Which Gretsch for hometown show?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by muchos gretsches, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. muchos gretsches

    muchos gretsches Gretschie

    174
    Jul 5, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm returning to my home town (Plainfield, CT) to play at Hank's Dairy Bar this Saturday afternoon. I'll be bringing one Gretsch and one Telecaster.
    I've asked folks on a Tele forum to pick which Tele to bring. I'm asking here to pick which Gretsch.
    This one?
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    or this one?
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  2. dazzajl

    dazzajl Country Gent

    Age:
    52
    Apr 18, 2010
    wiltshire
    I'm loving the red but it's got to be green really. Gives you a little more beef to compliment the singles (I'm guessing you have) in the tele. :D
     
  3. sligo ray

    sligo ray Synchromatic

    501
    Jun 17, 2011
    New Zealand
  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    They are both beautiful but I echo the Tele w/ single coils and the Anni w/ Filter'trons. The best of both worlds!
     
  5. stephaniedema

    stephaniedema Electromatic

    31
    Jun 1, 2012
    Ghent, Belgium
    I would go for the green one! :)
     
  6. dgshooter

    dgshooter Country Gent

    Oct 18, 2011
    Central MO
    Gotta go with the green Annie. It has real F-holes.
     
  7. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    Being of the bovine variety, I'd say the double anni, simply because your playing the dairy bar, and it's the colour of the green green grass of your home town! }8:)P
     
  8. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    58
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Agreed. Take the Anni for tonal variety.
    The Tele can cover just about any ground that the HiLo's can cover.
     
  9. charlie chitlins

    charlie chitlins Synchromatic

    582
    Aug 4, 2008
    near philly
    Dairy Bar?
    The green one looks like pistachio ice cream.
    Maybe you could put some liddo brown flecks on it.
     
  10. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    The green on is gorgeous.. but it also is a firm look at "ME". Asise from the above musical/sonic considerations, what kind of statement do you want to make? How flashy or humble is the Tele? Maybe you want MORE flash? Maybe less distraction?

    Tell you what, give me the Gretches to hold onto, just stick with the Tele.

    mj
     
  11. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Not just that, but the Double Green Anni is my very favourite of all my Gretsch guitars. You can play it and think of me. ;)
     
  12. rhino2104

    rhino2104 Electromatic

    Age:
    38
    92
    Jan 25, 2011
    Bastrop, TX
    My vote is the green Anni. The TR looks awesome but I love the real f-holes and the color on the Anni. It's more of an eye catcher and head turner in my opinion.
     
  13. Wow, a bunch of green with envy votes. I would go with the one you play the best, and care the least about, in case of rowdy crowd.
     
  14. Lee Erickson

    Lee Erickson Country Gent

    Apr 20, 2009
    Eagan, MN
    Mostly, I like red, but the Filtertrons are more versatile. I'm with Tony and Tartan on that.

    Lee
     
  15. muchos gretsches

    muchos gretsches Gretschie

    174
    Jul 5, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm going with this one:
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    and this one:
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    It's an outside gig and they'll look great in the sun.
     
  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
  17. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    OK. Final offer: Keep the Gretches and the Tele... just give me the ampeg. You uh, don't want to appear like you're trying to hard. People may misinterpret that; confusion, conflict, hurt feelings. Bad scene. Just give me the ampeg. It's for the best.

    mj
     
  18. sligo ray

    sligo ray Synchromatic

    501
    Jun 17, 2011
    New Zealand
    It's clear no one but me likes that TR. Best you send it on to me. Why would you ever need a backup for a Tele anyway? Those things are the most reliable guitar on the planet.
     
  19. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I guess your medications hadn't kicked in yet? :)
     
  20. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Wow! Two of you with bad meds? :)
     
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