NGD (Never thought id say that again!)

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mbkri, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Can you up the heater? :D
     
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  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    56
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    I strongly believe that 98% of all German homes are without AC. So is mine.(Right now I am sweating like being in a sauna.)
     
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  3. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Well its been sitting in its box for 16 hours in my room which is pretty much the same temperature as a fedex truck so here goes.
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  4. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Well, its here. 2004 G6136T in superb condition.
    ive been after an ‘04 for some while and have temporarily given up on finding a silver one. It has all the bits i love:
    Vertical headstock, feather inlays, filters, 2.75” body, bigsby, light bracing for “edge of chaos” resonance.

    Goldware nicely tarnishing but not a scratch or a ding or an abrasion anywhere. I bought it from the original owner who bought it in 2005 from Sweetwater (receipt included). (First photo is from the store where he had it on consignment and does not necessarily reflect the price I paid) BD4DA711-A37F-4C58-B76A-DA0658765CB3.jpeg 727CA47A-364B-433B-B0F9-DF0BD5D75F5E.jpeg 2F8E9530-2E57-4E6A-BA01-295D98218A5C.jpeg 82694775-F8AF-48CD-83AC-D20E20D1D9A8.jpeg B591BE2F-EB0F-4B2E-950F-DCCC710F6786.jpeg
     
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  5. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
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    Thats what I’m talkin’ about! Such a beautiful patina on the hardware
     
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  6. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    What a stunner! Congratulations
     
  7. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Oh HELL yeah!!!
    Welcome to Club Falcon!!
    I have the same model from the same year!
    Personally, I think it’s the best guitar ever made! It’s MAGICAL!

    I swapped bridge for a dBridge and the bigsby for a V Cut, but the HS Filtertrons need no replacement.
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  8. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Wow!!! Congrats & enjoy! A real beauty!
     
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  9. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    I knew you’d approve Sir!
    I have a v-cut going onto my christmas wishlist.
    Im a fan of those older filtertrons and i specifically wanted them. So excited.
     
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  10. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    The HS Filtertrons in that particular guitar sound magical, literally. The bridge pickup is a rock n’ roll beast and can get real snarly and nasty when needed. The middle position sounds like heavens bells and I use it often for rhythm, and the neck pickup is deep and smoooth smoooooth. I don’t know what it is, but they’re just perfect.
    I love TV Jones pickups, and I have them in other guitars, but NOT in my Falcon.
    Last time I was in the studio, the engineer called it a “Forever guitar”.
    So I named mine Forever.

    I wish you a long life together.
    I haven’t been this stoked for someone else’s NGD in a long time! Haha
     
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    This is a 2004? Wow, I thought I was looking at the most subtle Custom shop job I’ve ever seen! Stellar!
     
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  12. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    I know! That headstock!!!!!!
     
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  13. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Out freakin' standing! Congrats, well done.
     
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  14. Gretschzilla

    Gretschzilla Gretschie

    105
    Apr 20, 2021
    Saint Paul, MN USA
    That was worth the wait! What a beauty! Now I understand your commitment to let the guitar reach temperature equilibrium before opening it.
     
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  15. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Swwweeeeet :D:D:D Congrats!!:cool:
     
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  16. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    The mighty six-stringed electrified Cadillac! The grand daddy of them all!! A guitar entirely too large for me to play!! That is KILLIN!!!!
    Congrats!! :) :) :)
     
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  17. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Oh my!! Not doin that,,,, :eek::eek::eek::eek:o_Oo_O:eek:
     
  18. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    That's a beautiful big Falcon guitar. Congrats!
     
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  19. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Congratulations and enjoy! It looks perfect to me.
     
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  20. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Sweet, congrats.
     
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