New Gretsch Day!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Rob_Brindley, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Rob_Brindley

    Rob_Brindley Gretschie

    Age:
    27
    254
    Jul 22, 2019
    Stoke-On-Trent, England
    Today, out latest acquisition arrived! This is a 50/50 buy with my Dad. Over Xmas we were looking on ebay and spotted one of the new 6120BSNSH listed... The price was too good to refuse and we pulled the trigger. She arrived safely today and I haven't put her down for the last 3 hours... The Setzer sigs sound a little muddier than the Ray Butts, but it's got that instant Setzer tone when you play it. The bridge pick is sharp and cutting, perfect for the lead breaks. The neck pickup is surprisingly bassy and lacks the sparkle that I'm used to from the Ray Butts. But, the absolute best thing about this guitar is the centre position. Simply put, it's one of the best Gretsch tones I've ever had... So smooth and full, but plenty of the bridge in there to bite when you want it to. Amazing guitar!

    Here she is:

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    I'll try to do some videos over the weekend. I think 3 hours of Gretsch through a cranked AC30 was just about enough for my Dad's neighbours!
     
  2. mschafft

    mschafft Synchromatic

    655
    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    A very happy nGd to you!
     
  3. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

    Age:
    71
    416
    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    Very Cool Rob,

    Love the ''black''!

    Your smile's as deep as the finish

    Congratulations.

    BIB.
     
  4. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Rob!

    Cool geet.
     
  5. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    253
    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    Oh, this one's been on my RADAR for awhile now. Beautiful. Congratulations.
     
  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nothing classier then a black guitar, congrats on the new guitar to you and your dad, I would wish happy playing but I already know that you are so enjoy.
     
  7. Viking Power

    Viking Power Gretschie

    153
    Jun 11, 2018
    Shoreline, WA
    Very cool geetar. I like that you and your Dad went in on it together. That’s cool man!
     
  8. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    oh Rob! that is fantastic.
     
  9. mrcoffee23

    mrcoffee23 Gretschie

    263
    Sep 23, 2009
    Virginia, USA
  10. Rob_Brindley

    Rob_Brindley Gretschie

    Age:
    27
    254
    Jul 22, 2019
    Stoke-On-Trent, England
    Thanks folks - Very pleased with it :) Now, if only we had some gigs coming up...

    Cheers! Guitars are a shared passion for me and my Dad. We've bought a few guitars between us before. I bought him a 6120W57 a few years ago and he recently gave me a 6122 :) There's so many of my guitars at his house and his guitars here... It doesn't really matter who's it is - We gig them all :)
     
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  11. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    454
    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Great Googly-Moogly! That is awesome!
     
  12. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    39
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Cool,
    I’m a new convert to locking tuners but I now like them.
     
  13. Zeek

    Zeek Country Gent

    May 29, 2016
    Illinois USA
    Beautiful, Congrads to You and Dad
     
  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats, Rob! Very classy looking!
     
  15. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    That’s nice! Congrats..
     
  16. Gewdkharma

    Gewdkharma Gretschie

    182
    Jan 14, 2018
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Very cool guitar. On my list of "if I could afford it"
     
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  17. Blister

    Blister Electromatic

    55
    Jan 2, 2021
    Upstate NY
    Congratulations beautiful guitar. I have a question where do you get the dice for the knobs.
     
  18. L Robbins

    L Robbins Gretschie

    166
    May 3, 2017
    USA
    SWEEEET! Congrats!
     
  19. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

    Age:
    78
    620
    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Gorgeous!!! Congrats and have a blast with it!
     
  20. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    291
    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Congrats. It's a lovely guitar for sure, and I'm sure you enjoy playing it, but not too loud. The neighbors, ya know...
     
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