A beautiful jazz box with unique appointments, a stellar fit & finish, and fantastic playability. Vintage style inlays in the headstock and split hump blocks in the ebony fingerboard balance nicely against the natural wood finish and super cool cat's eye sound holes. A single FilterTron in the neck provides a familiar Gretsch sound, with full hollow resonance and character. Professionally set up by the experts here at Cream City Music, so it's ready to play straight out of the case!
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent condition overall - very clean & like new with only some mild surface scratches. The plastic wrap is still over the pickguard & truss rod cover!
Neck: Slender profile maple neck with cream binding & black side-dots. Ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl split hump block inlays. Frets are in great shape with no wear. Bound headstock with mother of pearl Gretsch & Synchromatic inlays. Grover Imperial tuners in perfect working condition. 1 11/16" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works perfectly.
Body: Single cutaway, hollow body with bound cat's eye sound holes. Solid spruce top with 8-ply binding. Gretsch trapeze tailpiece with compensated ebony bridge on an art deco "stairstep" base. Tortoise pickguard with 5-ply binding. Gorgeous flame maple back & sides with multi-layer binding. 17" lower bout width; 3 1/2" depth. Guitar weighs 7 lbs 1.5 oz.
Electronics: FilterTron neck humbucker with gold bezel. Master volume & tone controls mounted to the pickguard. All electronics are in perfect working condition.
Case: Original hardshell case included along with COA & original Gretsch paperwork.
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.