Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by JimmyR, Jul 6, 2008.
Because the necks are thin thin thin, like toothpicks. I need a nice fat gibson sized neck.
Because they feedback, look ugly and I hate wooden bridges that move around and screw up your intonation if you sneeze on them.
Apart from that, I have no problem with them!
I've been a fan of Rev Horton Heat.
And I've been curious about Gretsches in general for a long time, never even played one but loved that tone.
Then one popped up on CL. A Rev Horton Heat signed by the Rev himself and his bass player Jimbo Wallace when they played in Asbury Park. Never had been into signed guitars but I'll make an exception for this one. It's a minty 2005 and it turns out that the RHHs have one of the fatter necks of the Gretsches. It now has a gold guard on it. Really is a blast. Great build quality, huge tone like a Tele on steroids or something and the Bigsby is a blast, never had a guitar with a Bigsby before either.
Chicks with blue rinses maybe, they aren't the crowd I'm looking to impress
You're right. I'm ordering one.
Why did this silly, pointless thread rear its ugly head again?
Because I sound like warmed over ass when I play them.
This is my main guitar; not a G6120 but similar. It is a 2005 G6122-1962
I love my 6120
I've always been a Gibbo/PRS guy but lately been thinking a lot about these.. Can definitely see one in my future very soon.
Well from the name I go by on forums it isn't hard to tell who one of my biggest inspiration's as a guitarist is. The only problem is that back in the early 80's when I had a chance to buy a vintage 6120 after playing a Tele for over a decade I just couldn't gel with it and for what they were asking for it there was just no way I was laying out that kind of scratch. The Bigsby felt like they took the kick stand off a Moped (remember those lol) and the body and neck just didn't feel comfortable after two hours of playing. Yet in the hands of Brian Setzer it is shear perfection! The funny thing is that years later reading an interview with Setzer he stated how solid body guitars just never felt right to him.
I'd love to, but don't care for the necks.
The neck on my 2012 6120 is a medium v shape. Not thin at all. The neck on my 08 6118ltv is a thickish u. Not sure where all these super thin necks are.
Also, tt's funny how seriously people are taking this thread
Fixed that for you.
I've got 2 6120s, one with Filtertrons and one with Dynasonics. I love them both, and they're my main guitars. I'm not so keen on the Dynasonic sounds, so I may be changing the pickups out on that one, but I love the TV Jones Classics on the other 6120. What I really like is the thickness of the bodies. Between the thick bodies and the raised bridges, they put my right hand in the perfect picking position.
I'll probably play a 6120 for the rest of my life. They're too classy not to!
I love mine, but there are a few things it is not well suited for:
1 - Higher gain
2 - using a wah-wah pedal
But I do play mine for at least 75% of the songs in our band. When I swith to another guitar, it is really a different feel, not necessarily worse. Going to my Driskill is extremeley different, and I find it very easy to play, not that the Gretsch is hard to play.
But I love my Gretsch, albeit I haven't even had it for a year yet, so maybe still in a honeymoon phase.
I've owned several and wanted to love them, but never bonded. Maybe I just need to keep looking. I've wanted a white falcon for so long. I'd hate to spend $3500 and just have it be a wall hanger. I play through primarily Vox amps so that may be the mismatch.
I know what you mean. Gretsch and Vox are such a horrible combination. Who in the world would ever plug a Gretsch into a Vox?
Too much crap to list? Hilarious...