Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by wildeman, Dec 3, 2021.

  1. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Got me one of these scooters when they first came out (not 1959,nerds:D) and had to sell or trade it? for some reason, can't remember....
    Here's my new beauty! These are great guitars that really don't need anything extra. 20211203_201313.jpg 20211203_201329.jpg 20211203_202237.jpg
    I like that big old knot in the back alot!:rolleyes:
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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Very nice! Congrats
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    This guy is why i even liked JMs in the first place, true story...

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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  5. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats and HNGD. Good looking JM, enjoy.
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  6. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
    Yes that looks awesome!
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  7. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Bonus on this one, someone's already set it up to play, Mustang saddles and all, JM's can be fiddly to get right and its nice that its already done on this. It also looks like N.O.S. i cant find a flaw on it. Its playing real nice with roundwound 10s on it! My habit is to put flat 12s on a JM straight away, ima let these set a bit.
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  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations on your new Mustang!
    It makes Mona Lisa having her so-so smile but I bet it's a great player.
  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats wildeman!
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    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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  11. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    I loved this guy. From the Wiki: "He died after suffering an ultimately fatal concussion in a fall at his home, just nine days short of his 86th birthday. After his death, his daughters Yvonne and Mavis gave one of his guitars to country and gospel musician Marty Stuart".

    This is a favorite of mine:

    Sorry, I digress. This was about a new guitar - congrats!
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  12. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Oh, lets digress.

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  13. All Thumbs

    All Thumbs Gretschie

    Dec 20, 2020
    Congrats. Mine needed a ton of set up when I got it, but it's now my favorite. Probably shouldn't say that on the Gretsch forum.
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  14. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Okay...I love watching and listening to Levon from when he was younger.

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  15. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Well, it is the Gretschiest Fender they made.
    This one was used, not much though, so i think its previous owner or the shop set it up. I may shim the neck later to get the action a bit lower but it plays pretty good now, and of course i wouldn't turn down a AVRI vibrato.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2021
  16. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats, happy playing.
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