For Sale Gretsch G6136SLBP - Setzer Black Phoenix - $1850

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by TyPierce, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. TyPierce

    TyPierce Electromatic

    13
    Nov 3, 2014
    Midwest
    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.

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    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
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  2. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

    807
    Feb 25, 2011
    New England
    As a regular player of this model, I'll just pitch in to say that, though playing this thing feels like getting behind the wheel of one of those late '50s/early '60s oversized Cadillacs, once you get cruising, even other Gretsches feel like toys. These are absolutely super guitars in every way.

    Good luck with the sale!
     
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  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Why oh why do things like this show up after I spent my money!
     
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Beautiful guitar, GLWTS!
     
  5. TyPierce

    TyPierce Electromatic

    13
    Nov 3, 2014
    Midwest
    Many thanks, gents. Just got back from vacation, and this one's still available.
     
  6. TyPierce

    TyPierce Electromatic

    13
    Nov 3, 2014
    Midwest
    Price drop!! Asking $2000 plus shipping or best reasonable offer.
     
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  7. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    281
    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    Oh dear, that’s a steal.
     
  8. TyPierce

    TyPierce Electromatic

    13
    Nov 3, 2014
    Midwest
    Indeed it is! And it's still available...
     
  9. SimonTheImpaler

    SimonTheImpaler Electromatic

    17
    Jan 16, 2019
    Cambs, UK
    Why oh why do things like this turn up and they're over 4000 miles away?!!! ;-)
     
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  10. TyPierce

    TyPierce Electromatic

    13
    Nov 3, 2014
    Midwest
    Still available...
     
  11. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I can not believe this is still available!
     
  12. TyPierce

    TyPierce Electromatic

    13
    Nov 3, 2014
    Midwest
    Now priced at $1850 plus shipping for a quick sale.
     
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