A rare Gretsch model, beautifully adorned with unique appointments and packed with stellar playability. This super cool piece sports a lightbulb headstock with gold Grover Imperial tuners, a split humpblock inlayed ebony fingerboard, and a pressed archtop body design with dual cats eye sound holes in a gorgeous natural finish. The pickguard mounted electronics are simple and straightforward, and allow the terrific sound of the hollow body construction to be amplified via the under-saddle piezo pickup. This piece is in super clean condition, and comes professionally inspected and setup by our expert in-house luthier, ready to play out of the case.
Cosmetic Condition: Superb condition, with just some light surface scratches and marks from handling present. There is visible pickwear on the pickguard, and some minor tarnishing on the hardware.
Neck: Two-piece maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard, black side dots and pearl split-humpblock inlays. Fingerboard is in great shape and frets show no visible wear. Lightbulb headstock with bound black headstock overlay and pearl Gretsch/Synchromatic logo, with abalone catseye backing. Gold Grover Imperial tuners work great. Neck is straight and truss rod functions as it should.
Body: Double bound hollow maple body in natural finish with 7-ply black/white binding. Dual bound "cats eye" sound holes and multi-bound tortoise pickguard. Compensated rosewood bridge with floating stairstep rosewood base and gold Gretsch trapeze tailpiece.
Electronics: Under-saddle piezo pickup with pickguard mounted volume and tone controls.
Case: Original Gretsch hardshell case included.
Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz.
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.