1 BuddyHollywood 2 months ago Since I played my friend's 1955 Duo Jet pictured here it has made me want one too! I checked Reverb and the price range seems to be between $4,000 - $7,000. The guitar listed for $4,000 had a replacement bridge, tuners and case which I would be fine with. I'm mostly concerned with the construction and the original DeArmond pickups. I've heard the Stephen Stern Custom Shop Jets come very close to the sound and feel of the vintage Gretsch guitars. If this is the case that may be a better alternative. I know vintage vs. Custom shop has been discussed before but I would like to specifically focus on Jets and hear your feedback regarding the similarities and differences. I don't know if I'll ever be able to save enough money to ever buy either a vintage Jet or a Custom Shop Jet but having goals is good for the soul.