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Your Thoughts on getting a Gretsch Guitar?

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What are your thoughts on getting a Gretsch guitar? I think Page has only used one on the RAH gig for Come'on Everybody. I love the sound, & have played a few at Guitar Ctr, but want to see what ya'll think. My budget is not more than $2,000 USD.

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I play drums not guitar.. But a close friend of mine, who's an excellent guitarist swears by them.. It's pretty much all he plays.

Their Drum sets are great quality as well.

i'd say go for it.

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Gretsch's are fantastic. You really can't go wrong with a 5120 which is basically a second tier version of the Gretsch 6120 which run around $3,000 depending. The 5120 from their Electromatic series runs about $700, but the sound is there, very rockabilly, lots of swing, amazing resonance. For the extra $2,300, I'm not sure that it's entirely worth it to go for the whole hog 6120 unless you are a huuuge Chet Atkins or Brian Setzer fan.

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great guitars !

Mind you, they are still basically jazzboxes. big hollowbody guitars.

suitable for some music, less suitable for other styles.

If you are looking for a big hardrock/metal speedpickin' tone, you might want to look into something different.

with lots of gain, they will feedback your brains out.

They are divine for blues/rockabilly, pop, sixtiesstuff jazzy stuff and funk and anything else you can think of.

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