Modern Gretsch Guitars

Ok Friends, who else has a Setzer Smoke? I’m still in the honeymoon…

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Share your thoughts... the neck on this thing is better than anything I've ever played including Setzer's own guitar!

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I don't own one, but did get to play a Smoke in a store. Yes, it was an impressive instrument. I liked that it was light and very lively. The neck felt great and the rolled edges of the fingerboard were subtle. I had a Godin once that had rolled fingerboard edges and the high E string kept slipping off the fingerboard. The Smoke didn't have that problem. For me, it's not an important feature; I'm fine with standard fingerboard edges, but at least they did it right. My impression was that it had a great vintage feel, without the usual issues associated with 50-60 year old guitars.

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Tavo, you are very special to have tried his guitar because I don't think he lets anyone touch it but him and his tech. I may be wrong on that but I hear something like that.

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HOLY SMOKE TAVO! Beautiful guitar - aside from the neck, how was it compared to you treasured 99 SSU?

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I don't own one, but did get to play a Smoke in a store. Yes, it was an impressive instrument. I liked that it was light and very lively. The neck felt great and the rolled edges of the fingerboard were subtle. I had a Godin once that had rolled fingerboard edges and the high E string kept slipping off the fingerboard. The Smoke didn't have that problem. For me, it's not an important feature; I'm fine with standard fingerboard edges, but at least they did it right. My impression was that it had a great vintage feel, without the usual issues associated with 50-60 year old guitars.

– Journeyman

Didn’t notice the rolled off edge, Do u have a close up pic?

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It looks great, but what's the biggest difference between that and the previous setzer version? The rolled edges on the neck?


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