which model says “Gretsch” more than any other?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by DoubleDropD, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    I have that as the prettiest
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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    6120-1959LTV Lacquer finish, TV Jones Classic pickups.
  3. JaredmacNeil90

    JaredmacNeil90 Gretschie

    Jan 19, 2021
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  4. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    OK; here you go:

  5. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    White Falcon, 6120, Tennessean, Jet...those are all posers.
    Nah, you want a 5120!! (FIFTYone-twenty with TV Jones and TruArc bridge, ca 2010 made in Korea)
    A true classic...exemplifies all that a Gretsch is, in Electromatic form.
    Dice knob is recommended, tweed case encouraged.
  6. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    post script- orange required
  7. JaredmacNeil90

    JaredmacNeil90 Gretschie

    Jan 19, 2021
    I know I said the falcon but Gretsch orange is so nice to look at
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  8. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Another vote for the orange 6120 overall.

    But really the white falcon and duo jet are also just as gretsch as you can get, the only thing that can top those two is a penguin :)
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  9. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    You’d have to dress up real fancy to play that one.
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  10. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    For me it's white falcon first, closely followed by Chet Atkins.
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  11. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    I've never been big on any of the orange models, but that's just me. I would lean toward the Country Gentleman, the one that George played with the Beatles, the first Gretsch I ever really noticed.
  12. GenghisBomb

    GenghisBomb Electromatic

    Sep 26, 2021
    Country Gentleman. /Thread
  13. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    lol, good thing i don't play in public, even me dressed at my best still isn't classy enough.
  14. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Gretschie

    Sparkle Jet. Then a White Penguin or Falcon since they have sparkle binding.
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  15. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    I grew up worshiping Duane Eddy, so it has to be an orange 6120 with Dynasonics for me.
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  16. Ashley1983

    Ashley1983 Gretschie

    Aug 9, 2020
    this comes down to what sound you want to get?

    I’ve got a Duo Jet with Dynos or it would be the Country gent through a Vox cos I want the George tone

    a lot of people will say different cos they are more into the rockabilly scene
  17. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    The most recognizable would be the orange 6120 as mentioned by others.
    Years back, when I bought my son his first Gretsch, and it was an orange G5120T. To most non Gretsch people it was recognized as a Gretsch, due to the shape and color.
    He also borrowed my 1963 Duo Jet (Dbl Cut), not many people knew what it was, they called it the miniature guitar.
    I guess comparing the 1963 Duo Jet to the 5120, it looked small.

    Later, we found a double cut Country Gent (Walnut), without the mutes, the only people who recognized it as a Gretsch was his music teacher, and the guy who sold it to us.

    Back then, I think that the orange helped identify it as a Gretsch.

    Fast forward a few years, there are a lot of people who now recognize the Gretsch line. I think that the world has shifted in their appreciation of this icon, which is a great thing.
  18. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    I'm hip 20211017_090127.jpg
    Of course this ain't my only Gretsch though, oh no, nope.
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  19. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Gretschie

    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    That's just what I thought when I bought it. Doesn't sound to bad either.:)
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