This Gretsch-not-a-Gretsch is pretty hot

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by AZBrahma, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Sharp lookin'
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  2. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Synchromatic

    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.
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  3. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Anyone know where Godin makes those?
  4. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    while we are on this topic of a Gretsch that is not a Gretsch, I have a hankering for one of these Prestige DC coupe. Compared to the 6131T-62, this has a wider neck, 1/2 the price and I like the control layout:


    I believe all Godins are made in Canada as are these Prestige guitars assembled in Canada
  5. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Synchromatic

    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.
    Godin is a Canadian company.
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  6. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    I've had a pretty high opinion of any Godin/Seagull I've handled. As far as I know, all of them are Canadian made, generally of semi-locally sourced woods (w/ some exceptions) & seem to provide a really nice value beyond their price point.
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  7. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Still, it looks so much like a Gretsch . I like all guitars but their is nothing like a Gretsch.
  8. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    That's a nice looking guitar, I like it.
  9. Waxhead

    Waxhead Friend of Fred

    Aug 30, 2014
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  10. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    I had a bit of a double take when I finally looked at the MAP on the web page of $2295, seems higher than I would have expected from them based on previous models. Maybe that's Canadian dollars though?
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  11. Waxhead

    Waxhead Friend of Fred

    Aug 30, 2014
    yeah Sid - they won't sell many at that price.
    Can buy any blue 5120 and stick TVJ Classics in it for $1000 :eek:
  12. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    I would expect a new 6120 should be attainable fairly easily for that MAP most places in the US anyway.

    I'm not necessarily meaning to say the Godin is any less deserving of the price, but yeah they don't really have the general brand recognition to do well w/ a $2K+ street price to me even w/ TVJs in it.
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  13. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    If they are made in Canada then that price makes sense.
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  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Approve. :cool:

    (Why is there no switch tip screwed on?)
  15. Chet Harrison

    Chet Harrison Gretschie

    Apr 27, 2020
    Cool... and if you drop it or ding it... it apologizes to YOU.
  16. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Good catch. They're not made in Canada?a
  17. David_GS

    David_GS Electromatic

    Oct 16, 2020
    They're made in Canada and the price is in Canadian dollars, which is about $2,100 USD. I was looking at a 5th Avenue archtop acoustic (along with a weird Japanese teardrop guitar) before deciding on my Gretsch. I have an Etude classical and it's a beautiful guitar. I still had the acoustic in my camera roll: FF53D202-5D2E-4AD6-912A-7BD10659BF70.jpeg
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  18. scrimmer

    scrimmer Gretschie

    Apr 6, 2019
    North Carolina
    I had one of the dark stained 5th Ave. Kingpins w/the P90. It was a very well made, fine guitar for little money. Another one of those I wish I hadn't let go now.
    Have thought about getting another one, but I'm saving up for a Tennesee Rose at the moment.
    Keep hitting setbacks though and it's gonna take me longer than I hoped. Some serious back issues as of late. Trying to avoid surgery,
    but those big steroidal nerve injections ain't cheap and it's been one med bill after another lately. Yuck :(
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  19. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    These Godin Montreal models are really nice guitars - beautifully made and the play and sound fantastic. Even the Bigsbys are smooth. I nearly purchased a Montreal about two years ago. It had Duncan P90s and wow!

    However, when I played it I found a problem. The Montreals were designed with a trapeze tailpiece and the Bigsby was an evolution. However, being an old-time Strat player I use the volume control a lot and on the Montreal, you have to reach over and behind the little hump on the Bigsby where the tension bar goes through the frame.

    It was uncomfortable for me and I passed on the sale. The need to move the volume control forward so it is not buried under the Bigsby handle.

    But they are great guitars!
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