This is what you pay for w Gretsch Factory pro series, arrigatou gozaimashita

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by TV the Wired Turtle, Apr 30, 2021.

  1. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
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  2. Abeno Matto

    Abeno Matto Gretschie

    May 8, 2014
    Nice promotion page. Ikebe Gakki is good at giving the details on what they sell. Their prices can be pretty good on outlet guitars. I got a Brian May real cheap from them a few years back.
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  3. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    Things like this dont readily show up in our search engines, so it feels like a gem finding it. I cant get enough gretsch Japan factory pics
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  4. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

    Mar 4, 2021
    This pretty much says it.
  5. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Photo & video tours of the quality Japan guitar manufacturing facilities is always impressive. Thanks for posting the link.
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  6. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    Koa Penguin, Aloha!

    Yeah, factory pictures are dangerous for causing increased symptoms of GAS.
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  7. Blister

    Blister Gretschie

    Jan 2, 2021
    Upstate NY
  8. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Simply fabulous to see. I look at this and wonder, with all those sequential processes, and all those hands contributing, how many dont make the cut. What percentage get labelled b-stock because a screwdriver slipped or a bit of sanding went too far?
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  9. Landshark2020

    Landshark2020 Gretschie

    Sep 4, 2020
  10. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    What a fantastic post! I have so much respect for those workers and their skill.
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  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Awesome find, was so cool too see all thay.
    love the koa 6128
  12. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I see that Long and McQuade in Canada is listing a G6134T Limited Edition Koa Penguin (with gold hardware and armrest)! GAS is building!
  13. MotorCentaur

    MotorCentaur Synchromatic

    May 11, 2016
  14. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    Link isn't working for me. Just sits there, empty. :(

    update: I had to go back like 5 times, but it finally loaded.
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  15. AllenK

    AllenK Gretschie

    Thanks for posting.
  16. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Thanks for sharing.
  17. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada

    Being a retired Occupational Health and Safety Professional, I can't help but wonder how badly the workers health/safety is being impacted by the process.

    Respiratory protection is minimal at best, the shop is dirty/dusty, I see only one mechanized dust extraction machine, and that's machine protection, not worker protection/no machine guarding anywhere.

    We love an thoroughly enjoy this pastime, but at whose expense?


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  18. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Thanks. Some of the coolest pictures I’ve seen in a bit. I think you’re starting to give us some Gretsch GAS!
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  19. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    Cool to see the Duo Jet chambers
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  20. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Having all the right jigs, fixtures and tooling certainly helps. Cool stuff!

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