1 Jazzish 11 years ago MERRY CHRISTMAS!Hello fellow Gretsch players. My name is David and I hail from North Carolina. I just picked up my second Gretsch: 2009 6129 Gold Sparkle Jet. Very, very pleased with tone and playability and being a fan of Les Paul Gold Tops I was looking for a strong alternative.My concern is the guitar has a three piece back! Even the headstock has tiny, irregular pieces of wood added on (not symetrical like other builders.) The guitar reminds me of a butcher block to be frank.Also, it comes in at 8 lbs, 1.2 ounces. Lighter than my Les Pauls which I am thrilled about, but I've read that Jets should weigh in at around 7 lbs.Thoughts, comments?