1 guitjopicka 3 years ago So here's my first post. I'm currently looking for my first Gretsch. Was gonna go full out and buy a 6122 or 6122jr which I played and liked a lot. But have decided to scale back a bit and keep some money around for touring / recording etc...So my question. There is a Pre FMIC Duo Jet around that I think I hope I can get for around $1200 Canadian. 90's Jet. Another option would be for the 5445t or 5655t, brand new, $540/$1000 ish plus taxes and case.I read that both generally get upgraded pickups/bridge. Will I be better off buying the less chambered pre FMIC? The person who owns it put on an american bigsby and roller bridge. I've read about comtons and tru arcs, but would reserve judgment until I was playing it. Or, would I end up with a better guitar with a fully upgraded 5445t with tv jones and tru arc/compton etc...? I can easily go either way price wise. But the Japanese Duo Jets around here are not common to come by often and when I have seen them, they've all been Dynas and about $1700-$2200 and it's just not what I'm looking for.So any, comments about playability, sound, neck profile? Some opinions from people who've played both would be appreciated.