Show Us Your Trios

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by drmilktruck, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    A trio of Historic importance. G3161 Historic (my first Gretsch,) G3700 Historic, & a G3900 Historic.
  2. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    And lastly, the three sisters. Same bodies, different pickup approaches. Epiphone Emperor Regent, Epiphone Broadway, and Epiphone Zephyr Blues Deluxe (midway through a cleaning & string change.) Sisters.JPG
  3. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
  4. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    no offense meant, it just looks out of place with all those others. What a fine fine collection. The J200 is something ive wanted since i saw Sheryl Crow in a little club in NYC back in the early 90s. It looked HUGE and she looked tiny but boy was she a great performer. Then Dylan came on and he wasnt too shabby either.
  5. Glaw

    Glaw Electromatic

    Aug 30, 2017
    Definitely no offense taken and I agree with you the hd28 is a special guitar. And thanks I enjoy just looking at those babies.
  6. birddog

    birddog Electromatic

    Apr 12, 2016
    It is a 5420...FSR model. According to Gretsch, only 15 were made in Right hand. Flame maple top, sides, and back gives plenty of crystal clear jingle.
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  7. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Gretschie

    Dec 29, 2020
  8. Wavey

    Wavey Electromatic

    Dec 31, 2016
    This is my current trio in the front room (the Gretsches are on the wall in the bedroom! :) All get played regularly.

    These three are very different guitars, one acoustic, one with P-90s, one with DeArmond pickups. Two are Gibsons the other is a Guild. But all three have one thing in common: the headstock shape. It is the standard shape on Gibson guitars, but the early 1960s Guild guitars also had the same headstock shape. The Guild below is a Starfire from 1961, made in Hoboken NJ. The LP is a 1972 Limited Edition reissue of a 1954 LP Custom (with LE serial number). The archtop is a 1937 L7.

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  9. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    I wound up w/ my 3 ES style hollow guitars out at the same time so snapped a pic:
    Left to right: Epi Casino Worn, '56 Gibson ES-225T, Epi ES-175 Premium
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  10. Durbanator

    Durbanator Electromatic

    Aug 16, 2016
    Love this thread - thanks to all for sharing. Here's my trio in order of twanginess:

    Gretsch trio.jpg

    5124 with (stock) DeArmond 2000's, compensated brass nut and RBB.
    6120 RHH with bone nut
    6131-TVP with RBB. In mid-transition, currently awaiting some pickup replacements from USA.
    The 5124 might be at the budget end of the trio but - and trust me - its a fantastic instrument and no poor relation. It's a great player and has "Gretsch" in spades. You can have your pick of the D'Armond loaded 5122-7 range in various colours for £400-600. Absolute bargain.
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  11. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Gretschie

    Dec 29, 2020
    Another batch! The current black guitar trio.

  12. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Very cool! Who made your Mosrite-y bass, if you don't mind me asking?
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  13. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Gretschie

    Dec 29, 2020
    Of course! That was made by "Uncle Mat"-- the Matsumoku factory in Japan. It's an Aria model 1720 Bass, made in 1970. I forget what I paid for it, but it was peanuts, definitely under two bills, along with a period-correct chipboard case. I wanna say like $125 USD or so. Seller was a keyboard player, who'd kept the poor thing under his bed for who knows how long. He clearly didn't understand the whole "lawsuit era MIJ" thing for guitars. Just wanted a few bucks so it'd be gone!
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  14. birddog

    birddog Electromatic

    Apr 12, 2016
    Although my wife does not play, I did get her a collection.....I play them often for her.
    Evh red.jpg Screenshot_2018-07-30-09-52-58.png pcfjereh7vpaqzdceohj.jpg
    And the fourth one in the trilogy-
    She has a thing for Van Halen.
  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    You should wear Spandex when you play them for her to get the best reaction! :D:D
  16. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    You did ask for Trio Gretsch...

    To be different we have Three Gretsch built tenor Banjos.
    Left 1925 Gretsch Orchestrella, middle 1933 Gretsch (unsure of the model only have original receipt that translates to Gretsch player banjo), and a 1940 Gretsch built Bacon Day Senorita.

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  17. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Gretschie

    Dec 29, 2020
    Nope, he didn't. Request, made in an "Other Cool Guitars" forum (emphasis supplied), simply asked "Show us your guitar trios."

    But cool banjos nevertheless. ;)
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  18. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    “So long, and thanks for all the fish!”

    (speaking of banjos)
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  19. Gold Penguin

    Gold Penguin Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    Long Island, New York
    Blue Allparts Strat with EMG DG20 pickups.
    20th Anniversary 10 top PRS
    Surf green 1988 Fender Custom Shop Strat. Came with a Surf Green case. Screenshot_20201001-125345.jpg
  20. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Electromatic

    Dec 17, 2019
    New Jersey
    My trio

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