Gretsch Guitars

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by jimmy peters, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. melody maker

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    So they're made in Korea now. What about the quality? I played a duo-jet in Guitar Center, I really liked the feel, but I can never figure out all those swicthes:confused: :confused:
     
  2. cottoneyedjoe

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    I have a 2005 Duo Jet. I always wished I had one when I was a kid. It was my dream guitar. I got a big bonus in 2005. So I bought it.

    It is probably one of the best sounding instruments. Period.
     
  3. Tweedledee

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    It is slightly neck heavy, but it doesn't really dive at all. It just feels like it could, if that makes sense. I use a tweed strap and I don't have any issues. I'm sure it would be even more stable with a big suede one.

    As for the tone control, I always have it turned all the way up. I tend to do that on all my guitars though, except for my tele when I'm using just the bridge pup.
     
  4. dhdfoster

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    Only the Electromatics are Korean. The "professional" line is made in Japan. Very high quality.
     
  5. pingman

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    1960 6120 Reissue. Love it. Wish it was old, but I'm not either.
     
  6. senojnad

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    Played Gretsch electrics for over 50 years and love 'em. Currently own:

    6122s (Country Classic, single cutaway) with TV Jones Classics
    6128TCG (Cadillac Green Duo Jet with Dynasonics)
    Vintage 6119 prototype from 1961

    Chjristmas came early this year...
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  7. Tweedledee

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    I think the Electromatics are now made in China, but they were made in Korea up until last year or the year before.
     
  8. LP Deluxe

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    Pre-Fender ('93) Tennesse Rose
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    Just picked it up yesterday...what tone!!!
     
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  11. melody maker

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    Wow! They Are All Beautiful!
    My Brother Had A Tennesseean Years Ago And We All Wish He Never Got Rid Of It...but Really What's With The Switches!?
     
  12. lbw

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    I own a 6120JR also.
     
  13. Roe

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    6131 malcolm young 2 with:
    - tvclassics
    - big frets
    - switchcraft switches and jack
    - treble bypass/bleed on master volume
    - bypassed individual pup volumes
     
  14. Roe

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    the setzer models have 6105s or something simular. the other models have small vintage frets. that's why I refret mine.

    Fingerboard radii are 9,5" or 12" - depends on the model
     
  15. Charles#5

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    Me and my Duo Jet.

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  16. six-fingers

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    My first electric guitar was a Country Club back in 1968. Beautiful guitar but wouldn't allow me to do jimi through my ampeg. I got rid of it the amp and my LP in 1985. I don't think I've ever really gotten used to that drastic decision. So 2 years ago I bought a brand new 6122 Country Classic, just like that Country Gentleman I wanted way back when. Now this guitar is super cool to look at (my wife loves it) and incredibly easy to play. But I'm still ambivalent about the sound. I don't know if filtertrons are going to cut it for me, and I don't know whether TV Jones classics would make enough of a difference. For now, it stays, but who knows.
     
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    non modern rock players like sylvain sylvain from the new york dolls, porl thompson from the cure, billy duffy from the cult and greg keilor of blue rodeo are known for their hollow body gretsch mangling.

    matching gretsch sisters here.
    G6136 and G6134.
     
  18. NickTaglioli

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    Anyone have any experiences with Gretsch's baritone, specificly model G5265?
     
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    I have an 04' tennessee rose, deep cherry red, real f holes. To bad I have to sell it...
     
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    I Have a Setzer hot rod. I use it a lot. Changed the pu to TV Jones classic. Nice guitar for Blues, Rock and country. Sounds super with my 69 AC 30.
     

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