So I was a lucky one who bought one of Setzer's guitars on Reverb!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Psychoholic, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    I would like to see close up shots of this particular guitar of brian's next to a production 2020 green sparkle hotrod. I have my reservations that they were able to capture the exact metal flake paint job, as a flake shooter. Several factors go into how the finish looks under direct light from the quality of the flake (cheaper flake doesnt have matching metallic finish), the size of the flake, or is it mixed size flake. The base coat under the candy base coat (was it a metallic gold, was it a metallic silver,etc).
    So... if you get a chance to take your guitar into a store and snap some pics of the variances, I'll give you a nice discount on a nocturne brain preamp haha! :)

    for example:
    lime candy over gold metallic w roth monster flake:

    before candy and flake, it was just a gold metallic paint

    and after:

    Green flake over black sparkle paint:

    And then here is Roth Warm Beer Gold monster flake over a gold metallic base

    then that same flake job covered in lime candy (clear lime)
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  2. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Lol I may have not used that 'too' very well, I wan't lucky enough to get anything, I would have loved the all white hot rod but was way too late and a bit out of my price range (admittedly not much though as I thought it was reasonably priced).
  3. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Congrats! Saw him playing that one..

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  4. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
  5. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Lovely; congratulations!
  6. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Wow!! Congratulations and ENJOY!!
  7. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Gretschie

    There can never be too much flaaaaaaaaaaaaake! I do not know why everything is not painted in flake!
  8. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    A beautiful guitar, and its having been previously in the possession of Brian Setzer gives is quite the cache. Enjoy playing it!
  9. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Really wonderful (I am jealous)! Enjoy!
  10. Psychoholic

    Psychoholic Electromatic

    Aug 30, 2020
    Loganville GA
    @TV the Wired Turtle those are great looking and I think I'm definitely going to need to buy a pedal from you (I'm not thrilled with my current slapback). Funny thing about your post about flake is I have a jar of Lil Daddy Roth Lime Squeezer sitting right here I bought for an upcoming project. I know some folks have switched over to Paint Huffer but damn I like the sparkle of the Roth flake.
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  11. lordhelmet

    lordhelmet Gretschie

    Apr 5, 2020
    Congrats @Psychoholic !
    Another one went to another great home: TV Jones himself bought a guitar, "Spotty" (I think he painted it himself?). I'm very happy about this, he seems to have a very personal Connection to this guitar.

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  12. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    Roth lays down very nicely in two stage poly
  13. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Synchromatic

    Feb 11, 2013
    Welcome and Congratulations! That is one beautiful guitar!
  14. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
  15. SuperB23

    SuperB23 Gretschie

    Jan 5, 2009
    Bay Area California
    Great looking Hot Rod There!! I bought one of the Gretsch Spectra Sonic Baritone models from the sale, I loved him playing Mystery Train on the Live in Japan DVD on that one!! I also own a 58 Duo Jet that also Belonged to Mr. Setzer for 26 years. Both these two Gretsch's are the pride of my collection now!! They both sound awesome too.
  16. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    That is an awesome guitar on it's own, but coming direct from Brian Setzer's collection? Amazing! Congrats, enjoy it for a very long time.
  17. scrimmer

    scrimmer Gretschie

    Apr 6, 2019
    North Carolina
    Wow, what a SCORE! Enjoy in good health Sir.
    I believe I've seen him play that particular one also myself.
  18. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    And please: pics! We want pics!
  19. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    Congrats! I'm glad some one here owns one of his guitars from that sale, a lot of us around here are Setzer fans. Enjoy!
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  20. tolm

    tolm Gretschie

    Jan 25, 2016
    Very nice!!

    Also, Dimebag, Gilmour and Setzer? That’s quite the eclectic Top 3 you’ve got there!!
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