Gretsch Club

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

  1. Iceman0124

    Iceman0124 Tele-Meister

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    New 6117T-HT to add to the club

    Got a steal of a deal on a new 6117T-HT the other day and bit planning on a quick flip...shortly after opening the case she is all mine:D....my first post FMIC proline and hell of a guitar in all respects, and so far I'm loving the hilos, well the neck hilo anyway :p The finish is amazing to my eyes, and I'm not big on vintage bursts...this one is so smooth and ...well just beautiful. The neck is exremely comfortable and plays like a dream....she even smells great...she smells strongly of nitro..are they doing a nitro top coat on these like fender is doing on some of their models? IE poly finish then shoot a thin layer of nitro over so it will gracefully patina over time?


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    My long loved epi sorrento given more or less full gretsch make over :p
     
  2. caliban335

    caliban335 Tele-Afflicted

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    I recently purchased a Gretsch G3110 Historic Series Synchromatic hollow body. These were made in Korea in the years just prior to the Fender relationship. This thing is 3.5" deep! I love the retro look and the DeArmond 2000s sound pretty good, but the pole pieces are big Alnico V magnets. I have some nickel strings on the way which I'm hoping will improve the tone. The "Cadillac" tail piece was added by a previous owner, as these were issued with a Gretsch G cut tail piece.

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  3. vibrasonic

    vibrasonic Tele-Afflicted

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    Wow!! lots of nice gretsch guitars in this thread.
    Here's my 1955 Newyorker.

    Cheers
    Paul
     

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  4. robban65

    robban65 TDPRI Member

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    whuuuff,,my next gretsch ,,if i found one like this ,,it is beautiful,,,

    by the way,,here is my gretsch G6193 country club,,,,the only G6193 maple top made with thumbnails for some reason that they cant explain at gretsch support,(they were only made with humpblocks)just said,must made an error in production,back in the transition days between gretsch and fender 2003,,below is a katalog with G6193T and G6193,,
     

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  5. jimdd

    jimdd TDPRI Member

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    my 5122dc
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  6. The Salt

    The Salt Tele-Meister

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    Im in this club too!
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  7. Darkbeer

    Darkbeer TDPRI Member

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    Been awhile since I've been here. My Gretsch Historic series steamliner.
     

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  8. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

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    Those sure are purty guitars.

    Does anyone ever play them? ;)

    Mine ain't so fancy. But it rocks pretty hard.

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  9. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'm in, finally found my perfect Gretsch. A 6119 Tennessee Rose, made in Japan about 15 years ago I think. Love my Gretsch!!!

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    I paid about $800 for it used on CL. I'm a very happy camper!
     
  10. vox Phantom

    vox Phantom Tele-Holic

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    I just started saving for another guitar and the mistake that I made
    was this. Back in 2003 I bought a Gretsch 6128TBEE Duo Jet that
    was made in 2001 and then I sold it. I do have a Fender Telecaster
    and now I want to back to a Gretsch. I would like to get another EE
    Duo Jet just have to save the money and my amp is a 2008 Fender
    reissue 59 Bassman LTD. I looked at other guitars like Rickenbacker,
    Steinberger and Vox yet I like the Gretsch better. I know it will be
    used so besides the EE what other ones should I take a look at.
     
  11. Bobb2

    Bobb2 Tele-Meister

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    Guess I'll post mine in here too. 2008 Power Jet and 1962 Tennessean

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  12. norumba

    norumba Tele-Meister

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    didnt see this before, but happy to play!

    got bit by the Gretsch bug last summer, started with a 5120 but wanted to upgrade, and get into a little larger box. Was able to score a 2003 Country Club, put T'armonds in it, and I'm good to go!

    It is by now my favorite guitar, hands down...I do miss my regular Tele now and then, but this is just more ...me! Still have the fretless Tele build, sohope I'm still allowed on TDPRI!

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  13. JayRobIBZ

    JayRobIBZ Tele-Meister

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  14. keeffan

    keeffan Tele-Holic

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    Not exactly very Gretschy but LP Juniors are too cliche for my taste and it gets a La Cab tone on the cheap.... [​IMG]
     
  15. Jimmy Rocket

    Jimmy Rocket Tele-Holic

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    Waiting on a custom "Duo" guard to finish this off, but here's my little lady...

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  16. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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  17. BFcaster

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    The "my new guitar" pic from a year ago, the bridge has since been replaced with an aluminum Tru-Arc. TV Jones's Classic and Classic Plus ordered, with gold surround (eagerly awaiting!!!). Ditched the pickguard. Gonna do a faux-binding on re-shaped F-holes. All that was after much internal debate!! Considering new tuners.

    What is it about Tele's and Gretsches???? As different as night and day, but they belong together in the same category. Never been able to put my finger on it!

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  18. swellsmd

    swellsmd Tele-Meister

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    Ok I'm in. Besides my home made Thinline I have a G5120. I replaced the original Filtertrons with TV Jones pups, then I took the Filtertrons and put them in my Thinline. Got to admit no Tele in the area sounds like this one. Not to mention how sweet the Gretsch sounds.
     
  19. Brian blaut

    Brian blaut Friend of Leo's

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  20. bikeracr

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    Heard the Austin City Limits with Jeff Bridges last night and the "other" guitar player spent a lot of the night playing a Filtertron-equipped Duo Jet through what looked like a Goodsell Super 17/Mk III. The result was an amazing harmonically rich grittiness.

    This renews my resolve to get a Silver Jet again.
     
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