Modern Gretsch Guitars

PSA 1 of 24 from a controversial feller…

1

I stumbled onto one of these before I was hipped to what Ed Roman was about. I’m glad I did because I’d have missed out and passed on it had things been different. I personally love mine.

According to the lovely and talented Joe C., the run consisted of 24 guitars....

(Why can’t I copy the link, dogonnit?) Anyway, it’s on Reverb under “British Gentleman”.

5

It's a black CG . . . has nothing to do with George Harrison doing anything other than being seen playing his CG on black and white TV sets.

That said: Nice looking guitar!

6

What makes these 24 different?

– Windsordave

Factory black finish.

7

When I got my first Gretsch, a '65 Country Gentleman, I was shocked when the guy opened the case and it was dark brown stain. I had only seen black and white pictures of George playing his and assumed that it was black.

8

Ah, so it's the black finish....thanks guys. So many [color] photos back in the day had the dark Gent finish looking black when it wasn't. Chet's Guitar Genius album has the guitar looking black, not even a hint of brown, dark or otherwise so I always thought this model was black. Once I finally saw one in the mid-'60's in the flesh so to speak, I was surprised it was dark brown. Not sure black on a Gent is for me. I'm kinda' in the camp of the idea of the Gent being exclusively dark brown (walnut).

9

I have to say that I adore mine.

And the Tru-Arc absolutely iced that cake. It’s like nothing else in my stash. (Even IF Ed Roman turned out to be drooling bag of tumors and pus.)

10

Good looking guitar but I think the price is optimistic. I have a green FSR (non-Roman) Gent, like it about as much as tubwampus likes his, but would be shocked if someone offered me that much. BS aside, the black one is classy looking.

11

This.

– Bob Howard

Bless ya, Bob.

Needs me some tutelage.


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