Originally Posted by knavel
The fellow whose post you basically dismissed wholesale happens to have the largest database of Gretsches on earth and is also a published author many times on Gretsches. I would think he knows what he's talking about.
I didn't dismiss his comment. What I said was that the year wasn't determined by me; it's done by GC Hollywood.
What I also suggested, based on my own experience with many vintage instruments, is that there is a lot of inconsistencies with older runs where 95% from a certain year will have a feature and just a select few will be different.
Forgive me if I don't make a big deal out of one person whom I've never met, on a forum of all places, saying the year is wrong.