I hope that you are able to join in the build-off, LAGreg. Learning to play guitar was very therapeutic when I started playing almost 50 years ago. And I haven't been in a band for over 30 years now. I am more of a collector than a player anymore. I have played and owned more guitars than I can count. But I cannot remember if I have ever played any Gretsch models. I discovered the Novo brand a couple of years ago and it has almost ruined me for all other brands.Thanks! I’m a Gretsch man through and through (and Fender, PRS, Gibson, Taylor, etc…). And the Gretsch Jet line is tremendous. I really like that the Jr is hotroded (one tone, one volume).
Huge props for learning to play! 40 years later, I still am too. I didn’t start building bikes until a couple years ago so I know what it’s like picking up something new later on.
If you can get passed the physical pain and soul crushing frustration, playing guitar it’s super cool and very fun. If you’re looking for tips or advice just say so. Guitar guys, like bike guys, Looove talking about guitars.
I will say this… Again, like bikes, learning on your own is very difficult even with YouTube and the internet at your fingertips. With bikes and guitars, I’m constantly asking friends to explain something or show me how it’s done.