Modern Gretsch Guitars

pick up isses

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well i tried to purchase a country gent at Sweetwater and to my surprise i could not get a double cutaway with a supertronic TV Jones pick up.Strangely they will only sell it with the single cutaway.And will not do a special request.Gretsch just lost the sale i think spending over $3,000 they would accommodate the request.any input on this? As a curtsey Sweetwater did offer to replace the neck filter tron if i supplied just seems lame Gretsch wouldn't offer it.

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It seems that your expectaions are more than a little unrealistic.

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Gretsch didn't loose a sale, Sweetwater did.

Buy the guitar and have the Supertron installed, sell the Filtertron, Done.

4

I think I go along with Tubs here.

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Yup. For better or worse that's just not how the guitar industry works. Of course it will cost more to change the spec of a guitar. That's what custom shops are for. I'm sure the Gretsch custom shop will sell you exactly what you want.

Oh, and FWIW a "curtsey" is what women do when they see the queen.

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Sweetwater sells stock guitars. Gretsch builds stock guitars.

You are looking for a custom version of a stock guitar. No manufacturer builds all combinations of all of their guitars.

Agree with Tubs -- your expectations are unrealistic. VERY unrealistic.

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There are a couple of ways to get exactly what you want. One, Custom Shop, and, two, mod a guitar yourself to get what you want. You won't get custom tailoring on an off the rack suit.

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The solution couldn't be more simple. Buy the guitar and change what you want.

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As a curtsey Sweetwater did offer to replace the neck filter tron if i supplied...

Frankly, that surprises me. That alone is going above and beyond for a big retailer, IMO.


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