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Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by Tricone, Jan 14, 2018.

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  1. Tricone

    Tricone Synchromatic

    722
    Feb 9, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    I had a '63 that I regretfully sold. Sigh.
     
  2. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    I quite honestly think they don't look as good as the single cut ones like your beautiful one, but it's so nice to play. That said I've not played a later 60s Nashville that I've like that much.
     
  3. Tricone

    Tricone Synchromatic

    722
    Feb 9, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    What do you think of the "diaper" on the back of the body? :D
     
  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    They are a great design.
     
  5. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    I actually quite like the pads
     
  6. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    It’s to cover the access panel for the mute.
     
  7. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Nice grain on that one Mr. 100!
     
  8. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    Thanks mate. But when I see your guitars it makes me want to burn my effort of a collection.
    Your guitars are just out standing. ;)
     
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Ah beautiful! I have the RI so I may be biased. :)

    Normally for ebonizing I’d say a good leather dye. But it really depends on the material.
    If it’s a slight discoloration like dried out rosewood most oils like Danish, bore, even Dunlop lemon oil will build up and darken the fretboard sufficiently with each application.
    If it’s really maple and it’s starting to show through, I’d probably look for a good ebony stain like Minwax.
     
  10. Verbageddon

    Verbageddon Electromatic

    68
    Jan 3, 2016
    Seattle
    Thanks!
     
  11. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    1956... or 56...

    IMG_8554.jpg IMG_8567.jpg

    IMG_8406.jpg IMG_8416.jpg
     
  12. Tricone

    Tricone Synchromatic

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    Feb 9, 2009
    SF Bay Area
  13. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Holy mackerel that '56 Chet is GORGEOUS! The ruddy color is akin to the slightly later '57 examples. Just fantastic!
     
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  14. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Take a deep breath, Ed. Think about baseball. :)
     
  15. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    I saw few of those deep rusty 6120, all of them are 1956... #18270 #20816 but #21635 seems to be 57 and has the same rusty color... No rules, #22009 is light orange ! To me, many of the 1957 last bastches are simply a different redder orange...
     
  16. Tricone

    Tricone Synchromatic

    722
    Feb 9, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    I concur.
     
  17. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    After a year or two, I sold it to help pay for a Silver Falcon. But it sure drew a lot of attention while I had it!
     
  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I used to have exactly the same model (with the white soapbar pu) and I deeply regret selling mine, too.
     
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  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Mine had a rosewood board.
    The neck-angle was quite flat and there was the dowel at the heel.
    It was parallel-braced which is absolutely unorthodox for a one-pickup model. Rather slim body. Obviously it was one of the very last batches before changing the 6119 to a 2 pickup model. Very delicate and superlight guitar in museum-quality.