Gretsch - WTF??

nmiller

Drowning in lap steels
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This sort of design was tried by a few manufacturers in the '50s, '60s and '70s. It was killed off by the development of reasonably good piezo pickups.



 

Waxhead

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Sounds great to me.
Strange how when a company releases something a little different outside the usual conservative approach that some people think it's funny :)
 

RomanS

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That looks awesome, can't wait to try! The lack of a trem arm is what's keeping me from practising and playing my acoustics most of the time, this might be the perfect remedy!
 

Rob Sharer

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I think it looks fantastic, apart from the gold. I've always dreamed of a Rancher with a Bigsby, believe it or not.


Rob
 

eBayfreak

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Hmm, it sure seems like something new, and sounds fantastic in that Youtube video someone posted.

But my brain thinks it looks like this:

 
M

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If it had the "G" brand and western inlays, I'd be all over that!
 

Crazyquilt

The Fool
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Saw the thread title. Knew it had to be about the Homer mobile. Was not disappointed.

It grows on you, like a fungus. I initially found it positively revolting on a variety of metaphorical and practical levels, but the more I think about it, the more I find myself nodding along.

There is a hardtail version, btw.
 

FenderTone

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Yesterday at first look I thought it was extremely ugly. Today it looks a little better. I wonder if there are acoustical reasons for the shape. Probably negligible. Why not just shape it like a regular acoustic. A feedback monster that would be untamable for a rock and roll band but if it weren't for the feedback and if it had a hot bridge pickup I'd bet this guitar would cover a lot of rock territory. If it weren't for the feedback I'd consider it.
 

VaughnC

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Looks kinda Frankensteinish but, what the heck, if it sounds & plays good that's all that matters. You don't play the cosmetics ;).
 

smolder

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Looks like something Fred Sampson would build... bum bum bum banum... bum bum bum banum...
 






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