Bought this Gretsch cause i wanted something different, but didn't want to spend a fortune. And I'm glad i did.
Looks absolutely stunning. The vintage white finish together with the tortoise pickguard looks classy.
Sound is good. Not your typical les paul sound, it's voiced uh... different i guess.
Probably due to the Broad'tron humbuckers. I like 'em.
Tuners do the job ok. Maybe i will change them for grovers in the future, but they keep the guitar in tune and that's what they are meant to do.
The neck is stated a thin U. And thats exactly what it is. No flat neck, but certainly not a thick one. Feels comfortable.
Intonation was spot on. Action was a bit on the high side for my liking, so i adjusted it.
Nut is simple, but cut properly.
Plays like a guitar from a higher price range. And it says Gretsch on the headstock :)
Is everything perfect? No, but for this kind of money you can't expect that.
The frets are ok, but the edges were a little bit sharp. Did a bit a sanding and now they are perfect.
The wraparound compensated bridge was mounted a bit sloppy. A few screwdriver marks were made on the screws holding the bridge, and it made the finish come of a bit on the bridge itself.
The volumepot has a strange range. So i opened the cavity to see what was wrong. The capacitor on the (very small) pot was making contact with an earth wire. I bent it away a little bit and problem solved. I will have these changed for fullsize pots sometime later.
The inspection tag had a different serial number than the serial number on the guitar. Not a big deal, but a bit strange.
Guitar has a couple of minor finish flaws on the headstock and a very small dent in the edge of the body. Barely noticeable though.
Good guitar with room for some improvement. With some simple upgrades it can be great.