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. Archtops

    Archtops Gretschie

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    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    I thought the factory looked a bit primitive. It’s amazing they turn out such well made guitars. Skills!
     
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  2. Penguin Picker

    Penguin Picker Gretschie

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    Apr 2, 2021
    Canada
    Yeah, that was awesome. And I've got GAS.
     
  3. juks

    juks Gretschie

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    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    That is so cool and the wood is so pretty. I was amazed it takes only 7-10 minutes to mold the sides. And that the binding and logo are attached before painting.
     
  4. AZBrahma

    AZBrahma Gretschie

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    Dec 18, 2020
    Arizona
    And on a completely unrelated note....

    This appears to be a Hopi ring he's wearing. I have a couple myself, but I live in the state of their territory. To see one in Japan is pretty crazy. Small world.
     
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  5. Archtops

    Archtops Gretschie

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    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    Big Hopi and Navajo jewelry fan myself!
     
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  6. Mellowcat

    Mellowcat Gretschie

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    Aug 22, 2013
    VA
    Thanks for posting. Love that really hogged out Duo Jet body on the right.
     
  7. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
  8. Sparkle Jet

    Sparkle Jet Electromatic

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    Wake Forest
  9. Sparkle Jet

    Sparkle Jet Electromatic

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    Jul 10, 2014
    Wake Forest
    Thanks for sharing. I have a lacquered antique White Falcon with TV Jones. The amount of work that goes into construction of these guitars is truly impressive. Vast difference between these and a CDC’d solid body and bolt on neck guitar!
     
  10. Bob Perrone

    Bob Perrone Gretschie

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    Mar 7, 2017
    allentown, pa
    Since I started playing many decades ago (6 actually) I always wanted a Country Gentleman. I viewed a video on You Tube of the Gretsch Factory in Japan - it was based on them creating a custom guitar for a Japanese rocker (forgot his name). Watching the precision and care and small workforce employed there it convinced me that the cost was going to be worth it. I was not disappointed. It is the first absolutely perfect guitar I have ever bought. Worth every single penny in price. It as like it was made for me.
    Now...thanks to this post...dagnabbit; I'm getting G.A.S. again! LOL
     
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  11. gfirob

    gfirob Electromatic

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    Jul 5, 2019
    Rochester, Vermont
    I couldn't help but noticing how much nicer the finishing work is on the inside of those guitars than it is in my Brooklyn built 1967 6120...
     
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