Roar of the mighty Penguin

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Merc, May 30, 2020.

  1. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Penguins are just so cool. Man I wish I had the funds for this limited one. I just love the color.

    If you have any Penguin.... feel free to post some lovely pics.

     
  2. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    This is going to be a
    1) fabulous thread
    2) painful thread
    3) expensive thread for those of you susceptible to GAS
     
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  3. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    this one ticked ALL the right boxes for me. Vertical headstock, feather inlay fret markers, handwound Seymour Duncan Dynas, Bigsby and Armrest. One of the Wildwood special run. But it had to go to make something even better possible. I miss it though.
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  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Plenty happy with my BJP but she is a plump bird! IMG_9800.jpg IMG_4374.jpg !
     
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  5. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    Still haven't got any really good shots of it solo yet but heres's my Precious:
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  6. GOOBALL JEFF

    GOOBALL JEFF Synchromatic

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    so the white one is a center block? so it will be on the lighter side? i want it even bloody more now. look away look away...
     
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  7. Rckt-Brew

    Rckt-Brew Electromatic

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    May 25, 2017
    Trabuco Canyon
    This is truly a fabulous Penguin.
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  8. Rckt-Brew

    Rckt-Brew Electromatic

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    How do I delete my bad photo links?
     
  9. GOOBALL JEFF

    GOOBALL JEFF Synchromatic

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    if god plays guitar i'm sure he plays a white penguin
     
  10. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    That’s an absolute beaut.

    Click Edit, then More Options if I remember right. You should see the photos to the remove.
     
  11. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Go click on edit and delete the ones you don’t want. On my phone edit only appears in landscape mode, turn the phone sideways.
     
  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Great demo. At first I thought Rab made an odd pairing with the Penguin. Now I think it’s brilliant and exactly what Gretsch need.
     
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  13. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Love both the Penguins in his video and you need filtertrons for it to fully roar imo.
    Most of the Penquins I've seen unfortunately have dynasonics.

    Plus question - Penguins look great but do they sound any different to a Jet with the same pups?
     
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  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    I like the doublecuts.
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    With Space Control bridge replaced by Tru-Arc Serpentune in brass:

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  15. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I love Filtertrons but would love me some TA’s as well. Some of my favorite Setzer tones are when he’s playing that Silver Jet.

    Plus answer - That’s a valid point. But if colors can sound different... surely the sparkle binding can give it more sizzle. The the fancier Gretsch logo must add to it as well. If neither of them do you can at least feel cool playing one. :cool:
     
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  16. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    That video was great!
     
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  17. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    My Penguin feels & sounds noticably different to me from my 6128T (which would be the closest Jet I've owned) either amplified or acoustic. The 6128T seems a bit more hollow in the attack but a bit more dead as far as resonance/sustain go. Then again different exact same model guitars can have not dissimilar differences in sound & feel to me.

    There's the beefier neck profile, the strong preference I have for its playability, & what I'm guessing is at least 1.5-2 lbs. more heft the Penguin carries too.

    I think I like the aesthetics of the 2 about equal to be honest (they both look great to me: Penguin for flashier & 6128T for classier).
     
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  18. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

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  19. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful guitars everyone
     
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  20. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    My Midnight Sapphire Penguin.

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