It’s a Dean Exotica Quilted Ash (if memory serves) Fairly inexpensive beautiful guitar with onboard preamp, pickup, and tuner. Has a great sound to it.
This one is black. They have a couple of color options as I recall.You know, that's a pretty fine looking guitar, and a current model too. I like it. Is yours actually blue and it just looks black in the photo, or is it really black?
I haven't been to a Guitar Center in years, but Hmmmm ... they do seem to carry it. I might have to check those out. Thanks.
And yeah, of course - enjoy the Gretsch too!