NGD CS 55 Duo Jet

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Joe M, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. Joe M

    Joe M Electromatic

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    Dec 6, 2018
    Michigan
    156B3A09-F1C1-41F7-98B2-48E2E30885DE.jpeg I had a short fling with Gretsch guitars a couple of years ago. Always thought they were well made and played beautifully. Check out the White Penguin headstock in my avatar, great guitar, but long gone, as are the other 4-5 I once had. (Edit, removed the Penguin headstock, replaced with new Duo Jet :D}

    Anyway, my local Gretsch dealer contacted my yesterday about this CS model he had just got in the store. He knew that I had kinda lost my love of Gretsches, but wanted me to see it anyway. He sent a quick pic, which just looked ok to me, but I stopped in to see it and play it. I was completely blown away, by both the looks, feel and sound of the guitar. This was the sound I was hoping for when I ran the gamut with the other models I had tried. And, not trying to be a troll, but Stephen Stern built one of the best guitars I have ever played; way above the quality of any of the other Gretsches I have played. I know it cost almost twice as much as a regular production model, but, IMHO, it is well worth it.

    Also, FWIW, my modest collection is of Fender CS guitars, a couple of Masterbuilts included. I think Fender's CS is making the best guitars the company has ever made. I also know that Stern started in Fender's CS, kinda wished he would have stayed.....:rolleyes:

    Enough talk, here are a couple of obligatory pics....

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    Hard to tell, but it's faded shell pink:p
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2021
  2. inoshishi

    inoshishi Electromatic

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    That's a real beauty! Congratulations!
     
  3. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

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  4. juks

    juks Synchromatic

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  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
  6. Joe M

    Joe M Electromatic

    65
    Dec 6, 2018
    Michigan
    Thanks for the comments, guys. Forgot to mention, the guitar is lightly reliced, which is kinda hard to see in my pics. It is, by far, the best relicing job I have ever seen, better than most of the relic Fender’s that I have. In fact, if the Custom Shop logo wasn’t on the back of the headstock, I would swear that it was a 65 year old guitar.
     
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  7. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

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    Congrats on that fine looker. Enjoy!
     
  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
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    Beautiful guitar, congrats Joe!
     
  9. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Congratulations on that - it's a beauty!
     
  10. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    congrats, that looks awesome, they would be Seymour duncan dynas yes?
     
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful guitar , congratulations
     
  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Spectacular guitar. Congrats.
     
  13. Joe M

    Joe M Electromatic

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    Dec 6, 2018
    Michigan
    Don't have a clue, Stefan87, there was no kind of build sheet. How can I tell, without taking the pickups out?
     
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  14. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'm not sure myself, i just thought that most CS dyna equip guitars had SD's, you could email gretsch tje serial number and they should be able to send you the
    specs maybe.
     
  15. Joe M

    Joe M Electromatic

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    Dec 6, 2018
    Michigan
    My dealer told me he was going to contact Gretsch and ask for some kind of spec sheet. I'll see what happens....
     
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  16. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Very nice, congretschulations!
     
  17. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Gretschie

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    Dec 29, 2020
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  18. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    Congrats Joe,that's sweet!
     
  19. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
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