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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by A.B.Negative, Jun 19, 2009.
I'm in Nashville 6120KS
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Found this Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet G5438 with a Gretsch case today at a great price
That's a sweet looking machine! Congratulations!
G5420t fairlane blue and a doll.
YES, it is. Thanks
I was in a shop selling a LP... the Gretsch was there... and just couldn't resist. Dynasonic are amazing, very Telecaster like (or maybe the opposite)
Don't get my GAS going!!!!!! I'm already suppressing serious Jazzmaster desire ... grrrrrrI can feel it rising....
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After saying I wouldn't get another guitar anytime soon (as it takes me ages bonding with a 'new' guitar) I've found myself looking at Gretsch guitars, in particular the G5622T in black, though I also like the Orange one too. I'm going to try some out at various shops to get a feel for the various models as there is a Streamliner one I also like, but I'm not up to speed on the models/numbers.
I figure it would be a good change from my small Tele/Les Paul/Strat collection.
...I might be back.
I very much agree as i want one of those fender mij traditionsl jazzmasters in a big way.
I however solved that gas problem by purchasing another analog synthezizer.
Yes i am a 3 year old. Haha.
Don't underestimate the MIJ g6119 tennessee roses. I'm using mine more and more it's a beaut + has the Fender scale if you prefer that
I'm OK with the shorter scale as I also have two Les Pauls (One Epiphone and the other is a Gibson 60s Tribute). The G6119 comes up at around twice the price of the ones I'm looking at though. Andertons (and others) have the G5622T for around £700.
That's still the most expensive guitar I would have bought (my Gibson 60s Tribute Gold Top was £650 bought used), so I'll no doubt do some mulling before I commit.
Are those Embie-Matic bridges? I've been wondering if I shouldn't pick up a couple of those for my Gretsches... I've got Comptons and a Tru-Arc on three, but I still have a couple that need an upgrade...
Great looking guitars
Yep, Embies on the Duo Jet and Streamliner.
The Jet has an Embie with an aluminum base (not ABS plastic) with a black anodized finish. Aluminum saddles on the wound strings and micarta/canvas phenolic on the plain strings. Embie calls these saddles ‘bakelite’. The Streamliner is a stock Embie with plastic base and said ‘Bakelite’ saddles. Great stuff, but palm muting technique will need a very slight adjustment, even with the flat pan head screws.
Pro Jet owner here. I opted for the Fairlane blue one with Blacktop Filtertrons vs. the brand new ones with the Broadtrons simply because of the color and the fact that I had a good experience with a Filtertron as my bridge pickup in a Jazzmaster I had a few years ago.
I like it a lot, but having single coils for all of my other guitars, it's still taking some getting used to as these are darker, hotter pickups than what I have in my Tele, Jag, and Strat:
I rushed an order through last night. I've been looking for a while, as per my posts further back and only got to play one last week (G5622T in Walnut). Last night I noticed all the usual sites I visit had increased their prices, so a frantic search ensued and I managed to order a Black G5622T for £715 from a place in Exeter online (Andertons had jumped to £850 since I was there last week).
Now I can't wait for it to arrive, probably next Tuesday now....pics to follow.
Should be a bit of a contrast to my avatar Tele.
I missed this post earlier. Looking on the Embie site, I don't see the base offered in any other material besides plastic. Where'd you get the aluminum one?
I replaced the stock Melita on my 2013 6128 with a Compton chambered aluminum. Can't see going back, actually, because of the palm muting and simplicity, but it's always nice to have options. The plastic base on the stock Melita was a total non-starter, though.
Me with my pre-FMIC 6118 Double Annie
Mods-removed mudswitch circuit, installed bigsby, and had Dick Dale autograph it