What do y'all think about this one?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Jeff67, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    I don’t get a chance to show off often. So here’s a few pics of my Steven Stern knotty pine roundup. The 3 flathead screws on the Synchrosonic are recent mods for palm muting. I was playing it for a couple of hours yesterday and wondering if there was anything that could be improved at all. No. It’s perfect. Well worth the money. But the guitar in the OP doesnt seem right at all. Just an odd mix of ingredients and choices. As i tell my design students, Theres a difference between an original idea and a good idea



    If this weren’t aged I’d be too scared to play it. But because its so well done i have no fear of strumming the living daylights out of it. Relic guitars aren’t for everyone but i think this is absolutely stunning and I could never find let alone afford a real ‘55.
    My only mod to mr Stern’s work. Three flathead screws.
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  2. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    I think it’s the new deal of Jets... B5 and tone knob, no single pickup volume. I saw another new production non-chambered Special Jet like that on Reverb... basically an high-end Junior Jet.
    A bit like when they replaced B6 on Broadkasters for B7. Maybe is a trend.
    Love the color and the finish, but when it comes to P90s the other G brand does the job better if you ask me. I bet my ‘64 SG Special soapbars could give this 4300 dollars guitar a fight.;)
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  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
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  4. DasherF

    DasherF Electromatic

    Aug 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, Mn
    Somebody fill me in...what does the "Jr" imply on a Gretsch? I've known the brand, the models, but still learning the sub-models.
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  5. Tadhg

    Tadhg Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2019
    Qld - Australia
    First thing that came to my mind was, "The Custom Shop's trying to give further legitimacy to the 2210/15."
    But I agree - B50 on a G2215 wouldn't be that expensive, and would be a heap of fun.
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  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Yeah, they look like a really cool moding platform.
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  7. Paulie26

    Paulie26 Electromatic

    Sep 7, 2020
  8. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    My guess is scale length.
  9. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I was wondering about that, too.
  10. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I thought Jr meant a smaller body size compared to the bigger sibling.
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  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    The only thing I can think off with the jets is that similar to the Gibson versions, which is stripped down/basic as the one pictured in the OP only looks to have a master volume and tone control not the standard electronic layout, but they again didn't Gibson call their beginner guitars juniors as they were cheaper less frills guitars to the standard ones?
  12. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    On hollow and semi-hollow Gretsches, "Junior" denotes a smaller body size. For example: the 6120 has a 16" lower bout, while the 6120 Jr has a 14" lower bout. The Broadkaster Jr has a smaller body than the Broadkaster; the 2655 Streamliner Jr has a smaller body than the 2622 Streamliner; etc. They all have the same 24.6" scale length.

    I've never seen a Jr Jet before. From what I can tell, they're stripped-down Jets: flat tops, fewer knobs, unbound necks. Not sure why anyone would want a Custom Shop guitar with fewer bells and whistles, but there you have it.
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