It occurred to me that all of my guitars are of a certain character. None of them are “factory ordered”, none are pedigrees in that they are without flaws or modifications. This 1994 Gretsch Brian Setzer Signature started it all for me. The guitar was hanging on a wall in the Hollywood Guitar Center back in 1999. It was literally about 20ft in the air, and no one was even looking in its direction. I noticed that the bottom of the guitar had some dings and scuffs. I asked the salesman if I could check it out. He handed it to me and he told me they occasionally lend it out for music videos and photo shoots and that’s why it had so many dings. I bought it on the spot for about 50% of the retail price. Now I’ve owned it for 18 years and it’s one of the several guitars I’ve rescued.