Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by TSims1, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Not home yet and haven’t taken any pics......any guesses? ;)
  2. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    No idea at all. You been buyin some weird stuff lately my friend!
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  3. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Wayne Gretschsky's ugly Tele?
  4. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Your autographed guitar is ready for you after having the two autographs protected by your tech.....
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Not another Rivolta?
  6. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Fender Special Edition Telecaster FMT HH!

    This guitar is so smooth......all the way around everything is so smooth. Neck plays so good. The tummy cut is great and the guitar weighs 6lbs! The Seymour Duncan’s are great......SD ‘59 in the neck and a Pearly Gates at the bridge slot. It’s a wonderful Swiss Army knife guitar with the coil tap tone knob! Love it!

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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Didn’t see that one coming! Congrats, it’s awesome. I have the Squier version and I adore it.
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  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    I played it at Ken Stanton two weeks ago and just walked away thinking how incredible it was all around. A very premium feeling and playing guitar. And so lightweight! Put it out of my mind until today when I went back in to look at the Gretsches. There she was staring at me. I plugged it in and just thought “this is too good a guitar to not get”. It’ll be onstage tomorrow AM and I can’t wait. :)

    Truly, this is the Les Paul for Fender players.
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  9. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Wow very nice, how do the two pick ups sound with the tap on?
  10. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Had no guess, but this is a nice one for sure. I like these a lot.
  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That's beautiful! Congrats, Tony.
  12. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I’ve always liked the looks of these. Aren’t they neck through too?
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  13. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    Feb 16, 2013
    I had one of those years a few ago - it was my #1 favorite for quite a while until the arthritis in my basal thumb joint progressed to the point that playing its thin neck became too painful to bear. They’re really sweet and versatile guitars; lots of tonal options. Fast, low action, easy to play... I hated to let it go but it became the favorite of the guy I sold it to as well.

    Every comfortable guitar I own now has a medium chunky neck: G5420T, G5245, Ibanez AS73, Epi Joe Pass jazzbox, even my Squier 51.
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  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    It IS a thinner neck, but this one definitely towards the side of medium. After some lifestyle changes, it seems I can do mediums again.
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  15. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Synchromatic

    May 1, 2018
    Is it twangy like a regular tele? I’ve never seen that model before, real cool!
  16. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Congrats, looks like a lot of fun.
  17. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

    Mar 4, 2021
    Love that curly maple top! Beautiful guitar TS.
  18. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Congratulations! I loved the SD 59 & pearly gates combo in the past
  19. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats Tony. That's a fine looking Tele and I was not aware of them.
    Enjoy playing that jewel.
  20. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    Hey T,

    Good to see you're helping to keep the Atlanta area guitar shops humming!


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