Decided to sell my Black Phoenix. Incredible guitar that is well deserving of its place at the top of the Gretsch lineup. TV Classics are always a win, the 25.5" scale length and larger body gives it a snap and depth that's usually reserved for Country Clubs, and the black Nitro Lacquer finish with silver appointments and silver sparkle binding somehow manages to be both classy and schwanky at the same time! Setzer-influenced features include the 9.5" radius ebony fretboard, 1959-style trestle bracing and the Hot Rod wiring scheme that strips out the tone controls and just puts a single volume knob between the pickups and your amp. This one is a Terada-made beauty from 2005, and it's been fitted with a Callaham string-thru Bigsby shaft (original is also included). Tone and playability are fantastic, and it comes with the original hardshell case, as well. Cosmetically it's also in great shape. Some swirl marks from normal playwear (seemingly always the case with black finishes). There's a slight nick in the binding at about the 15th fret and a bit of finish marring on either side of the headstock, which I assume is from being stored on a string tree at some point. Neither affect the playability or are all that noticeable, but I wanted to mention them just the same. Happy to provide more pictures upon request. Price drop for a quick sale - Asking $1850 plus shipping or best reasonable offer, and I'm not really looking for trades at this time.