Modern Gretsch Guitars

The blue Chet Custom Shop

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I thought most players of Modern World Gretsch thought mud switch was an anachronism ... but I think they make a lot of sense although on my old ones I would make the least rolled off one to be the most rolled off and then put in something a bit less intense. Nice looking guitar here.

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I have a reputation for loving blue guitars, and I am also a well known fan of the 6120.... but ironically this guitar does zero for me. In fact I really don't like it at all.

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Well in my opinion, Stephen keeps making more and more cool custom shop guitars and this one is very cool!

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Daphne blue with "aged" binding and nickle silver trim looks fantastic!

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I don't want to be negative but light blue on a Chet model does not work for me.

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I'm with Dan and Ed, a robin's egg blue Gretsch doesn't do a thing for me. Put it on some Gibson or Fender 'plank'.

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Luckily, no one is forcing anyone to buy it. I’m sure it will find a happy home.

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SUPERB. And who needs a mudswitch?

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I would take it at least for free

I kinda like it but would prefer a darker blue like the midnight saphire ProJet.

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SUPERB. And who needs a mudswitch?

– Stefan

Pretty much a split camp between those who like and those who don't I'd say, but no mud switch is one of it's most endearing features.

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Personally, I think the whole point of the Custom Shop is to make guitars that never before existed, so I celebrate the anachronisms. There were no Gretsches in those great Fender car-derived custom colors, but it would have been cooler if there had been. There were no Gretsches with Filtertrons and a tone knob, but why not give that a shot?

One of my favorite Gretsches never existed in the old days: the RHH, with the body brand and the great fingerboard inlays and yet . . . filtertrons! Let a thousand flowers bloom.


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