For those of you who’ve spent weekends in the garage, elbow-deep in grease, trying to tune up our old clunkers, the sight of a wrench might evoke memories of simpler times. But on a Gretsch guitar? Now, that’s a twist even for the most jaded of gearheads.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen this. Remember the unconventional Wrench Rocker SG that left our jaws dropped at Guitar Fail? Who could forget? We hailed it as a testament to the spirit of DIY guitar/plumbing troubleshooting. What’s more rock ‘n’ roll than that.
Well, this Gretsch apparently decided to take a leaf out of that book, turning heads and, perhaps, tightening some nuts along the way.
In the proud tradition of “why not?” let’s admire this Gretsch with a wrench for a vibrato arm! I sometimes wonder where all these ideas come from. What’s the thought process behind this customization. Maybe there is no process at all… Maybe it’s just as simple as…
Dude walks into the garage, sees a neglected wrench, and thinks, “This could add some twist to my twang!” And just like that, a star was born.
But the real question remains: is it just a gimmick, or does this wrench-vibrato have some real “mechanical advantage” when it comes to sound? Maybe it’s just a sneaky way of ensuring you never misplace your vibrato arm – just pop it back in your toolbox!
One thing’s for sure, though. If you’re looking to crank up your guitar game and make a statement that’s both musical and mechanical, this customization might just be what you need.