New 2021 Gretsch Models!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by lordhelmet, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    407
    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    Ah, that's right. I think I was mixing them up with the player's edition pro lines.
     
  2. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    407
    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    Truly one of the most baffling decisions in current Gretsch history.
     
  3. NYJim

    NYJim Electromatic

    5
    Nov 17, 2020
    New York
    Gretsch G6119TG-62RW-LTD '62 Rosewood Tenny

    It's hard to tell from images, but I read at the Gretsch site that the F holes are simulated which might be a deal breaker for me. I was also made an offer of 10% discount and no sales tax, so I'm thinking about it, haha!
     
  4. BentFX

    BentFX Electromatic

    Age:
    59
    35
    Dec 15, 2020
    Pacific NW, USA
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    This is the best picture I found. The shadow next to the pickguard give away that the f-holes are truly not there.
     
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  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    One either appreciates and likes the Electrotone body, or not.

    I love the Gretsch oversized "f" holes. I also love the sound and vibe that the Electrotone body offers.

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  6. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    56
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Does your G6122-58/Gent have more depth than your G6120?
     
  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Both the same depth. Don't know why Gretsch went with a full depth body on the -58, but they did.

    Still love it.
     
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  8. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I agree and like the Players Edition models as such. But I’m not so sure a radical offset is the answer. The Billy Bo sort of fills that void. They should bring in an Electromatic version IMO.
     
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  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Still waiting on a Caddy green 1955 Dyna Country Club.

    Don't know why though,i haven't bought a new guitar in years.But it would be nice to know there were some more out there for future used buys!;)
     
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  10. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    56
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I recall Duane Eddy And Brian Setzer asked Gretsch to remake their signature models with more depth. I am guessing that you like a slimmer depth?
     
  11. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Only because the original -58's were thinner bodies, that's all.

    Perfectly happy with the deeper body. Wonderful Electrotone sound.
     
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  12. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Probably should add this comment in the rat rod thread but anyway, both my hollowbodies are 2.75' wide and I have measured both of them and they are exactly that and that's measured on the sides, not in the arch, so going off that I would say gretsch take there measurements on the side, and as I mentioned a few times in other threads I am near certain the rat rods did come in a 2.25' on the very first models launched as I remember reading it on the gretsch website a few days after they brought them out for sale, since then it has changed to 2.5'

    Totally agree with everything here, the players addition are great for the modern player with features but stick to the traditional look which is the best of both worlds IMO, and yes I am so wanting to see an electromatic billy-bo, these would sell so well I reckon.
     
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  13. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    56
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
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    I wonder if George Harrison's use of a Gretsch Tennessean and a rosewood Fender Telecaster had any impact on Gretsch's decision to make a rosewood Gretsch Tennessean?

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  14. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Synchromatic

    519
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    I thought there was this big shortage on rosewood or something, now entire guitars are made from it?
     
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  15. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    651
    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    I think the great Rosewood saga of 2019 is over.

    Everything comes in rosewood now. Rosewood fingerboards, necks, bodys.

    Me.. I'm a maple and ebony guy :)
     
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  16. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    56
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I remember that era from a few years ago. I guess it has passed?
     
  17. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    There's a huge difference between Brazilian rosewood and present day Indian Rosewood.

    I'm not talking about the tone that acoustic guys debate about.

    One's old/rare/very pricey. One's new/available/reasonable cost.

    Not even going into the restrictions/bans etc.

    I can only imagine the cost of a solid Brazilian rosewood Tele!
     
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  18. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Synchromatic

    519
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    Why are all the Mexican fenders pao ferro now?
     
  19. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Luckily holes are easier to install than remove.:rolleyes:
     
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  20. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Still no Electromatic Billy Bo... Sigh...:(

    On the other hand, I love that gold '89 Sparkle Jet. And that koa penguin is AWESOME!!!:)
     
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