26 gretschcrush 2 years ago I dont particularily like a vintage Gretsch being modded. I think it should be kept as original as possible. This has become a time consuming almost obsessive hobby for me. If I buy a vintage guitar that needs parts replacing for original ones then I will try and track them down. As for the music well that stopped being more important ages ago for me. To me the maintaining of a vintage gretsch has nothing to do with the fact that I love eddie cochran and the Clash. As long as I own a 55 6120 it will treated with respect and maintained to the highest standard. If I cant do this I will sell the guitar. I play the 6120 every day. Its not gigged but its played for at least two to three hours without fail every single day. Thats why I bought it. A guitar that doesnt play is a tragedy in my eyes.I dislike collectors and dealers who buy a guitar and keep it in the case in a dark room etc etc.