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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:38 pm 
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Well after seeing Richard's gig in Norwich I became aware that whilst I have a very nice J-200, all my electrics are budget end. So I had the perfect excuse to buy something a little more pro end. Saved up some money and it is between these 3 but I can't decide which! So what do you reckon? As you can see, I like bling, love Gretsches and find the smaller ones more manageable. I'll probably completely ignore your opinions but they will make me more aware of how I feel about each guitar. :eh? Advice please?

p.s I'm also open to 'don't do it, save yer money' as I am even wavering on that ( it's a big buy for me)

so it's either a Gretsch White Penguin

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A Sparkle Jet Blue pearl

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or a 6120jr2

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:34 pm 
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I cannot be of much help here... But I dig f-holes.

Let's hope someone else gives more useful musical advice :mrgreen:.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:21 pm 
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well it's a start :) cheers

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Colombo wrote:
I dig f-holes.


I had no idea they are called that.........Just made me laugh! Schoolboy humour! :*:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:09 pm 
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Egg wrote:
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I dig f-holes.


I had no idea they are called that.........Just made me laugh! Schoolboy humour! :*:



I have no idea how they're called, either, that's what I call them. Does it sound more like that other thing? :oops:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:56 pm 
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In that case 'like' might have been more appropriate than 'dig'...... :*:

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Penguin...or the 6120 jr. not sure about the sparkle on the Jet!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:16 pm 
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The penguin or a full size 6120 or a country gent would get my vote :*:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:54 pm 
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I'd go and play all three, then and only then will you know which one is the best....
When I bought my first Tele I had my eye on this red one with a Bigsby looked fantastic, but had a go on a standard USA Sunburst, and I was sold, never looked back, my favourite guitar by far.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:33 pm 
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Not so easy to do that with gretsch guitars. Very few big stockists, if any. Know what you mean though. When I bought my strat I tried many of a big stock and surprise, a mex standard was by far the best.

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Well, I ended up with none of the above but this.....


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:03 pm 
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It looks great. Is it a Duo Jet? And the metal piece where the arm rests, did it come with it, or is it an addition of yours? I'd never seen one before.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:53 pm 
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Yes a Cadillac Green duo jet. I added the armrest which is a Gretsch Penguin rest but the original Cadillac greens had them back in 57. So I figured they looked cooler like that.

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/I ... spx?Page=2

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That is one cool geeetar, good work sir ..>

I remember seeing the fella from The Charlatans playing a duo jet in 95 at the Caird Hall in Dundee and wanting one SO bad! Yours is much nicer with the bigsby, love it.


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Looks great! Love the arm rest


It's a moot point now , but I just saw this and thought of this thread...


Maybe something to consider if you ever decide to add to the collection :D

Gretsch G6137TCB Panther Demo

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