Gretsch 6228 - A few little changes :) what do you think?

dean111musicdean111music Frets: 172
edited July 18 in Guitar
I just posted this on Gretsch pages but thought this would be of interest on here.

I’ll get some before and after pics on here but what do you think?

http://www.gretsch-talk.com/threads/6228-mods-complete-what-you-think.193759/

Thanks to @Fifty9 for the tv jones classics they sound awesome! 
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  • dazzajldazzajl Frets: 696
    I actually ‘aaaaaaaahhhh’d’ out loud when i got to the bigsby shots  <3
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 3540
    I'm no gretsch expert but love he look of them, looks like you made a huge improvement..

    I was looking at towner system for my 335 copy, can I ask did you get it from the french place on Ebay?  How is tuning stability and what are string changes like?
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  • TheMarlinTheMarlin Frets: 2101
    Love the Gretsch headstock logo.  A Gretsch without a Bigsby look wrong to me. Much better!
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1445
    Looks great! Really interesting to see a guitar change so much by the simple addition of a bigsby. The “after” photos look far more inspiring.
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  • OilCityPickupsOilCityPickups Frets: 4592
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    We seem to have all gone a bit Gretsch bonkers round here at the moment ... personally I think it makes a nice change from Tele, Strat and LP/SG obsession! Love your improvements!
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  • dean111musicdean111music Frets: 172
    munckee said:
    I'm no gretsch expert but love he look of them, looks like you made a huge improvement..

    I was looking at towner system for my 335 copy, can I ask did you get it from the french place on Ebay?  How is tuning stability and what are string changes like?
    I did! Very quick delivery and very helpful. Recommend! 

    So far no major tuning issues but need to report back in a month or two. Only had it on for a day :)

    to be honest putting strings on was easy. I twisted the ball end around a pen then gave it an extra kink near the ball end. Easy. I do have locking tuners which made that end easy.


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  • dean111musicdean111music Frets: 172
    fandango said:
    Looks great! Really interesting to see a guitar change so much by the simple addition of a bigsby. The “after” photos look far more inspiring.
    Thanks so much! I’m loving the guitar much more now and think it has that classic look still
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  • dean111musicdean111music Frets: 172

    We seem to have all gone a bit Gretsch bonkers round here at the moment ... personally I think it makes a nice change from Tele, Strat and LP/SG obsession! Love your improvements!
    They are awesome guitars. Inbetween a tele and Les Paul. They are actually a better design than a les Paul, break angle comfort and versitille In my opinion.

    glad you dig it 
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  • dean111musicdean111music Frets: 172
    fandango said:
    Looks great! Really interesting to see a guitar change so much by the simple addition of a bigsby. The “after” photos look far more inspiring.
    Thanks! It is more inspiring to play for sure 
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  • dean111musicdean111music Frets: 172

    TheMarlin said:
    Love the Gretsch headstock logo.  A Gretsch without a Bigsby look wrong to me. Much better!
    It’s now more classic looking and sounding 
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  • Matt_McGMatt_McG Frets: 171
    I think the original 50s ‘solid’ body Gretsch guitars are among the coolest looking guitars ever made.

    I really dislike the V shaped stop bar, so the changes you made look great to me. Lovely guitar.

    I should try one, as I love the sound and have played but have never owned a hollow Gretsch, and a hollow body is not compatible with a sleeping child and a small flat.
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  • dean111musicdean111music Frets: 172
    Matt_McG said:
    I think the original 50s ‘solid’ body Gretsch guitars are among the coolest looking guitars ever made.

    I really dislike the V shaped stop bar, so the changes you made look great to me. Lovely guitar.

    I should try one, as I love the sound and have played but have never owned a hollow Gretsch, and a hollow body is not compatible with a sleeping child and a small flat.
    This is what I exactly my thoughts where. I could have of got a vintage select but I much preferred the modern feel of the 6228. 

    I feel eel I have the playability of a modern gretsch but the look of an old one :)
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