Vintage man!

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by Wayne Gretschzky, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I'm going to borrow some pics from the GDP that show the difference between heavy trestle and light trestle bracing. On light trestle bracing, 1959-1961, the legs of the trestles rest on small wood blocks:


    On heavy trestle bracing, the legs rest on complete parallel back braces (I think this might actually be Ed's guitar):

    And there's a block of wood between the trestle legs under the bridge:
  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    She was pictured with a 90’s 6120w from time to time, and used a 6120 jr when the Cramps toured over seas in the 00’s for the last time.

    I embrace wolf tones. They never bother me. I also like to strum and pick back there while feeding back. It makes some great scary sounds.
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  3. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    May 11, 2017
    Yeah, that is cool! It's ... this little lack of control, the letting stuff happen has something to it that nothing else has.

    And you can't take a wolf on stage anyway, at least in most venues they're not that welcome ... but the tones must be made somewhere, so ... how else should one do it?

  4. Wow, talk about mojo

    Do we consider ‘Vintage’ instruments to be 30+ years old and antiques 100?

    My oldest GreTschs are from ‘08, 125th Anniversary (both 6136DS and TSL), however 10 year’s ago I bought a 1962 6122-62 that turned out not to exist...thank you Pay Pal.

    I do however own a case for the TSL that’s been around and previous owner tells me it was purchased from the son of Tony Sheridan of Beatles Fame.

    Also an ‘84 ES-175 w/Tim Shaws, an ‘83 Deluxe Reverb II and a Conn Trumpet my Uncle Ted played in Navy Bands during WWII. Serial number dates it to 1923.

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  5. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    Jan 9, 2013
    Can't say exactly why, but seeing that gorgeous ES-175 really lifted my spirits. I've always wanted one, but finances dictate otherwise...
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  6. ToneM1

    ToneM1 Gretschie

    Mar 10, 2009
    Northern L.A. County
    When did Streamliner's get into the $2k & up range?
  7. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

    Mar 27, 2020
    Nice natural lighting an composition on that picture :eek: could be a wallpaper. :D
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Nice stuff. So did you just get an empty Gent case?
    Uncle Ted played brass???:D Screenshot_2020-04-09-08-20-28-1.png
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  9. Thank you. No, Silver Falcon came in it, White Falcon left in it
  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I'm not vintage; I'm antique.
  11. S. Rock

    S. Rock Friend of Fred

    never fear, Ed. I've still got my 1959 6124 Annie. it was my first guitar. so, I plan to keep it for a long time.

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  12. Ati EDGE

    Ati EDGE Electromatic

    May 23, 2013
    Budapest, Hungary
    Nice Anny! Does it have trastle bracing?
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  13. S. Rock

    S. Rock Friend of Fred

    yep. Ed Ball has actually had it in his hands and gave it a once over.
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  14. anthony466

    anthony466 Electromatic

    Dec 13, 2019
    Only got 3, but what a trio to own... very tasty! Were they already pricey when you started buying?
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  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Pricey enough Anthony,i bought the 60's one when i was 17 ,it took a long while to pay off!
    The 50's ones where purchased in 1999 and 2000,but i sold a few guitars and then put money into the pot for those.
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  16. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I'll pitch in to this worthy thread.
    My '57 6190. 20200414_165925.jpg 20200414_165940.jpg
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  17. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Nice! These have always been one of the most under-rated vintage Gretsch models IMHO. This is also the model that sucked me into this whole hobby (or lifestyle at this point), as you could get a cool 50s Gretsch electric archtop for $1000-1500. Yours looks to be all original and delicious!
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  18. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Thanks, it is all original except that all the wiring disintegrated and i had to redo it. I still have to rebuild the double pot tone control though so its running Hot Rod style right now with just a volume.
  19. tgibson

    tgibson Electromatic

    Sep 11, 2013
    Guelph, Ontario
    Some of mine. 6120 , 6125, 6119. OZ07gfifTAmZDpcZ5Adzdw.jpg Wv+ChJ2PQZWCu8Y1hJRgoQ.jpg
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  20. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
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