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Gretsch Love

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I went through some strong Gretsch love over the last 17 years. I wanted hum buckers but with hollow vibes and crunchy bright, and a wobble knob. I have had a few and will post photos as I find them. Please also do the same. Let's show our Gretschs!

My only one currently - 1969 Duo Jet 6128T. Gifted to the original owner from Fred Gretsch himself.
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At one point I had 3 different iterations of the 6120 ranging from 1967 to 1972 (l-r 1972, 1967, 1970)
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Oooooh love me some Gretsch.

I'll share a story, and of course some pics.

I bought a beautiful blue burst 6120 about 6 years ago. I purchased new from a store in the states and shipped it over. It arrived safe and sound, I brought the strings up to tension, had a quick play, put it back in its case. Came back to It an hour or two later and the headstock had snapped inside the case. Unsure if there was a hairline fracture or something that wasn't visible, or something to do with humidity/temp change, but I was devastated. As the guitar arrived safe and sound the shop didn't want too much to do with it.

Well I was lamenting my poor luck on the Gretsch forums and the head of marketing for Gretsch (or some kind of similar role), Joe Carducci, read it and reached out to me saying he wanted to send a new one. Didn't need to see the old one first to verify it wasn't my fault, just sent me a new guitar and paid for me to return the old one.

I became a very loyal Gretsch fan from that day onwards. I also love the sound of a big chimey filtertron hollow body, and am very partial to falcons. Some pics to follow!
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The 5120 I had was a fun guitar, like an acoustic but not uncool… hmmmm…
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jeremyb wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:54 pm The 5120 I had was a fun guitar, like an acoustic but not uncool… hmmmm…
Did I buy that from you?

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I've got pretty mad gas for one of these, Gretsch 6128 with Dynasonics.
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jeremyb wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:54 pm The 5120 I had was a fun guitar, like an acoustic but not uncool… hmmmm…
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kdawg2a wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:51 am 2401512806_gtr_cntbdyright_001_nr.png
I've got pretty mad gas for one of these, Gretsch 6128 with Dynasonics.
Nice - I’ve had one of these…the Nitro DSV version. Will find photos. Dynas are cool but have a narrow application in my experience.
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Molly wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:22 pm
jeremyb wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:54 pm The 5120 I had was a fun guitar, like an acoustic but not uncool… hmmmm…
Did I buy that from you?
Yes!
The one about the fucking hairdresser, the space hairdresser and the cowboy. The guy, he's got a tin foil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego! They're all made of fucking Lego.

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I’ve had every major food group of guitar apart from a Gretsch, and for no good reason…have had a number of TV Jones-fitted Teles that I loved. And I’ve always loved the look of Falcons, but I guess visually I’ve always favoured the ES335 in that kinda footprint size…
May revisit…

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null_pointer wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:10 am I’ve had every major food group of guitar apart from a Gretsch, and for no good reason…have had a number of TV Jones-fitted Teles that I loved. And I’ve always loved the look of Falcons, but I guess visually I’ve always favoured the ES335 in that kinda footprint size…
May revisit…
Man you need a Gretsch in your life. I reckon a Tele and a Gretsch would do me, maybe something with humbuckers too.
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MattAnt wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:13 am
null_pointer wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:10 am I’ve had every major food group of guitar apart from a Gretsch, and for no good reason…have had a number of TV Jones-fitted Teles that I loved. And I’ve always loved the look of Falcons, but I guess visually I’ve always favoured the ES335 in that kinda footprint size…
May revisit…
Man you need a Gretsch in your life. I reckon a Tele and a Gretsch would do me, maybe something with humbuckers too.
I've got the Suhr T and S, so that's my Tele and Strat sorted. The ES-335 is a stayer too, everything else is malleable!

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