SOLD 1968 Gretsch Rally Bigsby HSC $1600

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by loke, May 22, 2019.

  1. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    Hello!

    I am new to the forum and joined to try a find a Gretsch devotee for a guitar of mine.

    I have a ‘68 Rally that I would like to pass along to someone who will play it more than I have. It has some rot in the binding and shows general play wear throughout but it’s fully functional and sounds really nice. Not certain if the case is original. I removed the pick guard but it can go right back on. Also, it’s currently got a Gibson style bridge that is intonate-able. I have a Gretsch bridge too, included. $1600 shipped USA

    Thank you for looking! Questions or comments welcome.
     

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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk. Nice Rally. Not a common model. Good luck with the sale.
     
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  3. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    Thank you very much! The guitar has style for days and nice tone but I’ve got my eyes on something else and hoping someone here will be stoked on this old girl.
     
  4. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

    Age:
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    380
    Mar 7, 2010
    Kingston Ontario Canada
    Great guitars!
     
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  5. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  6. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Interesting that you can see the grain through the finish. I didn't think was common on a Rally. Just fyi, the case looks like a modern one, and probably provides a lot more protection!
     
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  7. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    Thank you very much! whoa people are nice here!
     
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  8. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    Yes, that's what I like best actually. There are opaque versions out there but it's a kind of an olive/drab green. This green stain has something closer to viridian/emerald going on and it's gorgeous. Yellow Rally's seem more common, but that yellow is odd too; kind of drab and weird. Of course, nothing is more subjective than color so if that opaque yellow or green is your thing, good on ya!
     
  9. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    Yes!
     
  10. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    Thank you for the case observation. I wondered about that. It's solid the guitar fits nicely in there but I didn't notice any logos etc so I remain unsure as to originality.
     
  11. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    Open to offers by the way!
     
  12. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

    770
    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Man that’s a month too late! :) I just bought a ‘67 in Bamboo Yellow and it’s a great guitar.
    Yours looks nicer though, and the price is right indeed.
    Good luck with the sale!
     
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  13. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    Doh!

    Happy NGD to you though! That's awesome. Enjoy in good health!
     
  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, loke!
    welcome mat 110.jpg
     
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  15. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    solid. gracias! making me not want to sell this Gretsch...
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Nahhh ... I don't think you should sell . She's real pretty . Sooooo glad it comes with a case too . Keep the guitar , buy another one and stick around friend . You'll find out that one of my pet peeves is " every guitar should come with a case " ....and I thank you for that :)
     
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  17. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    food for thought! thanks for the warm welcome !
     
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  18. Hi and welcome! Yeah, that’s a cool and unique Gretsch. The Gretsches I come across have interesting paint colors and combinations, but that is really atypical. Glad to see it. Thanks for broadening my Gretsch finish understanding!

    Edit - googling ‘Gretsch rally’ brings up a chunk of guitars I have been vacuous of... wonder if there are any lefties around, somewhere? Hmmmmm....
     
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  19. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    Hello! Thanks!
     
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  20. loke

    loke Electromatic

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    May 21, 2019
    america
    if anyone's on the fence about this, I'll drop $100 for Gretsch Talk forum members...
     
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