Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups

Gretsch Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by A.B.Negative, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. A.B.Negative

    A.B.Negative Friend of Leo's

    Aug 26, 2008
    Any Gretsch owners out there?

    I have a Brian Setzer Hot Rod in metallic purple (I'll post pics ASAP). It's an amazing guitar - looks, feel, playability, tone, smell (we've all sniffed the f-holes, haven't we? Or is it just me...?).

    Post pics of your Gretsch here. Old, new, USA, Japanese, solid, hollow, Electromatics, Synchromatics... lets see them!

    And tell us exactly why you love Gretsches!
  2. PixelMover

    PixelMover Tele-Holic

    Oct 21, 2008
    Boston Area
    Man, sniffing f-holes is like sinking your face into a freshly oiled baseball glove and breathing in the cool aroma. Now if we could only find a way to combine the two... :cool:
  3. Jammin Jim

    Jammin Jim TDPRI Member

    May 25, 2009
    Comox BC
    G5120 here.........BEAUTIFUL guitar. Plays great and sounds great. Good twang to it as well.
    ADK Teleman likes this.
  4. Muddslide

    Muddslide Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 28, 2008
    Gypsy Caravan
    Thanks for starting a Gretsch Guitar Club here!

    Most of my guitars are Gretsch:

    My sole acoustic:


    Stock photo of one of my faves (I am going to make a custom silver pickguard and matching truss rod cover for it as well as installing a classy tailpiece):


    Here's my baby:


    And this one was a recent gift:


    ...I'm hoping to land a 5120 soon, and I intend for that to wrap up my GAS. Forever, unless something just flies apart and has to be replaced.
  5. A.B.Negative

    A.B.Negative Friend of Leo's

    Aug 26, 2008
    Brian Setzer Hot Rod

    As promised earlier, here are pics of my Setzer Hot Rod. It looks blue in the photos but it's more a Cadbury purple (British chocoholics will know what I mean).

    I didn't get on with the original Space Control bridge, the low E kept popping out of the saddle. I replaced it with a bar bridge which solved that problem but I couldn't get the action low enough so I replaced the thumbwheels with stainless steel washers (I really didn't want to start messing about sanding the wooden base).

    The Bigsby was a revelation. I'd never got on with wobble truncheons before but the feel of the Bigsby was just right for me. I've now added a B50 to my main Tele and a (Tokai made) Bigsby copy to my Fret King Esprit 1.

    The TV Jones pups are amazing. They have a different sound to normal humbuckers, with a grittiness I just love.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2009
  6. A.B.Negative

    A.B.Negative Friend of Leo's

    Aug 26, 2008
    Way Out West

    Here's my Americana Series acoustic. My fiancee gave it to me (thank you very much!) and I use it for my feeble attempts to play slide.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2009
  7. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    My Electromatic......



    One of my Way Out West guitars (I also have the grey one).


  8. Dirty Steve

    Dirty Steve Tele-Holic

    Nov 1, 2008
    Would love to be a member of this club! Can't justify laying at the dough at this point, tho. :(
  9. Rasputan

    Rasputan Tele-Meister

    Nov 17, 2007
    no. ca.
    Here's mine. A 5120 with TVJones
    Classics. It has a cream colored
    pickguard now.


    <><> Rasputan <><>

    Attached Files:

  10. TexGoneNW

    TexGoneNW Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 19, 2003
    Victoria, TX
    A beat up ol' Single Anniversary with the old model Filtrons is in the house. It is babied, because the binding is loose in it, and otherwise beat up. But, boy, does that pickup bring up some fierce mojo through the right amp!
  11. Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 7, 2007
    Why do I love it? It sounds like George Harrison and Monkees records. It doesn't sound like ANY of my other guitars.
  12. oxfordmini

    oxfordmini TDPRI Member

    Dec 31, 2008
    Here's this thru my 18 watt Trinity.

  13. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    I've got a 2006-vintage Tennessee Rose. It's a fun guitar, I love the HiLo Trons.
  14. Leon Grizzard

    Leon Grizzard Friend of Leo's

    Mar 8, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    I'm in

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2009
  15. maestrovert

    maestrovert Poster Extraordinaire

    i'm in too, with a 6120ssu and a 6128T


  16. caliban335

    caliban335 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 4, 2007
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Here's my 2004 G6122-1959 Nashville Classic....


    And a 2006 Power Tenny.

    Mr. Lumbergh and brookdalebill like this.
  17. telecaster man

    telecaster man Tele-Holic

    Dec 31, 2008
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    I own a White she is

    Attached Files:

    Mr. Lumbergh likes this.
  18. endzone

    endzone Friend of Leo's

    Jan 2, 2006
    Here's my 6118T Anniversary. Man I love Gretsch guitars!

  19. AtlantaSpike

    AtlantaSpike TDPRI Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    My 1952 6193 Electro II (later known as the Country Club). Great big archtop with great big pickups. A rockabilly thumper

  20. MikeBluetele

    MikeBluetele Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    May 10, 2009
    St Petersburg FL

    I owned this mid-sixties Tennessean for about 25 years, but I sold it about a year ago. I've missed it ever since.


    And so I bought a G5120 yesterday. It's a pretty nice guitar for the price, although I'll probably replace the tuners and the pick-ups eventually.

IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.