A true vintage Country Gent that, aside from the typical binding rot, is in really good shape for its age & plays quite well. The double FilterTron humbuckers sound fabulous & deliver that great Gretsch sound we've all come to love. Professionally inspected & set up by the experts at Cream City Music, so it will arrive at your door ready to play!
Cosmetic Condition: Aside from the binding deterioration, the guitar itself is in really great shape for its age & shows only mild play wear - various minor nicks & dings; surface scratches & some tarnish on the gold hardware.
Neck: Two-piece maple neck with nicely aged cream binding & red side-dots. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl "thumbnail" inlays. Frets are in great shape with hardly any wear. Bound headstock with Grover tuners in perfect working condition. 1 11/16" nut width with zero fret; 24 3/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Double-bound, chambered maple body with simulated F-holes. Bigsby tremolo tailpiece with Rocking Bar bridge & gold hardware. Gold plexi pickguard with Chet Atkins signature & Country Gentleman logo. String mute control works, however, the pads have hardened over time. Back pad is in great shape with all the snaps present. Guitar weighs 8 lbs 5.7 oz.
Electronics: Original FilterTron humbuckers with gold bezels. Master volume & individual pickup volume controls with gold "arrow" knobs. 3-way pickup & tone selector switches. The standby switch cap is not original. All electronics are in good working condition.
Case: Original 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.