1 jim hall 4 years ago Hey everyone, Just writing here for a bit of advice if possible. I’m going to buy my first Gretsch – a Country Gent (George H. Spec. One). I have read varying reports online about buying one vintage vs. New. The general concensus seems to be, whilst there are some amazing old gretsches, they are quite inconsistent, hard to come by and the new ones are a safer/better bet. Please note i am in the UK, and will most likely buy one from the US as the prices over here are crazy for these guitars! I’ve played a couple of new ones in the shops and they are amazing, alas I wouldn’t beable to play a vintage (or new, but I guess they will mostly be fine..) one I was ordering first. Any help/advice/opinions would be much appreciated. Cheers!