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Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by gvaldez216, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Counting headlice on the highway Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Alright, like I said I'm not known with Gretsch at all, it just struck me as the Melita Synchromatic enabled more intonation adjustment than the other one, by just looking at the picture.

    I do find that leather belt unnecessary too, it seems a bit too much but maybe that's how country players like them.
     
  2. Folk_Hogan

    Folk_Hogan Senior Stratmaster

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    I say----

    Make the trade.

    The lowest I see the 6121s going for is $1400 (but maybe you'll love it!)..

    And you can realistically at very least get $700-$750 for the bass.

    Those 330ts are awesome and I've almost bought one twice but they're not popular. A '63 recently sold on eBay for $1675..

    If you make the trade and you're in at $1000 you could be up $1100..
     
  3. Folk_Hogan

    Folk_Hogan Senior Stratmaster

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    Also VERY into country/rockabilly appointments and own a Black Falcon... I do realize my tastes aren't for everyone. :whistling::whistling::whistling::whistling:
     
  4. gvaldez216

    gvaldez216 Senior Stratmaster

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    I think I'll take the deal, I haven't even seen the 330 in months and I don't like it anyway. I don't get a tone I like from it and I want a bass. The Gretch is either something I'll have some fun with, or sell/trade it. Worst case I have something I'll play, in the bass and something I can trade to anyone for essentially no investment from me.
     
  5. gvaldez216

    gvaldez216 Senior Stratmaster

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    I had to look that one up. I would trade for that real quick. It's purdy
     
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    Folk_Hogan Senior Stratmaster

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    I had a very similar trade experience... I bought a '67 Martin 000-18 for a grand. Liked it but didn't love it, on the verge of needing a neck reset. I put it on CL and someone offered me a Les Paul. I told him I very much wasn't interested but he pretty much begged me meet him. I met up with him and the Les Paul was amazing and in NOS condition from 2000 (this was 2012-2013). The les Paul turned out to be pretty valuable, it's a Standard Premium Plus in Translucent Amber.. Financially it was a pretty even deal considering to make the Martin great I would have to invest in a reset.. But as far as a guitar player goes I got a very sweet Les Paul (for a grand!) that inspired a totally different type of playing.
     

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    bluenote23 Strat-Talker

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    Just realize that if you're looking at a pre2003 G6121, then the used price is closer to $1000 than some of the other prices we've been bandying about.

    But if it's a post 2003 it will likely be a pretty sweet guitar that might be difficult to let go of.
     
  8. gvaldez216

    gvaldez216 Senior Stratmaster

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    I guess I forgot to add that part, its a 2013 Gretch and brand new with hang-tags Jbass
     
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    bluenote23 Strat-Talker

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    Sounds like a great deal for you!
    Good luck. Post some pics of the new guitars when you get them.
     
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    bluenote23 Strat-Talker

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    Just be sure the Gretsch is not a fake. I've seen fake Falcons and 6120s but not Jets though you never know. Gretsch fakes are very poorly done with bad Bigsby copies and usually have Made in USA stamped on the headstock like a Gibson.
     
  11. gvaldez216

    gvaldez216 Senior Stratmaster

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    Its a shop, I'd hope they did their diligence taking the guitar in. But rest assured I will look it over with a fine tooth comb.
     
  12. robotguitar

    robotguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, I used to sell stuff for a pawn shop. He wanted me to sell his gretsch white falcon. Was a total pos fake. Said made in Usa and had no markings on the pups. I told him that they are made in a Japan. Be very careful with the bass too.
     
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    gvaldez216 Senior Stratmaster

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    I made the trade, I got the J bass with all the fixins and new set of strings and instead of the Gretch I got into a used bass amp and $750 cash.

    I'm happy
     
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  14. Guy Named Sue

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    Congrats! :)
     
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    So did you not like the Gretsch or did he back out of that trade?
     
  16. gvaldez216

    gvaldez216 Senior Stratmaster

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    It was ugly, heavily played, smelled bad, didn't come with a case, the Bigsby felt loose... Just issues all around. I told him I wouldn't take it as part of the trade and I was doubting the trade and he asked me what I wanted to complete the deal. I got everything I asked for except I asked for $1000 back which I knew was a long-shot.
     
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