Modern Gretsch Guitars

Love to hear feedback from any “players edition” owners

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I've maybe missed posts about the Players Edition models, and would like to hear some testimonies about them. Maybe a comparison or 3.

I've seen the specs but I want the nitty gritty from players, AND PICTURES< A MUST for the Gretsch Voyers! thanks in advance

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Those are for "old" guys.....

....but seriously though...it would be great to hear some real world views about the new models of the Gretsch Pro-Line up.

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UPDATE: I have since gone with 10.5-48 gauge strings and like them quite a bit; a nice compromise between 10.0 and 11.0 on this longer scale guitar. Here is a video of the guitar so you can hear the sound:

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UPDATE: I have since gone with 10.5-48 gauge strings and like them quite a bit; a nice compromise between 10.0 and 11.0 on this longer scale guitar. Here is a video of the guitar so you can hear the sound:

– Journeyman

brother that was ear candy!! Serious musicianship all around

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If I was on the lookout for a new Gretsch those Players editions would have my interest for sure.

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I'm not near any Gretsch dealers that have ProLines.

I understand, and like the "Players Edition" concept. Makes sense with todays market, but I'm kind of "stuck in the middle" on them.

I like the thin bodies, string through Bigsby bar, and larger frets. However, I like the function and looks of the tone switch, versus the tone pot. Also prefer the lauquer finish feel.

So while both of the new ProLine offerings are great, they both miss the mark a little in what I really want, or would pull the trigger for.

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– THE NOCTURNE BRAIN™ (actually loves hippies)

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I'm sure they're wonderful guitars, but the lack of archaic features seems very un-Gretsch to me. I play a Country Gentleman G6122-1962 with useless mutes, a back pad that works no worse than pulling out ones shirt a bit, and the mud switch instead of tone knob. With a players edition, one misses out on the fun of not engaging the mutes.

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i'd love to hear what folks think of the new neck shape vs the previous ones. i briefly picked up a penguin that (i assume) had the new u shaped neck and, at least initially, i didn't really care for it. maybe i'd come around with more time, i don't know. but at first glance, i prefer the vaguely v shaped neck of my 6118t.

most of the other mods i kinda already do myself so i'm not really sure what the other differences are. i guess i'd be curious about the no load pots- i don't even know what those are.

and thin, to me, would be under 2", like a casino or a 335. more than than is sort of neither/nor, though it probably sounds cooler.

some finish thoughts would be nice, too.

maybe i'm not seeing anything to make me give up my 6118, or pick up one of these newer ones over an older one. i guess that's what i'm saying. i'd love to be convinced, though. :)

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I have a 6619 T Player edition TR with all the stock stuff on it, locking tuners, thinner body, ml bracing, stock filters, correct radius pinned bar bridge etc. This one has exactly the same neck and finger board profile as my 6120 DSV, its advertised with a u shape neck, whatever that is, I tried a Electromatic with a u shaped neck and didn't like it, this was before I found and tried the 6119T I now have.

Its strung with 10-48 Gretsch strings, last set I had and its great, shorter scale works better for me and the 1/2 inch off the body campared to the older version, again suits me like a glove.Ml bracing gives a different sound to my ears, still get the classic sound, seems to have a better bass response and back pickup belts out and certainly no feed back issues etc. Overall compared to the older version, I prefer this one i have.

It came from the remake show in London of the Beatles Abbey Road sessions, some cosmetic ware and a few scratches but I got a great deal on the guitar. My old 6120 and the 6119T do me well.

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I have a 6619 T Player edition TR with all the stock stuff on it, locking tuners, thinner body, ml bracing, stock filters, correct radius pinned bar bridge etc. This one has exactly the same neck and finger board profile as my 6120 DSV, its advertised with a u shape neck, whatever that is, I tried a Electromatic with a u shaped neck and didn't like it, this was before I found and tried the 6119T I now have.

Its strung with 10-48 Gretsch strings, last set I had and its great, shorter scale works better for me and the 1/2 inch off the body campared to the older version, again suits me like a glove.Ml bracing gives a different sound to my ears, still get the classic sound, seems to have a better bass response and back pickup belts out and certainly no feed back issues etc. Overall compared to the older version, I prefer this one i have.

It came from the remake show in London of the Beatles Abbey Road sessions, some cosmetic ware and a few scratches but I got a great deal on the guitar. My old 6120 and the 6119T do me well.

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I own a G6120T Players Edition Nashville. It's great! Love the 'improved' features (Schaller locking tuners, string-thru Bigsby, strap-lock buttons, thinner body. And it's still a Gretsch!

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If you want to hear feedback you'll probably have to have it really close to the amp and turn it up even louder than the pro models from what I've heard

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I've had mine for a few months and it's a really fantastic guitar. A 6119. The neck is kind of weird compared to other Gretsch necks that I've played, being very flat and almost U like, but after a while it's become one of my favorite necks on any guitar. The string through bigsby makes the whole process so much easier.

One thing I will mention though is that the bridge isn't the same radius as the fretboard. In an earlier thread, I had mentioned that I thought they had (finally) fixed this issue, but it's not the case. I put a 12" TOM bridge on and it plays better than any guitar I own, in typical gretsch fashion. Perhaps a compensated tru-arc is in my future, though...


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