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Does Everyone Have All of Their Guitars in the Database?

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Yeah, that 'vette body is going down, as soon as I can get in to do some house cleaning. Please kindly make sure that it's an actual Gretsch instrument (no, this doesn't include aftermarket partscasters). It doesn't necessarily have to be currently functioning, but if it isn't, it should at least have been functioning at some point in its life. Let's not abuse classification loopholes, and let's not call it something it obviously isn't. We all know what a Gretsch instrument is, and putting in stuff that obviously doesn't belong only dilutes the accuracy of information.

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All present and accounted for (including serial numbers).

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I am very embarrassed to admit I do not, and I will rectify this sad state of affairs ASAP.

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Perhaps someone can make me a bit smarter on this topic . . .

I understand the interest in documenting unusual or vintage instruments, but don't see the point in having a "database" that catalogs a bunch of standard models, particularly those of recent manufacture.

What is the point of this "database", particularly re: newer guitars?

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I do , but my stable is small.

Yes, I'm big enough to admit that.

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Perhaps someone can make me a bit smarter on this topic . . .

I understand the interest in documenting unusual or vintage instruments, but don't see the point in having a "database" that catalogs a bunch of standard models, particularly those of recent manufacture.

What is the point of this "database", particularly re: newer guitars?

– geoguy

Good question.

There are quite a few reasons.

  1. It lets you show off a little.
  2. It lets everyone else enjoy a little guitar porn (especially if you take the time to take a nice photo, like I hope you will)
  3. It can help establish ownership if you should ever have a loss (fingers crossed that never happens)
  4. Over time, it could help establish provenance, so you can ask whoever about those mods on the new one you pick up.
  5. Current new models don't stay current or new forever, and we've pretty consistently seen that recently departed models are often among the least documented.
  6. It give you an opportunity to tell the story of your guitar. As Joe C. is fond of saying, every guitar has a story, and we want to hear yours.
  7. It helps build a true database of Gretsch models that can be sorted and searched by most any criteria.

That's a few reasons that spring up in my mind. There are probably other good reasons, too.

Also, I'm not sure why you put database in quotes, but it is very much a database. Cross-referenced, relational and query-able.

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Good question.

There are quite a few reasons.

  1. It lets you show off a little.
  2. It lets everyone else enjoy a little guitar porn (especially if you take the time to take a nice photo, like I hope you will)
  3. It can help establish ownership if you should ever have a loss (fingers crossed that never happens)
  4. Over time, it could help establish provenance, so you can ask whoever about those mods on the new one you pick up.
  5. Current new models don't stay current or new forever, and we've pretty consistently seen that recently departed models are often among the least documented.
  6. It give you an opportunity to tell the story of your guitar. As Joe C. is fond of saying, every guitar has a story, and we want to hear yours.
  7. It helps build a true database of Gretsch models that can be sorted and searched by most any criteria.

That's a few reasons that spring up in my mind. There are probably other good reasons, too.

Also, I'm not sure why you put database in quotes, but it is very much a database. Cross-referenced, relational and query-able.

– Baxter

Look up mods people have done, too.

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Besides, Geoguy... I'm pretty sure that Massachusetts state law requires Gretsch database compliance for all citizens... So if you haven't put yours in already, expect the black helicopters in 5...4...3...2...1...

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Besides, Geoguy... I'm pretty sure that Massachusetts state law requires Gretsch database compliance for all citizens... So if you haven't put yours in already, expect the black helicopters in 5...4...3...2...1...

– Tartan Phantom

Ha . . . and I thought they were coming for some other fugitive!

Gotta run now.

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That reminds me, does anyone else see all these GDPR emails and think "Gretsch Discussion Pages... Registry?"

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I gots me some work to do. As soon as I get a new camera I'll take some decent pics and add the rest of mine.

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That reminds me, does anyone else see all these GDPR emails and think "Gretsch Discussion Pages... Registry?"

– Baxter

curses... my email 'bot has finally been found out.


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