It appears my Gretsch is one versatile guitar . What style of music do you play with yours?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by budglo, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Funky54

    Funky54 Gretschie

    Aug 12, 2010
    Hard Rock, Rock, Soul, Americana, Folk
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  2. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Everything really,but mostly Rock,Rockabilly/Hillbilly Bop,Blues,and a bit of Western Swing type stuff,and Chet and Merle type pickin'.

    I don't gig anymore, so it just depends on the mood i'm in as to what i want to make a hash of.:oops::D
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  3. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    My Gretsch 5420t can cover anything from Church music to country. I have not tried rap yet. I am thinking it might do some damage to the pups.
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  4. sleeperNY

    sleeperNY Gretschie

    Jun 18, 2008
    central NY
    I have been playing country, pop, and early rock-50's-60's and 70's. There doesn't seem to anything they can't do.

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  5. afire

    afire Country Gent

    There's nothing a FilterTron-equipped trestle braced Gretsch can't tackle.
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  6. lp_bruce

    lp_bruce Gretschie

    Apr 28, 2019
    Metro Detroit
    I play a mix of rock, pop, folk, and Americana on my Gretsch.
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  7. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    Feb 25, 2019
    Is "poorly" a style?
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  8. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Everything except heavy metal ...... from clean thru to high gain :)
    If you think Gretsch sounds great thru a Fender - try it thru a Mesa Boogie.
  9. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    And the other two kinds: Rock and Roll.
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  10. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    You can’t play piano on a guitar, not even a Gretsch. :p
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  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Got me there! Lol...!
  12. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'm with everyone here, there isn't much I don't use the gretsches for, the beauty about having solid and hollow body is that you can pretty much do anything in my opinion.
    But in saying that apart from my schecters (which don't really get played anymore lol) I've never really loved any other guitar brand that I've owned so I guess I'm biased.
  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I play the "before" style in the learn to play guitar videos.
  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Chet made it work for him.

  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
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  16. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    The 5420 has a bit less “Gretschie” tone than other Gretschs I’ve owned. This is because of the Blacktop pickups. Some people swap those out for more twang. Me, I like them and feel I can get a wider range of tones out of my 5420. I can even get a warm jazzy tone if I want it,
  17. Rusty Silver

    Rusty Silver Gretschie

    Nothin else than Rock'n'roll.
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  18. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Gretschie

    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    Lately I've been recording a lot of Americana stuff with my acoustic but the T-Rose is beginning to take on its fair share of that as well.


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  19. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I literally play all styles on my G5230.
    Everything.!!! Blues, Classic Rock, the Grunge thing Lot of contemporary Rock stuff which is the style I use for my OG music. Many will say that Gretsch guitars fit a particular mold of music. I don't allow that thinking to influence me. My Gretsch is a workhorse. I have been in the studio recording with it. Soon I'll post one of my tunes. It will show the versatility.
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  20. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Yep any guitar should be able to do anything. I play rock, pop, roots/Americana, and occasionally trip hop (and I (ab)use this term very generally)type stuff.
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