Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Why has there never been a DC Jet Firbird reish??!?!

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I mean, c'mon!!!

It NEEDS to happen!!!!!!!!

OOOOPS!!!!

I meant to post this in "modern". sorry. but since the reish never happened....

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well? there's all the malcom signatures :|

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yeah, but they're not the same...

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They are especially cool with the bigsby on them.

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Part of the "problem" may be that many of the originals came stock with Burns tremolos rather than Bigsbys. Burns (IMO) looked cheap and turned out to be cheap (unreliable).

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They do have RI Duo Jets. You could always paint one red!

Seriously, DC jets have really grown on me since I saw a '62 Duo Jet. I don't care for gold trim and the Burns, but the early DC's with chrome and G-tailpieces (which would be immediately swapped for a Bigsby) are very nice looking guitars, and presumably sound and feel pretty similar to the single cuts.

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afire... only a batch or two of that format made, so if you find one, grab it!

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The only one I've ever seen was bought by an unlucky GDPer. The guitar looked sweet, but evidently it didn't turn out too well for the buyer: 1961 Duo Jet

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Does anyone else have issues with the placement of the switches on the upper bout being so close to the neck pickup?

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Yeah me,never liked that about those Jets.

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The master volume placement kinda makes up for that with me. And I do a wrap-under when I string up b/c I don't use the Burns. Again, the TONE of the thing makes up for the kinda iffy vibrato.

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I had issues with the switched on my single cut jet.... so I just pulled the mud switch out of the guitar!:D


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