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MattAnt wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:46 pm Wowser we have a winner!

When you gonna sell it!? :twisted:
Most likely never!
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This is my favourite all time gretsch. Nothing beats it.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/265201066622

This is the only one I have seen for sale, other than mine some 6 years ago...suffering the same binding fit mine had. I wonder what price the market could bear for a fixed version?

Someone got the strings wrong too, over the bigsby...but halfway through the photoshoot they realised!

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GrantB wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:38 am https://www.ebay.com/itm/265201066622

This is the only one I have seen for sale, other than mine some 6 years ago...suffering the same binding fit mine had. I wonder what price the market could bear for a fixed version?

Someone got the strings wrong too, over the bigsby...but halfway through the photoshoot they realised!

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I love how my Mac fixes typing for me. Replace “fit” above with rot…
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DSV 6128 - great guitar but needed a refret out of the box, or at least a real good going over, and back then I wasn't game to. I purchased it new from Rocky Street Sounds. They were great to deal with. That's an aftermarket bridge. Probably should have held onto this one.
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This was a basket case - I fixed it up...turned out pretty good. Too massive to use live though.
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I loved the cases Gretsch were doing occasionally in the late 60's/70's. My '71 came in this thing. In speaking with a worker who left towards the mid 70's, he said, "what came out of the Gretsch factory on any given day was down to the quality of the drugs we were taking...". That does explain a fair bit!
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Hi, my name is Ben and I’m a Gretschoholic.
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That 6120…so great.
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I'd have the one making great slide noises on this:


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Lots of excellent big noisy Gretschness here. 1.12 to skip the intro waffle.

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Sorry no clips, but played the Falcon on Sunday and man Gretsch guitars are the best. So different to any of my other guitars. You kind of wrestle/fight the guitar in a good way. Tone for days.
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In the past I've had a Gretsch Falcon, 6118 Double Anni, 6128T Duojet Doublecut, a Firejet to name a few, might have forgotten one or two, but sadly I couldn't gel with any of the Gretsch guitars

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