Gretsch Club

El Marin

Friend of Leo's
Joined
Mar 19, 2014
Posts
3,065
Location
Madrid, Spain. Center of the world
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Family is growin'
 

Lacking Talent

Tele-Holic
Silver Supporter
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Posts
748
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Thanks, here's the parts inventory...

-- Off Kiltertron pickup set, neck and bridge, designed and constructed by Mel Waldorf of Alameda Guitars
-- TV Jones EM2 Gretsch-style Pickup Rings
-- TV Jones SHM-RRSNG Riser for (bridge pickup) EM2 Ring
-- TV Jones EM2 Ring Screws, Stainless Steel
-- Belden 1883A 2C 24AWG wiring (as used in harnesses by TV Jones)
-- CTS 450S3494 Solid Shaft 500K Audio Taper pots, 24mm
-- Bass cut control & Treble cut control (à la Reverend Guitars "Bass Contour Control" set)
-- Kinman spec treble bleed on Master Volume control
-- PureTone output jack
-- Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector toggle switch, nut, and washer, Chrome, USA spec
-- Gretsh switch tip, chrome, knurled, USA spec
-- Hell Guitars Switch Washer Ring, MIJ
-- Gretsch Arrow Through "G" knobs, chrome, MIC, drilled out to 1/4" pot shaft spec
-- Generic Zinc Alloy Banjo Armrest, Chrome Plated, MIC
-- Generic Football Style Metal Jack Plate, Chrome, MIC
-- Bigsby "Licensed" B50 vibrato tailpiece, Polished Aluminum
-- Brick'sBiggsFix BiggsFix Tuning Stabilizer V3 (Version 3) for Bigsby "Licensed" B50 for Chrome/Nickel Hardware
-- Brick'sBiggsFix Replacement Roller with Sealed Bearings for Bigsby “Licensed” B50 for Chrome/Nickel Hardware
-- Brick'sBiggsFix Super Squishy Spring
-- SGM Locking Bridge, Brass Roller Saddles, Chrome
-- Guyker GK45SP Vintage Deluxe locking tuners, MIK (drop in replacements)
-- Zero Glide Replacement Nut System w/zero fret
-- GHS Big Core Nickel Rockers strings, Custom Light 009-1/2 - 048
-- Gretsch G6238FT Solid Body Flat Top Hardshell Case, Black

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JamesAM

Tele-Holic
Joined
May 13, 2020
Posts
743
Age
37
Location
Virginia, USA
Oh dang I forgot to join this twice over. First one, which I regrettably sold in 2020:

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6118 anniversary in smoke green. Awesome guitar and great quality. Sold it for the higher fret access of an es-335.

But I couldn’t get enough of that great gretsch sound! So away went the Gibson this year and in comes:

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A 6620, which is basically gretsch’s take on the es-335. Love it!
 

mtglick

TDPRI Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2020
Posts
81
Age
48
Location
LA-ish
Several, and one more just today, actually. Roster is as follows:

1999-ish G3166 (the black sparkle Historic reissue from Korea), upgraded with a solid aluminum bridge, mudbucker delete.

Late 90's G2504 Cherryburst solidbody. Set neck, weighs a ton, had it for a few years but still not really sure what direction to go in with it, so it's still in stock form. Could use new hardware at some point, but it's fine as is. Just waiting for inspiration to strike.

Mid-2000's G9201 Honeydipper, with a Quarterman cone and carbon fiber biscuit. If you own one, recommend you do the same ASAP, changed the whole instrument.

2020-ish G9112 reso-uke to go along with the Honeydipper. Note that these need quite a bit of modification to be remotely playable, but once you get the bridge moved back, the action lowered, and replace the cone and strings, very nice piece.

Today! G5627T-P90, maple-bodied amber finish, soapbars, Bigsby, MF has 'em for $599, got to me in SoCal in two days.
 

jimmywrangles

Tele-Holic
Joined
Nov 6, 2021
Posts
835
Age
51
Location
Australia
Here's mine so let me in.:)
It's a G5220 electromatic jet in Casino gold, it's my first Gretsch and easily my best guitar out of the dozen I own.
I like the colour so much I payed extra to get it from a shop that stocked one as Gretsch/Fender don't make it in this colour anymore.
This guitar almost plays itself it's so damn comfortable.
Also I love the V shape tailpiece, it just looks right.
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Maguchi

Friend of Leo's
Joined
Jun 16, 2019
Posts
2,662
Location
Lalaland
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!
Yep. It's a pretty good bet that you'll find some Gretsch owners and Gretsch lovers on a Tele forum.

Why and what do I like about Gretsches? The full, deep, rich hollowbody sound. The Bigsby tremelos as well as the Cadillac tailpieces. And the Dynasonic and Hilo'Tron pickups etc. What's not to like?

BTW, there's a site name of Gretsch Talk dedicated to posts about Gretsches.
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CalebAaron666

Tele-Holic
Joined
Dec 2, 2018
Posts
885
Location
Portland, Maine
My forever Guitars:

2004 6136T White Falcon
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Modified with V Cut Bigsby
TV Jones T-Armond front pickup
Brass dBridge, pinned
Medium Stainless Steel Frets
Strap locks

1995 6120 Nashville
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Modified into a Poison Ivy Tribute based on her 1958 6120
TV Jones wiring harness
TV Jones Ray Butts “Ful-fidelity” Filter’Trons, vintage spec, low output, no wax potting
Tru-Arc aluminum bridge
Bigsby B3
Medium Stainless Steel Frets
Quickguards custom “Poison Ivy” pickguard, 1958 style pickup rings, “Stay Sick” truss rod cover
Sperzel Locking tuners

I’ve bought and then sold several Electromatics. With the right modifications they can be great guitars, but none of them stack up to these babies.
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