5 Responses to “GRETCH GRETCH:”

  1. Jocelyn says:

    Hmm… two Country Gents or the two gals on the couch. Tough choice. When I was ten I would have taken the guitars. Today, at my advanced age, I’d probably still take the guitars. (oh, I am a guy)

    George always seemed to be the most into his instruments. I think Paul and John saw them more as tools to get the job done. When he was given his second Rickenbacker 360/12 at a press conference in 1965, just check out the look on his face as he inspects the guitar. He was also very generous and gave away several guitars that he had owned.

  2. Alice says:

    Didn’t one of George’s Country Gents come to a tragic end – smashed to bits on an English motorway when it fell off the roof-rack of their car?

  3. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Yes, Alice, when they were on the way up to Glasgow for the first night of the Beatles’ last British concert tour. They stayed overnight in Berwick-upon-Tweed and there’s a bit of film of them leaving the next morning in John’s roller (with Alf Bicknell driving) with the gear winched in to the boot and on to the roof rack. What I can’t understand is – this was the biggest band in the world at that time (December 1965). Why didn’t they have a seperate equipment truck – as most other big groups had at that time. They certainly could afford it!

  4. jan says:

    Part of the reason George was my favorite Beatle was seeing him wrestle with those impossibly heavy and difficult-to-play Gretches. He was so slight and they seemed so huge! He could really get a nice rockabilly tone.

  5. Chelsea says:

    I love pictures of George showing off his inner guitar nerd. A man after my own heart (I am a guitarist who is completely in love with her Gretsch). :)

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