Gretsch Garage Sale

I never learn

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Well I had to try this new in box 2012 Japanese 57SS short scale 22.5" Strat. Very few in US but I snagged one. Bladebucker is original on these. Only 6 pounds.

I keep telling myself in a mind over matter way that I can hack the harrow 1- 9/16" neck @ nut width but I realize again 1 10/16th is where I start like the Mexi 22.5s have. And I no longer used to or like the 7.5 radius and lo-frets which was ok last century when I was an Intense Vintage Fender Dude, -- which all ended nearly 20 years ago.

So it's outta here-- $575 plus shipping.

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Well I had to try this new in box 2012 Japanese 57SS short scale 22.5" Strat. Very few in US but I snagged one. Bladebucker is original on these. Only 6 pounds.

I keep telling myself in a mind over matter way that I can hack the harrow 1- 9/16" neck @ nut width but I realize again 1 10/16th is where I start like the Mexi 22.5s have. And I no longer used to or like the 7.5 radius and lo-frets which was ok last century when I was an Intense Vintage Fender Dude, -- which all ended nearly 20 years ago.

So it's outta here-- $575 plus shipping.

– DCBirdMan

I share a third of your neck requirements. I need the wider neck too as most around here know but I want my frets as low as possible to avoid fretted strings going out of tune - sharp - when depressed with the open strings being played. A lot of fingerstyle players have the same concerns. As for scale length, I generally prefer the 24.6" over the 25.5" but anything shorter I haven't played or find a need for.

Good luck with the sale.

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Yes, taller frets can cause fretted notes to go a bit sharp if you press down hard. I'm hopeless.. 24" is now long scale for me

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I've got to tell you DC, I laughed when I saw the thread title. Because I'm in the same boat for very similar concerns, but your title just sums it up best. Good luck on the sale.

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Well it's still around -- odd , non mainstream guitars... are always harder to sell. Strats are mainstream but that short scale isn't. Still it's a good deal for unplayed, none in US kinda scene.

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I’ve watched in awe for the last year or so your relentless search for your perfect guitar and amp. I am at once shocked and entertained at the extreme lengths and expense that you have gone to in order to satisfy that itch.

Then I realize that that is what I myself have been doing, but at a much slower pace. In the last 10 years, so many guitars have gone through my hands that I can’t remember them all.

It was worth every attempt at guitar perfection, every broken promise of the next best guitar in the world and every dollar to get to where I know exactly what I want in my guitars...and I pretty much have that now.

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Well maybe it's stupid of me. Hasn't been cheap since I have to tweak stuff (frets, upgrade the pots, etc) and then you always lose more than normal loss when selling it.

Still lots of progress has been made -- it just all is because of what works as I get older, and what I play isn't what I played 25-30 years ago. Then what is really important is less important as something overtakes it. For me I still want a wide neck, but I will put up with narrower to get a shorter scale. Would like to lay hands on a Rambler to see what 23" scale is like. I have done 22.5 and 23.5. and like them a lot. There are minor execptions.. .like the demented question for a Bikini doubleneck .. it's gonna be normal Gretsch scale so I accept that.

Amps -- for a while I really did think 2 channels was needed.so the Cage amp was done. Now back to 1 channel and the 9 watt 2 6AQ5 scene fits like glove. 6 watt Champ doesn't cut it but 12 watt Princeton is too much. But now I want reverb built in. Now that's tweaky.

What's most absurd is out on the scene, I mainly play bass these days

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But the good news is someone just bought this little guy -- had promise but killed by a narrow neck. I never learn


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