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Lovin my Pro jet! She's done

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by wildeman, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Absolutely adoreable.
     
  2. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    46
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    That looks class,congrats sir!:cool:
     
  3. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    69
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That's a great transformation, looks spectacular!
     
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Thanks all, it sounds and plays really well too, its got a wider finger board than normal and isnt heavy at all, these pickups are filters on steroids too. Its a Rocker.
     
  6. Waxhead

    Waxhead Synchromatic

    974
    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Best Pro Jet I ever saw :)
     
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  7. GretschPlay

    GretschPlay Electromatic

    31
    Jan 3, 2017
    Europe
    Great guitar...wish my pro jet had that colour :)
     
  8. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

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    66
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    Looks great, very much like a pro line Gretsch.

    Now, have you considered how much it cost you to mod it versus what it would have cost to just buy a used pro line?
    Maybe I missed something along the way, but mods did you do exactly?
     
  9. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    What color is it now?
     
  10. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Well it wasn't cheap but it was fun. Ill try to remember.
    Guitar 400.00
    Tailpiece 150.00
    Pickups 150.00
    Tuners 50.00
    Paint and misc. 50.00
    Bridge 25.00
    Knobs 50.00
    Rings, pots, switch etc. 50.00.
    Bout $1000.00
     
  11. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

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    66
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    Hey, as long as you're happy with it, that's all that matters in the long run.
     
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  12. Ando

    Ando Synchromatic

    690
    Aug 7, 2013
    Seoul
    Lovely lovely, and quite unique enough to justify the cost of the whole rigmarole as far as I'm concerned.

    And nice work scoring a Caddy tail like that on the cheap, I myself would love to eventually buff one down to the nickel for later use on a jet as well!
     
  13. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Age:
    66
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    OK, so the whole project cost you about a grand? Like I said, as long as you're happy with it.

    You asked about the Japanese army box. I think I'm eventually going to turn it into a very cool cigar box guitar at some point soon, and dress it up with gears and other doodads that CB Gitty sells, giving it a Steam Punk vibe. I may attempt to do the work myself. The jury is still out on that.
     
  14. Axeman

    Axeman Electromatic

    76
    Apr 25, 2014
    Ottawa
    Great job, love the colour and tailpiece!
     
  15. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Finishing touch, banjo armrest installed! 20170324_202223-1.jpg