screwing a floating bridge in place should be a federal offense.
     
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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Fair amount of binding rot. Missing one original knob.
     
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    I dunno ...somethin' aint right
     
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  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    G-holes are a logical alphabetic progression from F-holes. Anything is an improvement from A-holes.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2021
  13. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Unfortunately, in this world the latter is in far more abundance than the former.
     
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  14. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Not particularly aesthetic, but quite the rarity.
     
  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I’m not looking forward to P holes.
     
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  16. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    717
    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Holes shaped like a C clef would look cool though!
     
  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    They show up in the snow!
     
  18. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    You made my day.
    Thank you :)
     
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  19. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    717
    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Would cat's-eye tone holes be considered i-holes?
     
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