Originally Posted by ampe
what gretsches are that on the bottom? never seen one of those
ps: my gretsch is an only child
The 5 on the bottom are Ramblers -- 3/4 sized hollow body made from 1957-1962, except for a few custom ones made later. The early ones have the sharp cutaway and feature Dynasonic pickups, the rounded cutaway ones have a HiLoTron. The one on the left is refinished in white with a second pickup added. The one on the right has a later added Bigsby. The sunburst one is probably the oldest, possibly even a prototype as it has Electromatic on the headstock, the model number is blank and the f-holes are split.
Great playing and sounding little guitars. Think a hollow body Jet with a 23 inch scale.
Per KC Eddie, maybe 500 were made. They come up every few months on eBay.