Minty 59 Tenny at Willie's

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by drmilktruck, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Only $4250!

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    https://www.williesguitars.com/product/1959-gretsch-6119/
     
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  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    When I look at this one (and it`s pricetag) my heart is breaking.
    I sold my 1961 6119 for EUR 2.600 a few years ago.
     
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I think the price is a little high. Per the Blue Book, $3000 would be more reasonable for a mint condition one.
     
  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I recently noticed that a pair of pre 60ies 6119 was bought from a professional seller (if I remember it right it was Steven Rosen) for around USD 2.500 the piece by a professional buyer (forgot the name but he is active on eBay) who offered each at around 4.800 USD some months later. I think he has not sold one of them at this pricepoint, yet.
    What I would love about this guitar is that it is trestle-braced. My 1961 model had the thin body without the trestle bracing and always felt a bit fragile.
     
  5. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Really? I thought all single FilterTron 6119s had trestle bracing, just like the thin body single cutaway 6120. That's very surprising.
     
  6. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Beautiful!
     
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  7. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

    301
    Sep 8, 2012
    Netherlands
    If I'm honest, I'd have this over a '59 6120. Something about the simplicity. If only it hadn't had a tone switch, it'd be perfect.
     
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  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I have guitar with a single TV Classic in the bridge with the modern value tone switch. It's very usable, much better than the old specs.
     
  9. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    The tone switch has no effect at all in the center position.
     
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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island

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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Sorry for you but at least you sold it...I've seen them for over 3000 but they don't seem to sell.
     
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  12. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Always drool over yours, Rich....Love this Gretsch so much!
     
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  13. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
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  14. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

    301
    Sep 8, 2012
    Netherlands
    I know, but it's all about the look. Just a volume pot and a filtertron pickup, that's really all I would need.
     
  15. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

    896
    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Maximum sweetness.
    If somebody would purpose me a swap for my ‘64 SG Special in Polar White for it, I would seriously thinking at it.
     
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  16. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Give Willie (actually his name is Nate) a call!
     
  17. they must have just gotten this guitar in. I don't remember seeing it a couple of weekends ago when Poppatwang and I were in there. however, there was a White Falcon hanging on the wall.
     
  18. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Yes, it just appeared on their site yesterday.

    Sadly Snuffy's Malt Shop next door is closing, Brent. :(

    Say hello to Clay.
     
  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
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