Modern Gretsch Guitars

NDJD - I’m back in the Jet Set!

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I am again a Dyna-Jet player. At long last.

This isn’t my first Jet. Not even my first Duo Jet. The first one was in 2009, before I was ready to tame the Dynasonics and traded it for a 6120. The second was a Silver Jet. I got on well with it but it was not quite perfect. Then, with all this talk about Holy Grail guitars, it got me t’thinkin’. I have some unused credit. I should take one more stab at it so with some research I zeroed in on the current ‘53 model. I found a demo model at the Sam Ash store in Nashville (through eBay). It’s been hanging on their wall for awhile and comes as a new guitar with full warranty, case and case candy. I am technically the first owner. A first for me...and at a decent discount. I bit. As soon as the site lets me, I’ll post some pix.

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All right. I’ll try it this way, hosting pix elsewhere. This is how it came to me.

I’ve always felt that a Duo Jet would be my perfect guitar even if I didn’t exactly know it. From the time I first saw this pic in a British music magazine that a friend’s sister showed me in 1964, I fell in love with this guitar. It imprinted on my brain like a baby bird on it’s mother.

I have, of course, Bob-a-fied it, non destructively. I added the V cut Bigsby and the Serpintune Tru-Arc from my last Jet. No new holes. It is sublime. I know I always say this, but this time...for sure! Plays like a dream, sounds perfect from mild to wild. That’’s it. I’m done buying guitars.

I love the scripty headstock. I just realized that I am one custom made scripty logo pickguard away from having a black scripty Dyna Jet.

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Wow! Talk about some full circling, Mr Bob. It's a beaut - you can't expect me to say anything remotely negative (or even sedately lukewarm) about a Dyna Jet.

But "That's it - I'm done buying guitars..." Yeah? Can we hold you to that?

If I had a few hundred dollars to buy another guitar for every time I've said that...I'd have more guitars.

Just sayin'.

Of course a Dyna Jet is it for me, cold dead hands, last guitar to leave...

Probably.

So congrats! Again.

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Oh lord, Bob! That looks like a keeper. Congrats!

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I know I’m still in the honeymoon phase, but I just can’t stop playing it. Grins for miles.

The family, in part.

The Fender wall.

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I love the script logo. Man I'd love to try one of those. I nearly bought one when I got my '59 VS and I know that was the right one for me. But that is such a cool guitar!

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Congrats, Bob!

Um, please disregard the email I just sent about two minutes ago.

Congrats again and enjoy!

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V-cut with a spoon handle: nice! I'm saving for a Duane handle for the V-cut on my '57, and yes, it's the only "solid" body you need.

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V-cut with a spoon handle: nice! I'm saving for a Duane handle for the V-cut on my '57, and yes, it's the only "solid" body you need.

– lx

lx, I have an extra Duane handle you can have. My karma can use a boost after enriching my guitar playing self so much lately.

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email: bobhoward42 at gmail dot com Send me your address.

Bob

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Congratulations, Bob! THAT is GORGEOUS!!!

Enjoy -- for many years!!

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Hands down, the best Gretsch I have ever played is my '53 Duo Jet. Congratulations! It's a stellar guitar.

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Congrats! Enjoy!

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Nice score! Play'er in good health, Bob!

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That’s a beauty. Congrats!

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She's lovely, Bob, and is my next HG. I'm delighted that you're enjoying her so much, and I hope that it never fades.

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Thanks, guys. Wade, I’ll let you know. I don’t think it will fade.

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Well, I'm jelly as a mofo can get!

Congratulations and enjoy!

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Congrats! I think that is coolest jet available in the Gretsch line. Love the scripty logo!

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scripty logo + big cream blocks and dynas? there's a lot of cool going on there. you are a fortunate duck, indeed.

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Looks fantastic...congratulations!

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Thanks, fellas. You should try it.

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Classy geet that ,congrats Bob!

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That's beautiful - it looks about as good as a guitar can look.

I've got a 6128T with Duncan Dynas that is a best guitar in the world. I should not want... But I do.


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