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Old 10-21-2009, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is the next guitar I might get. Share your imput please

http://www.distrizic.com/images/gretsch/G5235T.jpg
http://www.musikalen.se/images/Grets...0pro%20jet.jpg

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Old 10-21-2009, 06:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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One of our guitarists uses a bright orange Gretsch. To be honest, it's a pain in the butt. It doesn't stay tuned for anything. He's had to re-tune after playing a single song of straight strumming before. It's ridiculous.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looks really nice, but like all 'affordable' models, try before you buy.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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One of our guitarists uses a bright orange Gretsch. To be honest, it's a pain in the butt. It doesn't stay tuned for anything. He's had to re-tune after playing a single song of straight strumming before. It's ridiculous.
There's a good chance that it wasn't set up properly. I think I played the same guitar (for around 20 minutes) and I loved the action, sound, and it's ability to hold itself intune. It was an "affordable" G5120 around 500 bones.
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looks really nice, but like all 'affordable' models, try before you buy.
I have played it about 30 times at my local guitar store.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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does it stay in tune and have good tone?
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There's a good chance that it wasn't set up properly. I think I played the same guitar (for around 20 minutes) and I loved the action, sound, and it's ability to hold itself intune. It was an "affordable" G5120 around 500 bones.
I'll check it out next practice and see what model it is.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I used to play a 1967 Gretsch Country Gentleman in my guitar playing days.



The GCG is guitar favored by folk rockers, rockabilly and country and western guitarists. Billy Zoom of X, Dave Alvin, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Brian Setzer all play the Country Gentleman. You can get a good 50s or 60s Country Gentleman for under $3000 and the older ones are better built.

I never had any problems keeping it in tune, in fact my 1957 Telecaster slipped out of tune more often. It's a beautiful looking guitar, good neck action and a lush tone. I loved the whammy bar which was great for surf guitar effects.

You should also check out the Rickenbaker 360 line of guitars, which sell for a little bit more than the equivalent Gretsch guitars but that was my favorite guitar of all of them. I've heard that the new 360 line is not nearly as good as the 60s and 70s 360 models.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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that's a super nice guitar Gavin but the one in question is a solid body entry level Gretsch. you could buy 10 of them for the price of a Country Gentleman. personally i like the look of the White Penguins a little more though hehe
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Very sexy guitar! *busts load* Guitar playing days? Why did you stop? Im addicted.
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