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Any one got a Gretsch?

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telecrater  
12 Apr 2010 21:27 | Quote
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Any one got a Gretsch?

Just woundering...I've been thinking about one of there lower end models.
deefa  
13 Apr 2010 06:35 | Quote
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What a coincidence! I had a little play on my friends 'white falcon' only a couple of days back. Lovely instrument.everything you'd expect from a guitar in that price range. No idea how good the lower end ones are though.
deadman2k666  
13 Apr 2010 15:11 | Quote
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i played one once, mind you at that point i wasnt too versed in guitars
telecrater  
13 Apr 2010 18:32 | Quote
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I just bought a house and Uncle Sam is sending me a huge tax return. I've decided I was going to get a "good" guitar.

I've always played cheaper low end stuff. Since I was born I've wanted a Gibson Les Paul. Then I started watching some videos with Gretch guitar and I'm thinking that orange is in my future.
JoshJones  
13 Apr 2010 19:17 | Quote
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go Gretsch... you'll have to replace the electronics, but a set of TV Jones in the 5120 is heaven...

personally I have major beef with Gibson right now, as their quality is downright terrible in the past few I have repaired..... also if it means anything, the guy who taught me everything I know on guitars, his shop stopped carrying Gibson (due to quality issues) and only carry Gretsch and Fender now
deadman2k666  
13 Apr 2010 20:29 | Quote
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@ joshjones you realize that he probably has a deal cut with fender. Fender and Gretsch are one in the same
telecrater  
13 Apr 2010 21:38 | Quote
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deadman2k666 says:

@ joshjones you realize that he probably has a deal cut with fender. Fender and Gretsch are one in the same


The way I understand it just because your a dealer of one does not mean your a dealer of another. It's like a franchise, you agree to buy x amount of equipment to be a dealer. Even though it's bother under the same parent company it's still 2 different contracts.

I've been hanging out at another forum on gear and see lots of people gripe about Gibson.....no one really gripes about Gretch.

JoshJones  
13 Apr 2010 22:42 | Quote
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@deadman you may be right, however I know, as telecrater says you have to agree to order so many in order to be a dealer. He carries Gretsch because the original store owner was really good friends with Chet Atkins.

Its the same reason that my local Guitar Center won't carry Jaguar's. I've gone many times saying I'd buy one on the spot if they had one in stock, but they will only order as they aren't high selling products sadly.

Back to tele, check out http://gretschpages.com/forum/other-guitars/instant-gretschification-douglas-wno-630-so/14230/page1/

I was on backorder on the guitar but it was sadly not on demand. Kurt (the owner of Rondo) makes several other models, you may wanna check them out too, they all have rave reviews
deadman2k666  
14 Apr 2010 10:01 | Quote
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oh i understand how it works. a friend of mine has a store. fenders screwin him over big time right now
gx1327  
14 Apr 2010 10:03 | Quote
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i like the look of gretches haven't played them. i think their solid bodies (electromatic corvette i think is what i'm thinking of in my head) is pretty badass
telecrater  
15 Apr 2010 19:16 | Quote
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I've never paid over $200 for a guitar. There is a local guy who has one of the g5120's and he's asking $550. if i can get it for $450 it's mine. He holding out for more so we'll see
nater2  
15 Apr 2010 20:30 | Quote
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i don't own one but i have played the g5120 and it's really nice and i've never heard anything bad about gretch.
telecrater  
21 May 2010 21:59 | Quote
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Well I did it! well not yet, but I'm picking up my new gretsch tomorrow morning. I got every thing else listed on Craigslist.

Update - Great guitar even for a low end model. if any one is interested in hollow bodies check one out. blows the pants off epiphones, and Ibanez hollow bodies.


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