Although my "success" as a guitarist came as an acoustic fingerstyle player, my first love was electric blues. When I first started playing guitar, I tried to emulate Eric Clapton, Albert King, B.B. King, and later SRV. I still enjoying playing blues... but until fairly recently, never really used Gretsch guitars for blues; I always tended to lean toward Strats and 335s. Stumbled upon Jack Fossett's video asking why Gretsches aren't more popular for blues, and did some reflecting in light of my recent "discovery" that my G5420Ts are excellent blues guitars. I think I'm absolutely guilty of falling into the trap of using the same guitars that I see other blues guitarists using... or at least I was, back when I was a young impressionable player. And then habit became preference and I never thought about it. I suspect the Bigsby also had something to do with shying away from Gretsches for blues, since tuning stability might have been a worry with all that bending. When I played Strats, I used to block the tremolo or at least dock the bridge against the body and remove the bar. I'm sure I started doing this because Clapton blocked his... and Robert Cray (another early hero) played hardtail Strats. And another habit (born from emulation) became a preference that was hard to overcome. I think this type of thinking is far more common than most of us would like to admit. There's another YouTube video by Randy Rich that tackles this idea (although in Rockabilly guitar instead of blues). He cleverly shows how easily we can fall into the trap of choosing gear based on image... but later seems to justify it, since image can affect how we feel about our playing: Just curious who else is using a Gretsch for blues... or if anyone else has other theories why Gretsch guitars aren't more popular for blues.