1973 Gretsch White Falcon 7594

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by gretschhistory, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. gretschhistory

    gretschhistory Electromatic

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    1. Hey guys, new here and need some advise. I just acquired two Gretsch guitars. A 67 Tennessean, and a 73 White Falcon 7594. On the WF, the bridge assembly is missing, along with the tuning fork bridge. It has a split mute system, one of the rods, pad, and toggle button is missing. I still maybe able to recover these parts. The original owner is deceased and the contents of his home is still there. I have permission to look for these parts once the family decides to go through the dwelling.. My question, if I don't find the original parts, do I search for parts that would make it back like original or change to the bridge assembly to be more player friendly. I have read where some people remove the tuning fork bridge, etc.. Aside from the headstock plastic veneer, the guitar is in great shape with original case. I collect and play acoustic guitars, and probably won't keep the guitars. Any advise or input would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Welcome to the forum, gretschhistory! One of our resident experts should be along soon with some great advice for you.
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    20180602_193150-1.jpg Welcome in.My vote for original parts. How's bout some pic's?
     
  4. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

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    I wanna see it ! I luv the pickguard shape from that era
     
  5. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    I have a '63 6120 with mute pad and I never use the mute. I have a '68 Viking with the tuning fork and I removed it. To each his own. If it pleases you to restore the WF to 'original' specs, great. It would be fun to see.
     
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  6. afire

    afire Country Gent

    +1. While a 1973 White Falcon may not be as sought after as its 50s and early 60s forebears, it's still a very collectible guitar worth a good chunk of change. If you're planning on flipping it, then getting it as original as possible will get you the best price.
     
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  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Welcome to GT !

    Lets see those beauty's!
     
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  8. gretschhistory

    gretschhistory Electromatic

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    Thanks for the welcome audept. I look forward to hearing from you guys~~!~~
     
  9. gretschhistory

    gretschhistory Electromatic

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    Not too good with my phone cam but I'll try to get some shots on here.
     
  10. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Welcome! Yep! Love to see some pics...
     
  11. gretschhistory

    gretschhistory Electromatic

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    Ok I'm working on it~~!~
     
  12. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

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    Welcome to GT. I'd suggest original parts if possible.
     
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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  14. gretschhistory

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  15. gretschhistory

    gretschhistory Electromatic

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    I don't know what I did but it looks like I flooded this site with pics. Sorry it was unintentional. I'm not to good with computers. One of the shots is what I have researched to be the bridge and mute assembly I'm looking for. Keep me straight on this though.
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Well we don't mind the pics that's for sure . Looks like you have a project ahead of you
     
  17. afire

    afire Country Gent

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  18. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    How's the binding? Looks pretty good from the pic's. Just doing the headstock shouldn't be too bad.
     
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  19. gretschhistory

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    Jun 12, 2018
    Evans Georgia
    Yea I saw those parts and agree they are a little pricey. I am hoping to find the original parts in a drawer or coffee can in the deceased estates shop once I have access. I have emailed Curt on a price quote on the headstock veneer repair. I'm torn between putting life back into it and keeping it, fixing and flipping it, or selling "as is" and moving on. I am falling in love with the guitar as it has been played very little, frets are perfect, and the gold binding on the white guitar is quite attractive. I purchased five guitars and two dobros for one money, so my mind is almost TILT, making decisions for these instruments. I'm enjoying every minute of it though~~!~~
     
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  20. gretschhistory

    gretschhistory Electromatic

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    Did you keep the tuning fork bridge?