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Old 10-07-2021, 04:02 PM
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Default For your drooling pleasure - the ORIGINAL Gretsch Tri-Five...

A gen-u-ine, made-in Brooklyn-USA '56 6199 Convertible in Bamboo Yellow/Lotus Ivory and Copper Mist livery, with gold hardware/Dynasonic PU and Synchro-style long gold plexi pickguard - all yours for only $3995:





https://www.archtop.com/ac_56_6199.html

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Wow very cool and in mint shape ......ta boot

Or were you suggesting we are just old and drooling regardless of what we are looking at ?
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Wow Steve!!! Those beautiful pieces of musical art for sure. A treat for the eyes and Iím sure more so to play - not mention some music history. One doesnít see too many of the Brooklyn, NY Greysch Instruments around anymore.

Beautiful man!
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Very, very nice!
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Wow very cool and in mint shape...ta boot

Or were you suggesting we are just old and drooling regardless of what we are looking at ?
Given the AGF demographic, I figure we've all been in this game long enough to be selective droolers...
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Lovely Gretches Steve! Thanks for keeping us drooling!

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Wow Steve!!! Those beautiful pieces of musical art for sure. A treat for the eyes and Iím sure more so to play - not mention some music history. One doesnít see too many of the Brooklyn, NY Gretsch Instruments around anymore...
Don't know where you're located, but if you grew up in Brooklyn back in the '50s-60's Gretsch was not only your hometown brand (Epiphone sold out to Gibson in '57, Guild moved to Hoboken, Favilla was the domain of the folkies who couldn't afford a Martin - and none of us could afford a D'Angelico) but inevitably your first "good" guitar. That said, although there's plenty still out there in the NYC Tri-State area, unfortunately many of them have issues - binding rot (my own '64 Double Annie is a victim), neck problems (FYI Gretsch was one of the first to make the move to kiln-dried woods, in the postwar era - a move that cost them the endorsements of both Johnny Smith and Harry Volpe), bad pickups/wiring (mine was redone under warranty in 1966) - and with the remaining good ones increasing in price, the current Korean-made 5400-Series (and pre-2019 5600-Series) Electromatics and MIJ Professional Series are not only a viable option, but among the finest instruments ever to wear the marque...
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Don't know where you're located, but if you grew up in Brooklyn back in the '50s-60's Gretsch was not only your hometown brand (Epiphone sold out to Gibson in '57, Guild moved to Hoboken, Favilla was the domain of the folkies who couldn't afford a Martin - and none of us could afford a D'Angelico) but inevitably your first "good" guitar. That said, although there's plenty still out there in the NYC Tri-State area, unfortunately many of them have issues - binding rot (my own '64 Double Annie is a victim), neck problems (FYI Gretsch was one of the first to make the move to kiln-dried woods, in the postwar era - a move that cost them the endorsements of both Johnny Smith and Harry Volpe), bad pickups/wiring (mine was redone under warranty in 1966) - and with the remaining good ones increasing in price, the current Korean-made 5400-Series (and pre-2019 5600-Series) Electromatics and MIJ Professional Series are not only a viable option, but among the finest instruments ever to wear the marque...
Thank you so much for some of the history Steve. My family is actually from the old Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. My parents used to own a four story walk up there. Sold it many years ago and we were all transplanted to somewhere in Jersey. Iíve been trying to learn more and more I have some of the history of these companies and find it fascinating. Iím actually looking at a used Korean Gretsch 5420 in Fairlane blue. It might be a little bit of a GAS situation as I probably really donít need it but yet I want it .
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