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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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Guilty as charged. I’ll try to set this right over the holidays.

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Mine isn't in there, are current Prolines okay to throw in or only vintage?

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Mine isn't in there, are current Prolines okay to throw in or only vintage?

– Chmason85

Everything. What is new today will be vintage in twenty years.

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Nope. I don't know how to upload pictures from my cellphone to The Gretsch Pages

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Nope. I don't know how to upload pictures from my cellphone to The Gretsch Pages

– ewkewk

You do it the same way that you do it from a desktop computer. Go to "Add Your Guitar" in the guitar database area of the site. Where you see the "Choose File" button next to "Image", tap on that and navigate to wherever you keep your photos on your phone. Select the image that you want to upload of your guitar and you are done. Nothing to it, really.

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Bluecap, did you follow my instructions in the prior post #46? It is the same, whether uploading photos from your phone or your desktop.

Here is the "Add Your Guitar" page: CLICK HERE

After you click on that link, do you see the "Choose File" button at the bottom of the page next to "Image?" If you click on that "Choose File" button, it will open a directory on your computer and you simply need to navigate to the directory on your own computer or phone to wherever the photograph of your guitar is stored. When you find it, highlight it and click on the "Open" button at the bottom of that directory and your photo will be uploaded.

NOTE: These instructions are for a Windows based computer of Android based phone. But, the way to upload a photo for an Apple iOS product (computer, phone, tablet, etc.) can't be too much different.

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If the phone is old and the OS hasn't been updated in a long time, it's possible it's not capable of uploading pics.

It's also much clearer how to do so in the guitars form that it is here. That camera icon I have ain't the most intuitive.

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I disagree with that self-deprecating remark, Tim. Even the camera icon is pretty self-explanatory. But, I digress.

Make sure you have the current OS on your phone or computer and then upload away.


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