NGD: Gretsch G100CE

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rockaphilly2655, Jul 23, 2020.

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  1. rockaphilly2655

    rockaphilly2655 Electromatic

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    Jun 23, 2020
    Planet Earth
    I'm still really new here, so I hope I'm not in poor form or missing some forum etiquette... but today is NGD - new guitar day!

    I got a (new to me) used Gretsch G100CE, and I love it! This is just my second Gretsch. I wanted a jazz box, but something that could also do blues and rockabilly from time to time. This fit the bill!

    The photos don't do it justice.
     

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  2. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

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    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    Nice! Can you tell us how you're stringing this one?
     
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  3. manunk

    manunk Gretschie

    Have never seen such an axe, good for you!
     
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  4. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    I like it. Simple black.
     
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  5. rockaphilly2655

    rockaphilly2655 Electromatic

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    Jun 23, 2020
    Planet Earth
    It came with flats on it. First time I've ever played flat guitar strings! I'm really liking the feel so far, very comfortable. Sounds nice and mellow/jazzy, which was mostly the point. I don't know what kind of flats... probably 12s.
     
  6. rockaphilly2655

    rockaphilly2655 Electromatic

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    Jun 23, 2020
    Planet Earth
    That funky bridge and tailpiece, tho...
     

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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Beautiful guitar , congratulations
     
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  8. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Congratulations

    I just sold mine, not because there was anything wrong with it. I was selling a few things to get a new acoustic and amp.

    Mine was a dream to play and had a terrific tone from that single coil.

    Enjoy yours

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  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

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    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on your new Gretsch. Enjoy.
     
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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
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  11. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

    359
    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Cool guitar! I love those big archtops. My DeArmond jazz box is black, too. Gretsch has some info about the Synchromatic bridge and tailpiece, which were marketed for their innovative technology.
     
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  12. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

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    Jun 29, 2020
    Bangalore
    Such a smart looking guitar!
    Congrats !
     
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  13. Footsore

    Footsore Electromatic

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    Nov 29, 2019
    Australia
    Very nice and congrats on the purchase.
     
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  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Very nice, congrats!
     
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  15. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    tappan ny
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    Love that photo radd
     
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  16. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats,
    Love the black
     
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  17. rockaphilly2655

    rockaphilly2655 Electromatic

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    Jun 23, 2020
    Planet Earth
    Beautiful photo. I love the natural finish, too. I'm loving the tone, just what I wanted!
     
  18. rockaphilly2655

    rockaphilly2655 Electromatic

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    Jun 23, 2020
    Planet Earth
    Interesting quirk... it works with a cord to the amp, but not with the newfangled wireless connectors/transmitters. Not a big deal, but I wonder why?
     
  19. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

    284
    Apr 23, 2020
    Ohio
    "Now that's what I'm talking about." I suggest dropping a Barden pup in there to hot rod that bad boy.
     
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