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    Gretsch USA Custom - Walnut Lacquer

    Not sure how many modern USA kits I've had...but it's more than one! This set I got sometime in the past couple of years...walnut lacquer, super pretty, some scuffs and whatever on the 12" but they're really nice. Got bit by the vintage bug recently and I'm scraping around for things to sell...

    8x12, 16x16, 16x22. Pics forthcoming, $2000 plus shipping.

    (Also have matching 10/14/20 but keeping these for the small funk-fusion rig unless someone so happens to want all of them...)

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    Isn't this the kit Al played before moving to Yamaha?

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    Going for vintage Gs? Good on ya.
    Average deplorable.

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    Vintage bugs bite hard and can be venomous.
    Only one cure.
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    hhahaa
    there's a cure. Own it.

    I'm just watching. between Deep Soul/ and NE/ who owns the most sets at the end or midpoint say August of 2018..
    and a couple others

    Thing with Gretsch; I can't feel; the difference; tween new (6ply) and Old..
    They's Gretsch
    Just some are new and others have survived 45 winters..
    They've not changed
    that character.
    It's like weird but awesome/true.
    It's not that weird.
    Just true.

    It's like Packard never stopped production..redwinepearl66RB 007.jpgimage1.jpgBurgunRosewood 002.jpg
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    A Gretsch convertable. Nice.

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    and what? you immune?\
    that's a 49 Super Deluxe compare to 53 3ply ; )
    I actually worked on that sunuvabich Loved it but anyway
    I think I'm 4 in that picture..

    Lolo!!
    It was beautiful. Beige exterior with Red Leather interior.
    unbelievable
    So sweet like old Gretsch err new gretsch caribbean blue..
    (he) Kept that thing for like 30 years
    till some collector in Butler pried it
    from his hands

    The Avanti's were bad ass too.
    More like Special edition Gretsch (actually beyond anything 'drum')

    he had it in the showroom during the seventies and then it was replaced by a Lincoln.
    a Mark II.

    amadiomotor67.jpg

    in green mint green.

    https://www.conceptcarz.com/images/L...-08_CbS_01.jpg

    I loved that car too.

    https://ccpublic.blob.core.windows.n...ii-thumb-c.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by donbseattle View Post
    Isn't this the kit Al played before moving to Yamaha?
    I'm not sure. But if you have this exact kit, except made in '85, then I will trade ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jda View Post
    hhahaa

    Thing with Gretsch; I can't feel; the difference; tween new (6ply) and Old..
    They's Gretsch
    Just some are new and others have survived 45 winters..
    They've not changed
    that character.
    It's like weird but awesome/true.
    It's not that weird.
    Just true.
    ]
    So different. What I have never understood is how Gretsch advertises their current shells as the same as 60's. They're not the same. At all. The edges, that is. 60's have a fat round-over to the outside with zero cut to the inside -- which is why, presumably, they are so much drier/controlled.

    30 degree edges came in sometime in the 70's I think, definitely by the 80's. That's the modern formula where you can argue that the only difference is aging. But with 60's, it's a totally different beast.

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    The first photo might be a 3-ply shell but it's the same cut as 6-ply 60's

    60's edge
    60s edge

    Modern 30 degree
    30 edge

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