Twang in a cheap guitar

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by KingsHighway79, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. KingsHighway79

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    I tested several Gretsch Electromatic guitars today because I am after a cheap archtop with the Gretsch sound

    I thought they looked cool, except for the nut

    I tried the 5420T, 5422DC, and a Duo Jet with bigsby

    They sounded real nice when you played lightly with good sustain and tone
    the 5422 sounded the best with Twangy tones

    I didn't really liked their necks, they are a little wide for my taste, is there any Gretsch-alike guitar with the twang and with smaller width?

    I really liked the Epiphone Swingster, but I wanted to ask if there any other brands that can come close to what i ask for

    I like the Tone from this clip, that for mer is the Twang on the bridge, the Gretsch sound in the middle and almost a T-Bone Walker tone on the neck

    21:45 into the clip

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkfv_rvxCGM

    Thanks!
     

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