Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Didn’t know they played a Gretsch…

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Buddy Shaw had three singles out on Starday in 1957, including the great "Don't Sweep That Dirt On Me", and he plays an Electromatic.

– Hepkat67

Probably a Streamliner model. Another "Buddy" also played a Gretsch Streamliner in 1957 for his hit "Party Doll", and that was Buddy Knox.

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George Kooymans, main songwriter and guitar player of the Golden Earring is diagnosed with ALS. That means the end of the Golden Earring, a band that lasted for about 60 years.

Here he's playing a single pu Gretsch.

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Such a great thread, I'll have to go back and look at all the pics. I too love it when I see Gretsches pop up unexpected and I caught this one just yesterday (Take on me).

Even though you don't hear it much, the mojo of the Gretsch made Take on Me a great song. Although in most live vids he's playing a Strat I believe.

And then there's this one. Sha na na as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers in the pic.

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George Kooymans, main songwriter and guitar player of the Golden Earring is diagnosed with ALS. That means the end of the Golden Earring, a band that lasted for about 60 years.

i'm very sorry to hear that. i have a friend i knew in California who's had it for a few years, and is now in hospice up in Seattle. it's a terrible thing. one always wishes that the person you care about will be able to do a Stephen Hawking and hang on and have at least a semblance of normal life, but sadly that's almost never the case. i would be thrilled if Dean was alive even if he was talking through a voice box..Becky's in a wheelchair and it doesn't matter a bit except when she gets stuck in the mud in the yard. but it's not going to be that way. Dean is a painter/sketch artist so he spent most of the last three years cataloging his entire body of work so it'll be comprehensible when he's gone, and continued teaching remotely at the Academy of Art in San Francisco until he couldn't talk any more. he was the first person ever to set up a drum kit and play on the playa at Burning Man, back when it was a small art event for Bay Area locals. an incredibly sweet and talented guy. he's of Norwegian descent, and has borne all of it like a true Viking. it's only in the last few weeks that his thoughts have become darker as he sees the tunnel approaching. he's a damn hero. i could never have borne his burden with such courage, grace, and dignity. he didn't deserve this. but then, nobody does. i wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. sorry for the threadjack.

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i like their taste in guitars, too.

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Average White Falcon. You can hear it clear as water playing the crisply combined syncopated single-note motif and rhythm chops-

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there were rumors these guy's played Gretsch.

It's nice to see Adam in this.

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Fantastic! Thanks, Curt. Jody sure is fun to hear and watch! He seems both out of control and in control at the same time, rather like he was in Nashville.

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That's my 62 brought back from the dead country club not the 58.

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I keep on forgetting to post this. Ken Bethea of Old 97s (a favorite band of mine) plays Tennys a goodly amount of time. LOVE his tone!

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– piratesrule

Mark Hollis used his Gretsch on the last 2 Talk Talk albums, cranked through an AC30 but played very lightly. The guitar sound on songs like "New Grass" is perfection to these ears and has been copied countless times by people since...

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Scruffy the Cat ! and a fun video!

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The Carlisles, feat. guitarist Cliff Carlisle with his '55 6120. Fixed arm Bigsby swapped out for later swivel arm B6.

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The restaurant scene from the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt.

The jazz quartet with guitar, bass, drums and flute was called Meridian West. Larry Vogt plays his very recently purchased circa-1953 Gretsch 6190 Streamliner on the piece called A Song For Cathy. The intro is so cool, with the guitar playing insistent 4ths in Dm cutting against Nat Johnson's bass on a root-5th combination and Alan Pimental's cymbal pulse, until Julie Iger's mighty waterfall of modal flute crashes through it all. Startling. It's quite, quite brilliant.

I sound like Jazz Club*. I don't care.

*Jazz Club-

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Good catch Ade! I'd spotted the Dynasonic in that scene but couldn't confirm that it was a Gretsch. That was always a great scene with all music and no dialogue. I tried to re-start the Gretsches in the Movies thread a while back; maybe it's better to add that here.

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Good catch Ade! I'd spotted the Dynasonic in that scene but couldn't confirm that it was a Gretsch. That was always a great scene with all music and no dialogue. I tried to re-start the Gretsches in the Movies thread a while back; maybe it's better to add that here.

– lx

Please do put the information into the Gretsch In The Movies thread for archive, lx.

As a supplemental note, I found out the band's personnel details here, along with a nice clear pic of the guitar which I think I've identified correctly- please correct the year/model if I've blundered.

http://www.meridianwest1968...

The scene is great. It's all done with glances and I love the little accidental eybrow clip by the waiter with the menu and Steve waving it away with good cheer, a genuine spontaneous moment. The music building in intensity adds weight to all these natural gestures as the scene limns the McQueen/Bissett character dynamic with effortless and simple strokes.


Tsar, I've got one word for you- Nice.

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Briefly @ 1:55

– Suprdave

Big Thumbs Up!

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I want to say this has been posted in this thread, but I did a search for Elvis Costello and no match showed up.

Nice dyna Country Club in Caddy Green:

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Scruffy the Cat- RIP Charlie Chesterman.


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