Hi All - relatively new poster here, and a big Gretsch fan - proud to have a Country Club in Cadillac Green, White Falcon, 6120 Chet in blue burst, and a Setzer Hotrod on the way. I also saw this guitar a few months ago, fell in love with it and bought it - it's (IMO) absolutely beautiful, but I'm a bit puzzled by it, due to the serial number and a few other things. First things first - it's aesthetically in gorgeous condition, but the inside of the F-holes nearest the neck, have bowed inwards, although it doesn't appear to be getting any worse - it may have had a neck repair at some stage and it's currently wearing a Gibson bridge, although I do have the original which is missing a couple of parts. The frets are so low that it's almost a fretless, so may well be original. Oh yes, and I think the pickguard is a replacement. One of my quandaries is what to do with it! It's OK to play occasionally, and has a wonderful, bright, rockabilly sound, so I could leave it as it is, as it's beautiful, or to get it restored (structurally) and make it into a player. I can't see that refretting it would damage its 'worth' too much, but you might feel differently. Opinions welcome - on everything! The other thing is - I'm a bit puzzled as to exactly when it was made and exactly what it is - I 'think' it's a 1954 guitar and a Streamliner (6190) but looking at the specifications, it would seem, to my ignorant eyes, to be a '55 model. It's serial number is 12445. Any expert information would be gratefully received - please forgive my ignorance, as I'm very new to the world of Gretsches, but they're wonderful, characterful things, and I love them - and I want to do the right thing by this guitar, as it came from an estate of the owner, and his family were pleased that it had gone to someone who would look after it. Thanks for your help in advance.