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Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:18 pm
by olegmcnoleg
I need some opinions/ideas.

I have a Gretsch Electromatic that is now surplus to requirements. It has been heavily modified as follows:

* US TV Jones pickups,
* US Bigsby upgrade,
* vibramate string catcher,
* decent roller bridge,
* locking Sperzels.

Has been gigged a lot so has some scars and scrapes but nothing scary. Plays well, and sounds great.


What would you do with this guitar?

Pics below, but prior to the Bigsby upgrade.

The problem is that I have over-invested in this guitar, so I'm not going to get my money back if I sell it as is. Apart from the trem, I do not have any of the original parts.

if I take all the exotic bits off, I will probably use them eventually on some other project, but I'll end up with just a shell of a guitar.

DOES ANYONE WANT A GRETSCH ELECTROMATIC GUITAR for $25, without much hardware on it? Buyer must pick up though, from Auckland. I'll donate the money to the forum.

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Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:37 pm
by Lyle
PM'd

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:47 pm
by el byrdo
Dude I'd just keep it. Is it really that bad? looks badass to me. I'm in a similar position having upgraded my dearmonds to the hilt. The m75t is worth about what I paid for the dynasonics lol :lol:

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:00 pm
by olegmcnoleg
el byrdo wrote:Dude I'd just keep it. Is it really that bad? looks badass to me. I'm in a similar position having upgraded my dearmonds to the hilt. The m75t is worth about what I paid for the dynasonics lol :lol:


Yes, that's exactly the problem..the TV jones pickups and rings are worth about as much as the guitar! But I need to clear out some stuff, hence the other items for sale as well.

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:39 pm
by olegmcnoleg
The Gretsch is going to StratMatt, who offered in addition his own $25 donation to the forum.

Many thanks for all the interest, I got a LOT of PMs :thumbup:

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:53 pm
by jvpp
Okay, so anyone who works a decent job and doesn't betray his employer by constantly being on the web doesn't see this until well after 6pm...

Nice move by Oleg and Strattmatt though :clap:

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:05 pm
by Slowy
jvpp wrote:Okay, so anyone who works a decent job and doesn't betray his employer by constantly being on the web doesn't see this until well after 6pm..

Haven't you figured it out yet; honourable people come last?
:shifty:

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:07 pm
by Zaulkin
Can't really complain at that price. :)

Well done.

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:11 pm
by StratMatt
Thanks again oleg, looking forward to satisfying the Gretsch itch.

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:16 pm
by KNNZ
StratMatt wrote:Thanks again oleg, looking forward to satisfying the Gretsch itch.


I thought you had a PRS itch?

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:21 pm
by StratMatt
KNNZ wrote:
StratMatt wrote:Thanks again oleg, looking forward to satisfying the Gretsch itch.


I thought you had a PRS itch?


Tis but a pipe dream at this point in time.

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:38 pm
by olegmcnoleg
jvpp wrote:Okay, so anyone who works a decent job and doesn't betray his employer by constantly being on the web doesn't see this until well after 6pm...


Nice move by Oleg and Strattmatt though :clap:



Actually, I think Matt works nights.


Sorry JVPP, it was not meant to be a race. I was ill at home today, the thought occurred to me after I got fed up playing sudoku. I did not expect to get any replies until later--if at all.

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:42 pm
by jvpp
Wasn't complaining, just thought it was interesting to see how many of this forum are addicted to their phone and the forum. I presume it all happened when they were sitting on the toilet... :wink:

How you find Photobucket? Are they still charging like agitated bulls?

Re: Gretsch confusion...

PostPosted:Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:49 pm
by olegmcnoleg
jvpp wrote:Wasn't complaining, just thought it was interesting to see how many of this forum are addicted to their phone and the forum. I presume it all happened when they were sitting on the toilet... :wink:

How you find Photobucket? Are they still charging like agitated bulls?


yeah, I have to admit that some days the forum is a very welcome distraction.

Photobucket seems to have magically started working again for me...at least the old photos I posted way back are now showing up again. I guess they marketing strategy did not go as they intended?