Missing model/serial number

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Dhoblit, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Dhoblit

    Dhoblit Electromatic

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    Sep 14, 2019
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    I'm quite lost as to where the model number or serial number is on my gretsch electromatic solid body. It's not in the cavity on the backside or on the headstock. Just says gretsch electromatic on the headstock and bigsby licensed on the body. 20190913_204940.jpg 20190909_151135.jpg 20190909_151313.jpg 20190909_151158.jpg
     
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  2. Dhoblit

    Dhoblit Electromatic

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    Sep 14, 2019
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  3. Dhoblit

    Dhoblit Electromatic

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    Sep 14, 2019
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    I got it from a close family friend when I was young as my first guitar to learn on. This friend has an extensive collection of guitars and has his own band as well. He had it many years before passing it on to me.
     
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    It's a G5235T. I have the same guitar---mine's a 2008. The Serial number should've been on the back of the headstock. Someone's pulled the tag off. Other than that, yours is as issued.
     
  5. Dhoblit

    Dhoblit Electromatic

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    Sep 14, 2019
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    Yeah theres nothing there so it must've been removed. I'm trying to sell it and people ask for the model number but I didnt know. I got it in 2006 but the friend had it much longer. He said it's one of his first guitars and he was 42 then and now hes 55 years old. Been playing a long time. Not sure how long he had it and if there was a previous owner before him.
     
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  6. Dhoblit

    Dhoblit Electromatic

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    Sep 14, 2019
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    So it's a pro jet? What's the value to sell it?
     
  7. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

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    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    Probably in the 300 ish range with the case.
     
  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Have you asked him ?
    He gave you the guitar to learn on ..... , the gift of music . Nothing like it :)
     
  9. Dhoblit

    Dhoblit Electromatic

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    Sep 14, 2019
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    I wouldnt make money off of it. He has said if I ever didnt want it anymore he wanted it back free. My dad paid him for it as a birthday present. I need money for credit card debt so cant talk to him about it.
     
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
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    ... then it's rightfully yours . But I do understand . Sometimes " sticky " situations are hard .
     
  11. Dhoblit

    Dhoblit Electromatic

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    Sep 14, 2019
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    If I out of no where ask him questions he will figure out I'm trying to sell it. Havent spoken of music in a decade. Dont want him mad at me for not giving it back (Indian giver) lol. Rather he not even know.
     
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  12. Dhoblit

    Dhoblit Electromatic

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    Sep 14, 2019
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    It did have the electromatic word colored over with sharpie to hide it. Not sure why someone would use sharpie and hide the word for. But not the case for the model number. Just nowhere to be found on it
     
  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    That was pretty close to a new guitar when you got it. He couldn't have had it for more than a year or two.
     
  14. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    If there's not a label in the control cavity, try looking under the neck pickup... It's a long shot, but that's where it's located on some models.
     
  15. Ralphc

    Ralphc Newbie

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    Sep 21, 2019
    Queen Creek Arizona
    Same challenge, but mine is an unusual color I cant find anywhere... with the added aggravation of the truss cover replaced with an incorrect "Elliot Easton Model". My guess is this is why the serial number was remo
     

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