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Gretsch Pro Jet....any thoughts?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Gretsch Pro Jet....any thoughts? Reply with quote

Anyone played/owned one of the budget Gretsch range? Spotted a leftie one of these



Sadly didn't have time to try but it looked the part and it certainly seemed a lot of guitar for 345!! Question is, how much of a Gretsch is it?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they're the ones I'm thinking of they're pretty nice guitars
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i played one a year or so ago in absolute guitars and I liked it but the build quality felt the same as an epiphone
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mate has one, it feels pretty cheap. You can normally get one secondhand for a good price though. Modern Epi standard is about right.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, kind of what I was thinking I guess. I terms of the wood, I think Epi's are put together well (I have a theory that as they make so few lefties, the build quality tends to be a little better), it's just the wiring that you need to rip out and start over (and get the thing set up of course). I assume it's going to b a similar situation with one of these cheap as chips Gretch guitars.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I own a righty version of that very guitar, and I'd have to say that for the money, it's really well put together. The electronics are a bit weak, especially the pickup switch feels like a toy. But for that kind of money I almost always expect to have to have to do a little work in that dept. Not a bad buy, and personally I'd choose it over an Epi of similar features/price point.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogma Hollow wrote:
Actually I own a righty version of that very guitar, and I'd have to say that for the money, it's really well put together. The electronics are a bit weak, especially the pickup switch feels like a toy. But for that kind of money I almost always expect to have to have to do a little work in that dept. Not a bad buy, and personally I'd choose it over an Epi of similar features/price point.


Nice one fella, that;s the info I was looking for!
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