When your Girlfriend loves you (and Guitars!).

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by IPLAYLOUD, Nov 30, 2021.


    IPLAYLOUD Electromatic

    Aug 2, 2011
    Long Island
    When I worked at The Music Zoo, I posted a picture of me with a Chet Atkins that had come in, writing "Holding my Dream Guitar!". It sold the next day at the store. (Had a repaired neck. He got a deal!)
    My g/f saved that picture and, knowing very little about Gretsches at the time, checked Reverb/EBay every day. When the Roundup popped up, she grabbed it for Christmas!! Even better than the beautiful Chet I was holding, she found one of 75 Pine Top 6130KPW Roundups made in 2009!
    I will play this guitar every day for the rest of my life and feel the love that made her search for it.
    Hell, it could have been a $350 Electromatic...it would still mean the world to me.
    (Yes I added the Bigsby. I had to have one! Also a Mono-Plak TRC with my name, and I have since gotten HER a Mono-Plak with her name for her Reverend guitar).
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    Marv666, sgarnett, section2 and 27 others like this.
  2. toddfan

    toddfan Country Gent

    Mar 12, 2012
    A very special guitar made even more special because it was a gift from someone special! Congrats!
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  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats, cool wee geets those!

    Pretty cool girlfriend too sir.
  4. BobbyMac

    BobbyMac Electromatic

    Mar 13, 2016
    Texas Panhandle
    Johnny: That is an awesome guitar and an even better story!
  5. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    That's such a nice thing she did, great story and congrats.
  6. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    A keeper from a keeper! Congrats on both fronts.
    sgarnett likes this.
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I can hear that guitar ring all the way up here in Rockland County
  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    You are a very lucky man!
  9. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Congratulations and having a wonderful lady friend and a fabulous guitar!
  10. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I know the feeling well of a surprise gift of a Gretsch…I’m sure you will smile every time you pick it because of the story behind it. I know I do when I pick up mine.

  11. Gasee

    Gasee Gretschie

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Wales
    That is Great! My wife surprised with a Gibson many years ago - I sold it......
  12. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    beautiful gesture, beautiful guitar! Congrats!!
  13. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Wonderful girl friend and a great guitar, hard to do better than that. Enjoy both!
  14. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    The girlfriend or the guitar?


    my wife gave me my first Gretsch for my 51st birthday. What lucky fellows we are.
    IPLAYLOUD likes this.
  15. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Congrats on both the guitar and the GF - They're both fabulous!
  16. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Synchromatic

    May 15, 2020
    That’s awesome! But we’d like to see a pic of the Reverend too!
    new6659 likes this.
  17. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Congrats (times two!)
    My wife thinks that she bought my guitars, but she didn't $pay$ for any, she just gave me permission to buy them.... Works for me.
    new6659 likes this.
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