Modern Gretsch Guitars

Any difference in Masterbuilt guitars over time?

1

I have a couple Stern Jets I'm ga-ga over. I've always been intrigued by the Stern hollowbodies, but they're so expensive I've always passed. Now have a lead on a used 2007 6120, but I've never played any Masterbuilt stuff that old. Is it as good as the later stuff?

2

Seems like all this Stern stuff is big bucks. But clearly there is a market for it, and some would prefer a new Stern over a pristine vintage piece. But the competition is stiff, and they are always looking for ways to cut costs.

3

It seems by 2007 the Gretsch Custom Shop was in full swing and Stephen Stern was already building guitars for years so I don't see why or how they would be worse. Who knows, they may be better.

4

Now have a lead on a used 2007 6120

If it's one of the '55 re-issues or built like one of the '55 CS re-issues, you'll be getting something almost as good as the best of vintage. If it's by mail, get a 100% refund policy to be safe. The CS '55's are amazing.


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