Other Guitars

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Here’s Sorrie’s (perhaps ex) Duo Sonic.

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That is stunning Dave, made all the better because it was the first AND Chet’s own instrument—Is this your favorite Guitar if you had to choose?

– 949Norm

Hey Norm. No, it isn't my favorite Gretsch but it is very special. My favorite is my Super Chet as much for its looks as for the upgrades I had done to it. And of course the wider fingerboard that the Axe [oddly] doesn't have. Chet had a hand in the design of both models so they have that in common. The Axe is sort of a sentimental favorite but I do play it once a week and it's in a stand in my living room so along with 5 other guitars in the room, I see it all the time.

If you recall, one of the two prototype Country Gents was up for sale recently for $75K! (Ed owns the other one). As far as I know, Chet didn't play it too much & I don't recall seeing a pic of him performing with it. The Super Axe prototype I have was given to Chet and he occasionally performed with it for a couple of years so to me, that has more value and sentiment. To have a guitar owned and used by Chet is special to me, and I didn't need a mortgage to buy it!

To be honest, I'd have a real dilemma if I had a fire and could only leave with one guitar!

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Rumor is that playing this guitar will prevent you from getting scurvy.

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Excellent extrapolation, Rob. Mine has kept scurvy at bay since I got it.


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