They do not make it easy...

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Blue Eyed Floozy, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, happy guitar hunting.
  2. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Don't know about a 12 string. Can play a 6 string some. Maybe a 9 string. Do they make a 9 string guitar ? Anyway welcome to GT.
  3. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Blue-eyed, honestly, all the guitars you mentioned are excellent choices. And yes, the hunt is always the fun part, you are being wise to take your time and consider your options.

    I don't know if I agree with lack of talent, the first step of talent is pursuing your options, and you are certainly asking all the right questions.
    I know that George played a 12-string Ric, and we prefer our 5422-G over our Rickenbacker 360-12 as a personal preference.
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    @Blue Eyed Floozy , I have 3 12 strings . Although I do not own a Gretsch Falcon Rancher , I did play one once ....WOW ! WHAT A SOUND ....
    These are mine
    Melissa Etheridge Signature

    Gretsch FSR G5422-12 IMG_1706.jpg

    Martin D12-28


    This I do not have but D'Angelico is something to look at . I believe this was the D'Angelico Exel Fulton at there NY City showroom . Almost bought it but the Martin won

    Last edited: Jan 3, 2021
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    You can always add a sound hole pickup to an acoustic. It's a trade off, but, what in life isn't?
  6. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    Feb 16, 2013
    Another trade off here:

    I recently bought one to scratch my 12 string itch. It’s pretty darned cool!
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  7. Blue Eyed Floozy

    Blue Eyed Floozy Electromatic

    Not bad at all.
  8. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    Feb 16, 2013
    Yep. Now I have five electric 12 strings!
  9. Blue Eyed Floozy

    Blue Eyed Floozy Electromatic

    Is there anyone here who has both the Gretsch Rancher Falcon 12 and the electric 12? I would be interested in hearing which gets more use.
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    That's an interesting comparison
  11. Blue Eyed Floozy

    Blue Eyed Floozy Electromatic

    Honestly, how often do you reach for the G5422-12 with the other two available?
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    To be honest thats a hard question to answer . Some days I'm in an electric mood and somedays I'm in an acoustic mood . I'm just a " play at home player ".
    Not to mention working 2 jobs and also that winter has kicked it , I'm unable to play outside on the deck . . But the G5422-12 does get its use
  13. gretsch-to-go

    gretsch-to-go Electromatic

    Oct 2, 2019
    Palm Coast, FL
    MSRP is what keeps me at the 5220 & 5230T products.
  14. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Welcome to the forum, Blue Eyed Floozy. Like someone else said, I am still learning to play 6 strings, but the 12 string sounds interesting. There are lots of smart cats around here, though, so stick around.
  15. Dumbthumbs

    Dumbthumbs Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2020
    New Mexico
    I'm about to pull the trigger on a Falcon Rancher 12 string. I'm hesitating only because I was told 12 string players spend half their time tuning and the other half playing out of tune. 12 string falcon.jpg
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  16. mike77rios

    mike77rios Gretschie

    Nov 13, 2011
    san Diego
  17. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada


    Have a look at the ''Jet'' line, in both single and double cut.

    Small body, slim neck, nice and easy to handle...

    Make sure you get a proper fitting Gretsch case as well.

    Happy Hunting.


  18. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Welcome to the madness.
  19. Noparadise

    Noparadise Electromatic

    Jan 29, 2017
    ^^^ this
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