Modern Gretsch Guitars

Similar to the Gretsch Duo Jet guitar?

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To Miguel, I've never played a Duo Jet. All I can say is that a newer Pro Jet plays like a medium-weight solid body. I've read that a Duo Jet has more of a hollowbody sound but I've never played one myself.

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To Miguel, I've never played a Duo Jet. All I can say is that a newer Pro Jet plays like a medium-weight solid body. I've read that a Duo Jet has more of a hollowbody sound but I've never played one myself.

– Fredo

Thanks Fredo.

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A few years ago I bought a chambered Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute with P90s thinking that if it needed to it could replace my Duo Jet, I would be happy with it and I could make a profit if I had to sell my Duo Jet for any reason. I ended up selling my Gibson Les Paul to my brother instead. The Les Paul was constructed of the same woods, mahogany with a maple top, was completely chambered like a Duo Jet and even has a similar size and shape. Their necks felt almost identical. While it was a great guitar in its own right and it covered similar sonic territory as my Duo Jet it really was no comparison to the tone of my Duo Jet even acoustically. I've played Pro Jets in music stores and they felt more similar to my Les Paul than they do to my Duo Jet.

I am convinced that only a Duo Jet will get you the sound of a Duo Jet.

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Proteus: "Dusky jewel?" Nice Jim Morrison refererence!

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Aww, thanks for noticing!

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Well I mostly lurk these days but if we are going to talk Casinos and the El Rey for this thread I have to mention the incredible Fender Deluxe/Elite Tele Thinline. Lightweight and tuneful, these guitars can even do jazz with authenticity. Not a price/value leader like the Aristocrat but still a damn fine guitar.


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