Modern Gretsch Guitars

Guitar Doesn’t fit in case

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Hey guys, I have a duo jet caddy green. I purchased a strap for it finally, but now see it won't fit in the case with the strap attached. How do you all deal with this? It seems a real pain to remove the strap each time I practice or play.

2

I put the strap on top of the guitar. I'll take a photo later to show what I mean.

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Hey guys, I have a duo jet caddy green. I purchased a strap for it finally, but now see it won't fit in the case with the strap attached. How do you all deal with this? It seems a real pain to remove the strap each time I practice or play.

– gmascis

How thick is your strap?

Wow.

That sounded weird.

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I put the strap on top of the guitar. I'll take a photo later to show what I mean.

– Otter

Yes please. do you detach either end? Which guitar is it?

The strap is fairly thick.

5

Get a thin suede strap.

6

Thanks to Karen, I have padded custom tooled leather straps for both my Gretsch and my Ric. Both come off and sit separated from the instrument in the case.

Sometimes, it's just the way it is.

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I put the strap on top of the guitar. I'll take a photo later to show what I mean.

– Otter

I sometimes do this, too. or I just take the strap off and put it in the "case compartment" in the case.

8

Thanks, guys, it's one of those nice Peruvian Fuzz straps, the Django. Pretty thick strap. I like to practice with a strap on (that sounds bad, too), because it helps with leverage somehow, and I'll stand at times to practice or record. It would be a real pain to take it off each time. I guess that's what I'm looking at; I don't see any way to fit it. Wish they gave a little more room. My Fender case fits the same strap easily. Bummer.

9

This is clearly a first world problem.

10

I often remove the strap from the rear strap-lock and roll it up in the cutaway area.

11

Take the strap off. I use Straplocks, so it isn't that hard. The stock Gretsch strap knobs look cool, but, I've had them come off at infortunate times. Fool me twice....

I'd rather have the guitar fit in the case tightly.

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This is clearly a first world problem.

– Ric12string

My favorite was from my daughter.

"This air conditioning makes me cold".

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This is clearly a first world problem.

– Ric12string

Very true.

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Take the strap off. I use Straplocks, so it isn't that hard. The stock Gretsch strap knobs look cool, but, I've had them come off at infortunate times. Fool me twice....

I'd rather have the guitar fit in the case tightly.

– wabash slim

Karen took care of that little issue by drilling holes in the leather instead of cutting a slot. It's a bit more labor intensive to remove the stock button top from its shaft each time, but it is very nearly as secure as a straplock.

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Lay the guitar in the case with the strap attached. Hold the strap above the guitar (still attached to the guitar and lay it across the front of the guitar, folding the strap as necessary for it to fit. I have to do that with my Starfire because the end pin is a strange one that is not meant to be removed. I do have the other end of the strap on a strap lock that I just remove and let dangle in the cutaway.

With my Gretsches, I just take the strap off. No biggy. I have thought about putting strap locks on them tho'. More dependable.

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I might suggest that if you find that the strap doesn't fit in the case with the guitar at all and must be carried separately, that you get a second strap that can live in the case...just in case.

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This is what I do with my 6120 (granted that strap is pretty thin an flexible).

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And this is how I keep my Casino (whose strap is quite a bit thicker and stiffer)

19

I put mine behind the guitar and the extra gets rolled and stuffed into the spot by the lower bout, on my Falcon. My G5191BK Fits better folded in front. You just got to figure the best way for the room you have left.

20

The nice thing about the arched top guitars (especially those with the taller, floating bridges) is that the shape of the case lid leaves some extra space alongside the strings. I could never put my teles in a case like this.

21

My single-cut Falcon is a very tight fit in the(I think) budget-level case.I have to detach the strap from the upper bout, lay it flat on the length of the fingerboard and curl the end around the top of the headstock.

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Straight up the center, on top of the fingerboard. If that doesn't work, send me the guitar.


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