NGD!! You GOTTA watch this.

Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by TSims1, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta




    Firefly ff338. I don’t understand.


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  2. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    918
    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Looks like a great deal for the price, sir! One does have to wonder how they can do it... have fun :D
     
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  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    For sure!! Will do! :)
     
  4. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Great review T, I dunno how they can sell at that price point since neck, frets, et al are good...
    I'm amazed that a $180 guitar only needs a replacement bridge.
     
  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    I mean.......I don’t either. ?!?
     
  6. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Loved the review, and I always enjoy hearing you play.....
     
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  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Thanks friend!
     
  8. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    663
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Great review! I’m so weak, almost pulled the trigger on one after watching, Ha!
     
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  9. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Sounds good. And apparently other people think so too because every single model on their site is sold out right now.
     
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  10. GHook

    GHook Gretschie

    132
    Sep 3, 2010
    wnc
    I think it simply illustrates that offshore manufacturing standards have improved, amazingly so. I mean they build so many of the "Marque" brands we by today, including Gretsch. I think what we are actually seeing is the impact of Direct to Consumer pricing policy's. So many middlemen are cut out of the end user price. Is that a good thing? Not sure it is for the brick and mortar sellers. It seems to be fine with even deiscerning guitar buyers. I love my Slick tele and Xavier 175 knockoff with GFS p90's.
     
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  11. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Wow! Just Wow!
    What a guitar! I likey!
    congrats Tony & nice video review too..
     
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  12. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Well if you wind up doing it and yours is as cool as mine.......it’s the best small amount of money you’ll ever spend!
     
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  13. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    663
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Still might Have to get one, beautiful guitar! Only thing holding me back Is that I just bought a Hagstrom Viking and it’s great!
     
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  14. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    So true. I had a couple early Gretsch Chinese guitars, I was not to thrilled. I tried them again recently along with one from Indonesia, what an improvement. Very nice musical instruments now.
     
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  15. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Listen to me - NEVER let something as inconsequential as LOGIC hold you back!
     
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  16. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    663
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Good advice, ha!
     
  17. BCRatRod73

    BCRatRod73 Gretschie

    323
    Sep 1, 2020
    Mississippi
    Says it has a bone nut. At that price? If it’s real then it’s a pretty good deal. Usually the first upgrade to make is the nut. Pickups and pots can be changed to taste. So long as the build and fretwork are good it can be a good guitar. I already have a Sheraton and Ibanez AS93 so I have the full size semi-hollow area covered. Enjoy. Should be fun to play.
     
  18. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    958
    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Nice, looks like a line sold here under the name of Artist guitars.

    I ordered one of those but returned it as the fretboard had been peeled off. It was a tape which looked real timber (ebony ) but was less then 1/32" thick.
    Everything else presented as the one you show. Without the peeling I would never have known.

    Still amazing for the price.
     
  19. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Darn you Tony! Just when I was content with standing pat, you go and gush about that beautiful guitar . . . and yes, I did check out their website and the Firefly guitars on Reverb. That splatted maple semi-hollow is gorgeous.

    **we need a drooling smilie**
     
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  20. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    How weird. This one is rosewood and it’s real.
    And yep - bone nut. Crazy.
     
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