1 Don Butler aka: Toneman 4 months ago So I inquired as to having a 59/60 CA 6122. single cutaway Gent built. I wanted the build to be done with Hide Glue... So they came back with, "Sure we'll build it but.. No Hide Glue. Historically Hide Glue was used at the original Brooklyn factory in the 50's &60's. I wanted and would happily pay extra for it to be built with Hot Hide Glue.... nope. Gee Gibson Custom & the Acoustic division in Bozeman & and Martin Guitars all use Hide Glue. I would have thought that Gretsch Custom Shop would use it... Well, I'm not going to be ordering a custom built 6122 from them until I can have Hide Glue used. Why am I so adamant about Hide Glue? When it dries it crystalizes and pulls the wood together. White glue(vinyl based) does not do that. It's like sticking a sheet of vinyl between the two pieces of wood and doesn't transfer the string vibrations nearly as well. I guess Fender/Gretsch doesn't need my money that much, but it seems to me that any builder who really cares about building a good archtop style guitar uses Hide Glue. It would also seem to me that the customer should be able to have a guitar built by the Custom Shop the way They want(within reason). Gibson Custom(& the former Memphis div.) as the Acoustic div. and Martin guitars will use it, why not Gretsch Custom..???