Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by mikalthejaded, Oct 5, 2021.

  1. mikalthejaded

    mikalthejaded Newbie

    Oct 5, 2021
    Florida, USA
    Hello, saying hi to all ya'll, finally got my first real gretsch, an '05 Tennessee Rose that i got for a steal (have had electromatics in the past and still have a electromatic bass with TV Jones), this is the start for me, next up is a vintage country gent, a sparkle jet, and maybe swap the '05 for a vintage Tennessean with HiLo's.

    about me: recording musician, producer and engineer, and luthier, play regionally in 2 bands, (one irish/pirate folk, the other hardcore punk).

    I play guitar, bass, keys, synths, mandolin, slide, and started to dabble in banjo after a got a 1930's Washburn 5 string in trade for some luthier work.
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  2. AllenK

    AllenK Gretschie


    Great first Proline Gretsch. I can understand the appeal of a vintage model, especially since you are a luthier and should be able to deal with any issues yourself (and get it cheaper in consequence) but the modern 6119 and 6122 VS models with TV Jones pickups are worth considering.
  3. mikalthejaded

    mikalthejaded Newbie

    Oct 5, 2021
    Florida, USA
    thanks, the vintage vs new comes down to me liking the narrower nut width and grime of early -mid 60's vintage models, just gotta find one where the binding rot isn't too bad. although really tempted by the players silver falcon that came out last year.
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
  5. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  6. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT mikla!
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  7. Gregor

    Gregor Country Gent

    Welcome to GT. Boy, can we learn a lot from you. Thanks for joining.
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  8. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Welcome! We like pictures of guitars you have :)
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  9. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome, congrats on new gretsch, feel free to post some pics if you want too.
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  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  11. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
  12. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Here's a welcome from Canada!
  13. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    Welcome to GT. Best of luck!
  14. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello and welcome to G-T, nice to have you here.
    Congrats on the Proline. I'm sure there will be others in your future also.
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  15. Marv666

    Marv666 Gretschie

    Jul 26, 2020
  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome friend
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  17. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
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