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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by lordhelmet, Jan 11, 2021.
They look very reminiscent of the pick-up rings on the new Fender "Magico Telecaster."
Wait untill they add a poker chip around all the switches!
...the model will also complement the Floyd Rose with a hex-screw locking nut. Other features for the model will also include a super-jumbo frets on a scalloped fretboard, a day-glo lemon/chartreuse zebra-lightning pattern color scheme, and a pair of commemorative Gretsch silver spandex pants with a bright red "pleather" jacket are also included in the deal, along with a year's supply of hairspray.
While other new Gretsch models are focused on capturing Gibson buyers, the Triple jet that @Chmason85 mentioned will be aimed squarely at buyers stuck in the '80's hair metal scene who regularly purchase Dean an ESP instruments.
Speyside is an interesting color:
that is one sweet looking falcon
I heard it’s also gonna have active EMG pickups, so with a nod to vintage we will get even heavier chambering to fit the batteries, and it will have a new generation of the robot tuners!
The rat rod is also getting a proline sibling for 2022 I heard, the Chet Ratkins
Too bad Joe Carducci went into his well deserved retirement. I'm gonna miss his enthusiasm and personality when they present the new models.
I view the Gretsch brand as attempting to stay more true to its historical designs that work. Which truth be told is a safer and wiser bet for them. Think about how many posts you’ve likely read with complaints about a V stop tailpiece, Broad’Trons (despite by some who’ve never played them), or even on a specific Bigsby type. Gretsch customers by large in part don’t want a revolutionary or different design. The majority of the Gretsch fan base want the traditional formula.
To comment on the new line up, I like the Tri-Five, Penguin, and Falcon. The 89 Jet is cool too and nice to see. I had sent Joe Carducci a request to pass along the suggestion for a limited run in the rare black sparkle last year. I guess it didn’t make the cut.
It should be interesting to hear the P90 models. If anyone hadn’t noticed they’re staple pole pieces. And it’ll be interesting to see better photos of these new guitar colors. The stock Gretsch site photos are always the worst and typically don’t do them justice. I don’t understand why they don’t realize better photos helps create more GAS in people and possibly increased sale numbers.
Really, this is the only new model that stuck out, and got me thinking.
If it had the Vintage "V" neck profile, I would be highly considering cutting loose a guitar to get this.
Dang close, but still very NICE.
Anyone know what in the current Gretsch catalog is on the way out? And, I wonder which of these new models will last a few years or be around the longest. You guys think the P90s will stick around -maybe just one or two models of them?
Looks like a nice selection for 2021. The Tri-Five has my interest!
Oh we can order any model and color we want, as long as we have the money. Talkin about affordable options for us.
it's the same old paradox. Manus don't make a ton because "they don't sell", but how are they supposed to sell if you don't make them? So they play it safe and offer us boring, generic options (if any at all). So those sit on the shelves, not necessarily because there aren't any lefties to play them, but because THEY'RE EVERYWHERE AND BORING and lefties are tired of COMMON, BORING GUITARS.
You can't base potential future sales off existing models no one wants. But that's how they justify not making more models to us. And we're supposed to be thankful for the crappy models we get.
Sigh. I don't know why I'm getting all amped up about this. I don't even play guitar anymore. I guess it's because I'm sick as a lefty of us getting the shaft year after year.
Which is why this lefty has always played guitar right-handed. But then again, I'm more ambidextrous than left-dominant. I write, eat, bat and golf left handed, everything else I do right-handed. That's both a blessing and a curse.
I'd have been all over the Gold jet, but that headstock! What were they thinking?
The 6129t-89? What's wrong with the headstock? I kind of like it.
If i'm honest ,back in 1989 when Gretsch came back,i was glad to see new guitars but was at the same time disappointed, in that they used 70's Baldwin shapes for 50's /60's flavored models.
I didn't buy one for 9 years,and only when they were getting blown out at huge discounts.
Of the few Jets that i personally played back then, i didn't like them much.
Weren't the previous Rat Rods 2.25" thick? Looks like they're beefing them up a bit here.