NGD Gretsch super chet

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  1. Musicman100

    Musicman100 Member

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    I’ve been looking for one of these for a while but they are quite rare over here in the U.K. n asking prices can be all over the place. https://i.imgur.com/LzU3cBx.jpg
     
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  2. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels

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    They're not too common on this side of the Atlantic, either. They were expensive when new, they're from a period when Gretsches in general weren't too popular, and some people are put off by the unusual control layout; between the unfamiliarity and the rarity, nobody's sure how much they should really sell for. $2500 seems to be a rough average these days.
     
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  3. Musicman100

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    I agree.
    Prices over here on those can be ridiculous.
    There’s one sat on eBay at £2750

    I’ve paid just over half that which I feel happy with.
     
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    I dig it. I have a Gretsch from around the same time period- a 1979 Country Club.
     
  5. Dane Kurnhart

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    70's Gretsches can be very cool. I have an 81 double cut Falcon that is eminently playable compared to a double cut 60's version which is garbage if you have ever played one. In the 70's they removed the goofy gunk such as T-zone, Floating bridge, mutes and massive neck joint that makes it impossible to play beyond the 12th fret. My Falcon neck allows access well up to the 17th fret. Very playable, I had a single cut Falcon from 76 but it was soooo heavy, I couldn't stand it. How Billy Duffy could? I'll bet he has spinal issues now.

    If you can find a Deluxe Chet, a Super Chet with Neo-classics fret markers, a Bigsby, regular knobs on the body and minimal inlay, that would be a very cool 70's Gretsch to have. The problem is I've never seen one in 35 years but Gretsch advertised they made it.
     
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  6. Musicman100

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    The Super Chet is a very cool 70s Gretsch
    I own a very early 60 Gretsch white falcon.
     
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    I've been confused this whole thread till I remembered the guitar I was thing about was a Super Axe not a Super Chet. I owned one of the last Baldwin Country Gentlemen but apparently I'm not the Gretsch historian I thought I was.
     
  8. Dane Kurnhart

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    An early 60's Falcon is very cool. It's those late 60's telescopic ones that are a bit much... But Falcons are just amazing looking as are the Super Chet which I came so close to buying (Super Clean Chet) from Matt Umanov so so many years ago; we squabbled
    over $900 to $1K. Yeah I blew it, that day. Others I didn't so it worked mostly.
     
  9. Dane Kurnhart

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    No, it's about the Super Chet. The Super Ax was Gretsches Chet Atkins solid body with on board special effects, another cool 70's Gretsch.
     
  10. Glitch Magnet

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    Which models had flat fretboards like my '72 Roc Jet 7612? No radius at all. Was that a 70's or Baldwin era thing?
     

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