What makes this guitar special: A rare, vintage bass with all the classic Gretsch features - simulated F-holes, tone & standby switches, mute pad - just to name a few. The original burgundy finish has faded into more of a brown color & the bass shows off a beautiful patina. A real gem & a must have for any serious collector.
Cosmetic Condition: Overall the bass is in great shape with very little wear. There are various minor nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches & light buckle rash. The neck was professionally reset before we acquired it & the neck angle is perfect! The bass plays & feels great with no issues! It's been professionally set up & everything is in perfect working condition.
Neck: Chunky maple neck with thick ebony fingerboard & mother of pearl dot inlays. Original frets are in great shape with hardly any wear. Large, sealed-back tuners are original & in perfect working condition. 1 5/8" nut width; 29 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight & plays great up & down the fingerboard.
Body: Single-cutaway, hollow maple body with simulated F-holes & bound top. "G" cutout tailpiece with Space Control bridge. The mute assembly is working, but has a newer pad on it. Original pad & control panel on the back of the body. Bass weighs 7 lbs 13.6 oz.
Pickup: Gretsch SuperTron bass humbucker with gold bezel. Master volume with "G" Arrow control knob; 3-way tone switch; standby switch. All electronics are in perfect working condition.
Case: Unoriginal Ibanez hardshell case included.
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.