Modern Gretsch Guitars

NGD! Broadkaster

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Congrats. What a flamy beauty How do the BroadTrons sound?

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They sound good. They are Fulltrons. I have yet to compare them to my PowerTrons. Guitar plays great. Neck is on the chunky side which I really like. .856. Pretty much custom shop size. The only issue I see is the nut pinches the strings and the slots need to be widened.

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Here is the top. Deleted the original post by mistake.

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Hot dog, that's a beaut! Congratulations!!!

If I were ever in the market for a 335, I'd get a Broadkaster.

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GORGEOUS!

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That is one of the best looking guitars ever. Congratulations!

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Beautiful guitar, I'm saving up for one.

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Hot dog, that's a beaut! Congratulations!!!

If I were ever in the market for a 335, I'd get a Broadkaster.

– Mel Waldorf

Thanks Mel, by the way, your new pickups sounded fantastic. You should showcase them here.

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Beautiful!! Congratulations and enjoy!

I have a Broadkaster JR and love it. I really like the Fulltrons. The only issue I'm having is that it doesn't stay in tune quite as well as my other Gretsch guitars. Not a big problem.... I'm still working on it.... Makes no sense to me, but it seems to be better if I do NOT use the locking tuner feature -- traditional wrapping gives better results.

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Guitar Envy...I like that one and the 6620TFM.

When does Santa normally come around?

Hmmm...I have a Birthday before that, too.

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That is a great color. I've read good things about Fulltrons. Congrats

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Bourbon Stain, I believe.

Quite the looker, though I wouldn't have realized it from the Gretsch site.

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Bourbon Stain, I believe.

Quite the looker, though I wouldn't have realized it from the Gretsch site.

– Proteus

I've found that the Gretsch site does NOT do justice to ANY guitars in the Gretsch fleet. The "pictures" make most of the pieces look ........ bland (??)

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that has significant aesthetic merit. almost makes me a little upset that i already have a #1, or else i'd been looking hard at something like this.

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That is indeed a beautiful guitar. If they are going to use a B7, they should come up with it in a V cut model. Seems to me I heard that the Gretsch family had an in with Bigsby so it should not be an issue. (That was sarcasm if anyone did not recognize it as such.)

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If I were ever in the market for a 335, I'd get a Broadkaster.

An apt comment, which raises a point of detail in my mind. What's the body size here? The Gretsch site helpfully reveals that its depth is 1.75", but I'm more interested in the width.

Can I assume 16"? Would that be what distinguishes Broadkasters (and the 6120DC/6620DC) from the otherwise similar 17-inchier Gent series?

(Yes, and I realize Gents don't have centerblocks and stud-mounted bridges...but Gretschs are generally grouped into families by body style more than detailed specs.)

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Bourbon Stain, I believe.

Quite the looker, though I wouldn't have realized it from the Gretsch site.

– Proteus

Here's another example of "real live" view vs the photo on the Gretsch web site.....

From the Gretsch site....:

http://www.gretschguitars.c...

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So it's a center-block laminated maple guitar with a stud-mounted tune a matic, a B7, and slightly darker voiced humbuckers? That's very 335 indeed.

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That is indeed a beautiful guitar. If they are going to use a B7, they should come up with it in a V cut model. Seems to me I heard that the Gretsch family had an in with Bigsby so it should not be an issue. (That was sarcasm if anyone did not recognize it as such.)

– Don Birchett

A 'V' cut B7 would be a very good thing indeed.

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do they make a v cut bigsby with a tension bar? i'm not sure i've seen one, personally.


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