Gretsch-GEAR Jets 6134 CS

2016 Gretsch 6134: UC160313XX

Owned by
SilverPenguin
Body style
Single Cutaway Solidbody
Color(s)
Silver Sparkle/Jet Black
Fretboard
Ebony with Bird-themed engraved blocks inlays
Nut
Bone
Pickups
Dynasonic
Tuners
Grover Imperial
Bridge
Synchromatic Synchrosonic
Tailpiece
Cadillac G
Added to Gretsch-GEAR
2 years ago Last modified 2016-10-20 10:18:15

Just a little bit about me:

Back in the 80s, I was once fortunate enough to have collected well over 100 guitars and 25 amps. Most of them were vintage instruments from the 50s & 60s. My collection included guitars from Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Rickenbacker, Guild, Epiphone, Hamer, Silvertone, Travis Bean, and others. In that group were three Gretsch beauties: a mid-60s Double Cutaway Orange Nashville, an early 70's Tennessean, and a 1990, made in Japan, 6120 Nashville. As you might imagine, my guitars were my life. I loved them so much that I gave all of them names! I treated them as if they were my girlfriends. I was the happiest man in the world until one day in December, 1993, in Phoenix, AZ, some bad people stole a moving van that contained all of my gear. I was so devastated from the loss that, afterwards, I was unable to hold or even look at a guitar again. It took 23 long years, and a lot of encouragement from my wife, before I could finally bring myself to the point where I could consider getting another guitar. Having made the decision to buy one, I had to decide on what to buy. Do I go for another Gibson Les Paul? I once had many of those...really nice ones, too. Perhaps I should buy a Fender Strat or some other legendary Fender model? Fenders are great! I've owned many. Or, do I buy a Gretsch? I recalled that all three of the Gretsch guitars that I previously owned were Sweet to the Core. What a dilemma! I finally realized that if I could only have one guitar, it absolutely, positively, had to be a Gretsch. After seeing Greg Koch from Wildwood Guitars jamming on a Gretsch Custom Shop '55 Pink Penguin on YouTube, I knew immediately what guitar I wanted. That famous Gretsch Sound is addictive! Searching everywhere online, I finally found my new soulmate: A Masterbuilt '57 Penguin NOS Silver Sparkle. Believe me, brothers and sisters, this Penguin is one beautiful bird!!! Holding this baby in my hands, I once again feel like the happiest man in the world. That's what a Gretsch can do for you. By the way, I bought a Fender 2X12 Combo amp to pair with the Penguin, and now ALL IS GOOD! Somehow Gretsch and Fender are a perfect combination.

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