December 19th, 2011, 08:22 PM
OK..I have cleaned and inspected my guitar very closely and there is NO serial number on the headstock ANYWHERE. Not on the edge, not on the back...no #. How could my guitar have escaped the factory without a serial #???
I know that the neck has been re-set...perhaps it was replaced? Is that possible? And if it were replaced, there wouldn't be a number on it, would there?
Just curious...I've only had this thing for over 30 years!
December 19th, 2011, 10:15 PM
It's a Tennessean, so there's no backplate. Have you tried looking under the neck pickup? Many early Tennesseans with the Electrotone (sealed) body have a Gretsch label underneath the neck pickup.
December 19th, 2011, 11:36 PM
Actually...and somewhat sadly...it DOES have a back plate. It SHOULDN'T have a back plate, but in addition to the other "modifications" it received before I got it (one of the fake f-holes actually hacked out!) it's now sporting an access hole on the back. But there's no serial number there. I didn't see one under the front pickup either...
December 20th, 2011, 12:32 AM
That's where it should be (under the neck pickup)-- sounds like removal of the Gretsch label was another unwanted "modification".
December 20th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Serial or no, she's a beauty!! :D
December 20th, 2011, 10:31 PM
If it ain't on the headstock... it ain't anywhere.