Vintage 1966 Gretsch Model 6071 Electric Bass Guitar Brown Finish


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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.