Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Flamey ‘55 Rancher PSA

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"Beautiful 55 Rancher "the one" Gene Vincent used on the cover of the blue caps capital records."

So,are they saying THIS was Gene's guitar? AND $300.00 for a repro pick guard. Paul Setzer is practically giving them away.

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Gene's Rancher had that hole in it.

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Jack, that pic of Elvis Costello was what fueled my desire to get a Rancher!

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I’ve never heard one of the old ones. Do they sound like anything?

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Great movie features one -- Tender Mercies starring Robert Duvall with a '56/7. Sounded great. Every one I've ever tried didn't.

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Great movie features one -- Tender Mercies starring Robert Duvall with a '56/7. Sounded great. Every one I've ever tried didn't.

– lx

That may have something in part to do with the fact that these guitars can take on a special life in front of a microphone.

I have a 56 Town & Country - same thing for sound evaluation purposes . Live: never have you heard such a small sound come out of such a large guitar.

Maybe you've come across discussions by studio engineers on how hard it can be to record something like a Martin D-28 since it's so boomy. That isn't an issue with at least some of these guitars and the largely 100% midrange sonics really record well and easily--at least in the case of mine.

My brother liked the Town & Country as a recording instrument so much that he bought a 68 Rancher when it came up. I never heard it, but he said it sucked and sold it immediately, evidencing that even ones you have never tried don't sound great either.


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