Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Black / Red Jets

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For your enjoyment, a little experiment with Photoshop. Left 1955 Firejet, right 1954 Duo Jet.

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Now that’s cool. Too bad one wasn’t a lefty.

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Oh, HEAVENS! And, My Louisville Cardinals's colors, right there. I LOVE the Firebird! Only reason I'd want a red guitar, I think.

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Great picture!

It seems the bridge is too far back on the black one.

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Great picture!

It seems the bridge is too far back on the black one.

– BuddyHollywood

Pickups on black guitar are closer together.

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Pickups on black guitar are closer together.

– Joe Desperado (aka: Jack Daniels)

Well what do you know, they are! I thought something looked off. I was wrong about what it was.

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The positioning of bridge pickups was kind of all over the map in the early days. That pickup positioning was pretty common up to around late '54.

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Vince Ray likes the black and red together...

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Black and Red Jets? (& White)

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I'll have one from column A, and one from column B.

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Cool! But still I think the one on the left looks better.... ; )

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They're very lovely but if I were able to have my "I have more money than I need and can have what I want. " guitar, My ideal Jet would be this.


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