Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Andrew Griffin, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    Oct 22, 2015
    I'm really stoked with the new Baritone guitar I got the other day. When I started playing guitar again five years ago after having dropped the instrument from my life many years ago I struggled to find satisfaction with the noises I was making. I wasn't gifted with dexterity, but I am relentless. Once I discovered open tunings I found I could more easily get through a practice period and make some music that was tolerable because the open tunings opened up the neck for my large, clumsy hands. Open tunings may not be as versatile as standard tuning is, but they do have their own charms, and once I liked more of what I was hearing I ended up playing more and my skill increased. What I've discovered with the baritone is that the long scale neck also opens up the chord shapes for me and allows for cleaner tones. And playing in an open tuning on a baritone has been very satisfactory. The guitar is beautiful- a real step up from their older version inho. I chose the model with no bigsby because I haven't found myself using the bigsby much (at all, lol.) I like the way bigsbys sound, but haven't mastered the technique yet. I look for real clean tones when I play and I love the rich, resonant tones I'm getting through my Vox. Here's my new Baritone and my favorite resonator. IMG_1376 (1).jpg IMG_1379.jpg
    Wjensen, JC higgy, lathoto and 9 others like this.
  2. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Congrads she a beauty
  3. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    What tuning are you using?
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  5. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    Oct 22, 2015
    B to B but in a Vestapol tuning
  6. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
  7. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, very nice!
  9. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Looks fabulous, congrats.
  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  11. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats, great looking baritone. Enjoy it.
  12. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Congrats. It's a beautiful guitar. Enjoy!
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