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    That's a beaut, Paul. Here's a pic of mine.

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Gotta love a Gretsch!
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    Don't get me wrong, I loved my '58 6122, and wish I still had it. I'm just sayin' they're not for everybody, and for the money the good ones cost, play one hard and be sure before buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb View Post
    You have to be careful about what you get with a Gretsch. Since they came back in the nineties, they're all imports. The 61xx series hollow bodies are made in the Terada factory in Japan, and they are well made instruments with mediocre electronics and wiring. Solid bodies and 51xx series and Electromatics are made in Korea. Buyer beware. Gretsch is a unique instrument with limited tonal qualities. Very well suited for rockabilly, country, some jazz, and some rock. It's a love or hate guitar, it will depend on your style of playing if you like it or not. I'd check one out thoroughly before buying it.
    Herb makes a great point and I guess it would apply any time we stray from the type of guitar we have become most comfortable with and especially at this price point. We have all bought at least one guitar that for what ever reason we just could not warm up to. I have two that stand out in my mind and I still can't reconcile it. My first and only G&L was a stunning custom Comanche and the second was beautiful 58 L/P reissue. I both cases neither guitar was what I would consider something new for me but no matter how badly I wanted those guitars to work out, I just couldn't bond with them.
    I was lucky and ended up selling both for a small profit but was so disappointed. I've always wanted to venture into the hollow or semi hollow body style but have been held back by the fear of Failure To Bond. FTB
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    Ya mon, I've encountered that with the Gretsch. A beautiful lady, but not my cup of meat. Paid a good price for it, and still haven't resold it. I also had a couple of G&Ls, an ASAT, and a Legacy, and somehow didn't bond with either of them, fortunately I was able to pass those on for what I had in them (or close to it), so no biggie. But yeah, it's made me more careful about straying off course too much. I think I have decided that I'm not a hollow body guy, semi-hollows are great, but the full hollow thing doesn't seem to be my bag.

    Anyone one want a Gretsch?
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    I bought a PRS McCarty when they were first introduced. I never could get along with that guitar. I took it to a guitar show and sold it in the parking lot for a $400 loss. I still don't miss that one.

    This Gretsch is great. The only reason I'd sell it is to get a Geo Harrison Reissue Jet Gretsch. I'm jonesin' for that big time.
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    Stan if I had the scratch you know I would take her off your hands. Do you want to talk trade plus cash?
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    Well, I'd be on the low end budget wise. I'll probably just keep my Casino.

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    Firedude, that thing reminds me so much of John Lennon, playing on top of that building in London. Get back!

    Doug, whaddaya got to trade?
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Stan I will PM you tonight.
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