1 BobL 1 year ago Hoping for some help with a guitar search.Long story short: I got a G6120LTV-1959 about 5 months ago and it is by far my favorite electric I've owned in terms of sound and fit and finish. I got it mostly to play in my country side project, where it excels - the perfect guitar for that.My main (alt country/rock) project I used to play mostly telecasters, but the last year I've been playing a recent 1958 reissue ES-335. I've always struggled a bit with the sound, and a while back I replaced the stock pickups with Lollartrons, which were an improvement.Last night I took the G6120 to main band practice, and as it had done the first time I did this a while back, the sound just blew the 335 away. I love the way the strings feel on the Gretsch (I wonder if this is due to the extra string length for the Bigsby?) I can dig in and it's just... there.Additionally, the fit and finish on the Gretsch is just miles beyond the Gibson - finish is nicer, seems much thinner and less plasticized feeling.So... this has me thinking the 335 is maybe not really the guitar for me. Has a great size and look, plays fairly well, but... this has me looking for another Gretsch as a replacement.First question will be, 'Why don't you just play the 6120 in that band?'Couple things:Upper fret access isn't ideal on the 6120. I don't spend a ton of time up there, but I have songs where I'm playing high lead parts while singing, and the less in my way, the better.Body depth sorta gets in the way of the type of playing I'm doing.So, wishlist: 1. Prefer semi hollow of some sort. Not necessarily center block, though. Not tiny (les pauls look small on me). Duo Jet might not be size wise what I'd prefer, but... I dunno, some nice models. Bigsby Better upper fret access than the 6120. Lacquer (this seems to be where the current lineup lets me down - I don't think it really affects sound, but it makes a big difference to me in feel vs. poly) TV Jones filtertrons would be very nice - love the pickups in the 6120. I'm not averse to TV Jones D'Armond style, though. To me, pickups are generally less important than the feel of the strings and the attack of the guitar itself. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!