So I Walk Into GC Ocean, NJ To Hopefully Buy A Gretsch G6119 Chet Tenn. Rose

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I still check the used GC website for gear.

    It's very hit or miss.

    Sometimes it's a find, other times, it's a bust.

    If it's there, check it out.

    Just be prepared for something other than what's described.
     
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    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Ive seen some stupidly good deals in GC because of their lack of knowledge. A USA Dobro in great shape missing its decal but serial number intact for $399.00, a blue check '60s Ampeg B15 for $499.00 and quite a few more. It can be a good thing for sure
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You need to be careful about Dobros.

    Gibson bought Dobro and cheapened the line.

    OMI Dobros are the ones to look at.

    Ampeg are a curious beast.

    Look for the Ampeg gear not made overseas.

    Even those overseas Ampegs are expensive.

    You may find an Asian Ampeg AMG 100 for under $400.00.

    I found my AMG 100 (Black w/Alder wood) with 2 extra pickups at GC for $350.00.

    They had to repair the tone pot for me.

    The knob spun 360 degrees and needed a new cap.

    They did the repair and I bought it.

    BTW, I was at the Ocean GC this morning.

    They lowered the Gretsch guitar to $999.99.

    I didn't check if the put new strings on it or put a high E string on it.

    When I demoed the Gretsch 2 weeks ago, it was missing a high E string.

    It was a pig.:rolleyes:

    If they lower the price to $399.99. then I'll buy it.:facepalm:
     
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    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I've been playing Dobro's since '90. My first was an OMI, that's all they had back then really. The one at GC was an OMI 60 Squareneck but i was skint.
     
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    IMO, Gibson can make the best guitar in the world and make the worse guitar in the world.

    IMO, Gibson is not treating Dobro very kindly.

    Every model varies from one to the other.

    You have to demo each guitar & have the luxury of a 48 hour test run.
     
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    I would not buy a new Dobro brand reso, luckily we have many choices now. My brand new Republic Tricone is fabulous. Gibson has completely ruined the Dobro name, they should sell it to someone who respects it imo. Even after Gibson acquired OMI it still operated in California with the same employees for years and they made some fine guitars, then Gibson moved production and it never recovered. Now they are all cheapo imported crap.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You know those Republic resonators are made in China.

    They're shipped to Texas where they're set up.

    I understand that the prep is excellent.

     
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    Yep, they are made by Aiersi in China to Republic's specs and set up here. I have two and they are great. 20190802_152504.jpg
     
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    Got a National too. 20180506_203425.jpg
     

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