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For Sale Gretsch Electromatic Special Jet—Trans Cherry

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by BorderRadio, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well GAS strikes again and I have to move some stuff along. Head to head against a VS Duo Jet and my G5128 gold sparkle hollowbody, I feel like I can put this up for sale.

    Bought here at G-T, it came to me with SAE steel bushings (which chipped the paint around it) and the stock bridge. It also came with a Bakelite/garolite handmade pickguard which I reshaped and added the Gretsch logo. The original is installed right now. I also added a chrome Electro G-plate, which can be removed and the guitar can be returned to a wraparound bridge. I’m throwing in the Faber aluminum wraparound, which I notched for a Bigsby at one point. The bridge is locked down with TonePros studs. There is a noticeable chip on the upper bout, and some minor wear here and there. Full disclosure, the Bigsby made a slight impression on the top from use, but it’s barely visible.

    The controls were also modded when I got it, I installed a 500k volume and 250k tone (quality components), with a 50s Les Paul Junior-style wiring. I think this makes it more versatile. The pickups are set-up nice and close to 11 gauge strings—it’s very raunchy, and the controls very interactive. DeArmond 2000s, no need to tell you guys about these.

    Mahogany slab body, the mahogany neck is chunky, fretboard nice and dark. Sounds like a Tele-Jet hybrid. The more I talk about it, the less I want to sell it :)

    300 plus shipping, CONUS only, includes the G-plate, TonePros studs, Faber bridge, original bridge, Bakelite pickguard.

    More pics incoming..

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    Last edited: Sep 6, 2018
  2. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Sweet Jet!! all the best with it!
     
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    68
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Great deal! I wish I'd gotten one of these instead of my Pro Jet. I like the DeArmonds far better than the minihums, and it has to be lighter than 10 pounds. Good luck on the sale.
     
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  4. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Just found my notes:

    It weighs around 7.4 lbs.
    Nut width is 1.7"
    1st fret thickness is 0.85"
    12th fret is 0.93"
     
  5. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I've wanted one of these for ages. Shame it's the wrong side of the water. Anyone coming to the UK? Carry-ons are ok with CITES.
     
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  6. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Sporty looking guitar.
    Good luck with the sale.
     
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  7. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Gretsch should really be making these still, they have nothing for single coils until prolines.
     
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  8. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Bump a nice guitar from a nice guy!
     
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  9. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks @Stefan

    Saturday bump. Is it Saturday? Lost in the week...
     
  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Damn! That’s a beautiful guitar and good price too. Sad I’m in cut down mode. Good luck with the sale, somebody will get a great guitar.
     
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  11. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Me still wanty. Anyone wanna dig a tunnel under the Atlantic?
     
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  12. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Out of state but here’s some new old pics :)

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  13. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
  14. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    62
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Wish I had the $300.
     
  15. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    300 + free shipping, for the weekend only guys!
     
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  16. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Surprised this hasn't gone yet!
     
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  17. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Great price!!!! love the alternate pick guard too!!