Modern Gretsch Guitars

New Gretsch on the way.

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I have been looking at 6131T-62VS for a long time and then something hit me, I love it. I keep telling myself I don't need another guitar. Then Guitar Center sent me a 20% off coupon and the fire was lit. Went to GC and it was not in stock but they called Gretsch and they had some at the warehouse. So I paid my money and took home a piece of paper. The wait begins ( A Red Firebird )

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Pic's, or it didn't happen.

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Congrats! Red is where it’s at!

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Congratulations!! Try to sleep well (might be tough....) and then ENJOY one of my favorite Gretsch guitars!!

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Red red red. Some of us likes red, we does.

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I did the same thing when i bought my Duo Jet. Good for you.

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If it's anything like my VS Duo Jet it will be wonderful. Actually I would have got a Jet Firebird VS but I don't like coloured back and sides - I like to see the grain.

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I would have liked the wood showing on back but this is a copy of a 62 jet and they painted them black back then. I like the way everything is laid out like a old Gretsch. And the double cut just looks right.

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I'd like the grain showing on the top too!

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Still waiting.

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Very interesting blog. A lot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that I'm interested in, but I'm most definitely interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know. t rex game

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Stopped by GC and was told guitar should be here Friday. They get there UPS truck about 10:30 AM so I should get a call sometime after that. Keeping my fingers crossed and trying to stay COOL.

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It's here Wow it looks great.

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Funny my first guitar was a red Tempo I didn't know any better, junk but it had 3 pickup. When I was 17 I found a used Jazzmaster it had the plastic back guard on it great shape but it was Red and when I got home I stripped all the finish off. It was a late 50 early 60 guitar and it came with a brown face twin and yes I wish I had it now. I tried to post pic but they are to big, do you still need a host site for pictures?

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Funny my first guitar was a red Tempo I didn't know any better, junk but it had 3 pickup. When I was 17 I found a used Jazzmaster it had the plastic back guard on it great shape but it was Red and when I got home I stripped all the finish off. It was a late 50 early 60 guitar and it came with a brown face twin and yes I wish I had it now. I tried to post pic but they are to big, do you still need a host site for pictures?

– Barry

I had a '63 for a while and as cool as I thought it looked, it didn't look as good as yours. Cheers.

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I would have liked the wood showing on back but this is a copy of a 62 jet and they painted them black back then. I like the way everything is laid out like a old Gretsch. And the double cut just looks right.

– Barry

Jet Firebirds have "always" (not sure about the Baldwin years) had black sides and back.

Your new guitar is stunning!! Enjoy!!

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How much more red could that be?

The answer is None. None more red!

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Congrats Barry!

Pretty cool wee geet that!


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