New Stephen Stern Duo Jet arrives today!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Six_string_belief, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Well, is it there yet?
  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Congrats in the new guitar!
    And nice Falcons!
    I have a 2004 White Falcon and it’s my number 1 guitar.
  3. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Congrats, and welcome to the friendliest place on the internet! Glad to have you with us.
  4. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Congratulations on that beauty and enjoy!
  5. Six_string_belief

    Six_string_belief Electromatic

    Dec 2, 2020
    Hemet Ca.
    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
  6. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello and welcome to the forum. Great looking custom you have coming, will fit right in with the Falcons.
    Enjoy them all.
  7. macdog

    macdog Gretschie

    Dec 25, 2014
  8. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    May 18, 2020
    Wow, gorgeous guitar, really stunning. Welcome!
  9. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Well......? WHERE IS IT AND WHAT IS IT LIKE?????????
  10. fleetwoodPC

    fleetwoodPC Electromatic

    Nov 20, 2020
    Super gorgeous guitar.
  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    That`s a serious investment and I am sure htat you will not be disappointed.
  12. Clifton

    Clifton Gretschie

    Dec 9, 2012
    A B-17G and a B-17F.
  13. Six_string_belief

    Six_string_belief Electromatic

    Dec 2, 2020
    Hemet Ca.
    jus arrived at my house! now I just need to duck out of work early!!! more pics coming soon!
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  14. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
    What a beauty, and what a first Jet! I also love all of your war birds. Are you an Airforce vet, or just a vintage military plane geek?
  15. Six_string_belief

    Six_string_belief Electromatic

    Dec 2, 2020
    Hemet Ca.
    So my stern arrived via FedEx last night about 8:30 PM! Those guys are sure burning the midnight oil! Anyway, here’s a couple of pictures! It’s a great guitar! But.... I’m not Entirely sure it’s as GREAT as I was expecting? Am I crazy?? There’s a certain “magic” I was anticipating that I’m not sure is there... anyway, I’ll spend some time with it and see how things develops. I guess I’m just one of those people that tends to bond pretty much immediately with a guitar and if I don’t... well.... they go to a good home! Haha.


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  16. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada

    There is a ''wolf'' hiding in those book matched knots.

    Just beautiful,

    Here's another.



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  17. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Electromatic

    Aug 12, 2020
    Well, be sure to give it some time. These pickups can be hard to tame sometimes, and you've got to find the right settings on your rig because they are full of everything and a bit unforgiving. But they can be magical once you've found your marks.
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  18. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Wow! Well im sure you are surprised that you arent immeadiately stunned. Presumably its not a dissapointment visually, coz that thing looks AWESOME.
    Are the SD dynasonics less growly than you expected? More like regular dynas than you’d hoped?
    Stupid question perhaps, but did it get the string gauge that you prefer? Im assuming thats not it.
    But thats the thing about guitars isnt it? You can put all the right bits together and get a perfectly good guitar, but then every once in a while you pick up a guitar in a store and it somehow sounds like magic. I guess one ought to be able to expect that from a masterbuilder, but that secret mojo sauce lives somewhere deep inside the wood and cant be special ordered?
    I hope you quickly fall in love with it though. A 16th of an inch of pickup height can make a million miles of difference!
  19. Six_string_belief

    Six_string_belief Electromatic

    Dec 2, 2020
    Hemet Ca.
    OK, so we are getting acquainted and after a little tone tweaking, this beauty is coming alive! These pickups are tone monsters! I’ll make a demo here soon and share with you all... yeah... I’m not plugged in. But I was! Haha

  20. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Beautiful guitar!
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