1 Mapleleaf14 1 week ago Hello all!Been lurking here for a few weeks, but this is my first post.I think I am rapidly becoming a Gretsch lover...Now I am lucky enough to have a lot of guitars (too many if I'm honest) and the majority of those are on the higher-end...Novo's, Knaggs, Collings, etc. (but also with a soft spot for '80s style hair metal guitars like all of my Kramer's!) so I'm not a stranger to nicer guitars.I picked up a big hollowbody Streamliner a few years ago and didn't really get on with it too much, but about a year or so ago I picked up one of those inexpensive Jr. Jets with the idea of just leaving it in Open G all the time...pretty much the opposite of the types of guitars I'm lucky to usually buy. I replaced the bridge and bridge posts with a higher quality set, (the stock bridge seemed to really be tilted/leaning under the string tension) and I put locking tuners on it.Then not too long after that, to scratch the "big body Gretsch" itch that I had, I picked up a used Georgia Green 5622 Electromatic...a guitar that punches higher than it's weight for sure. Put locking tuners on it and also a Vibramate Spoiler.A little while after that one and after doing a brief bit of Gretsch research, I decided to start looking around for a Player's Edition model, and ended up getting this Cadillac Green 6228...and ended up with a killer guitar! About 2 weeks ago, I happened upon a Lotus Ivory 6128T DS and after playing it, I had to have it! I took it home and rapidly fell in love with it. I did put Collings bone-colored tuner buttons on it which I think look great on it (something I've done to several guitars...I like those buttons!) and I just acquired one of the Bricks Biggs Fix tension roller things I'll be putting on it this week. Then just this past weekend, I had another Gretsch itch to scratch so I picked up a Phantom Metallic Rat Rod which I'm having a lot of fun playing...and it's inexpensive enough that I don't mind just leaving it laying around the house. I put a Vibramate spoiler on it and took the pickguard off. I also put a larger knob on the master volume to make it a bit easier to slam the volume off when playing it with the band to keep from any stray howling! Plus I think it kinda adds to the Rat Rod theme. I may end up customizing this one more as time goes by due to the inexpensive-ness of it as well as the Rat Rod vibe.So, now I'm even toying with the idea of getting rid of a higher end guitar...possibly even my Novo Mirus...to get something like a Silver Falcon or something along those lines...I tend to loathe gold hardware so something like a 6636 Silver Falcon would be better suited to me probably, though I gotta admit that one of those baby blue Penguins would be pretty cool too!I guess I've turned myself into a Gretsch nut pretty rapidly recently!