What model and year is this old arch top?

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by jaybird555, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. jaybird555

    jaybird555 Newbie

    Nov 12, 2011
    belgrade serbia
    Hi everyone! I make and repair guitars for 20 years in Belgrade, Serbia. Just for curiosity, can somebody identify this guitar? Serial number on headstock is 6215.



  2. amazing! Someone will be along soon with more info...
  3. NeilSt

    NeilSt Country Gent

    Oct 26, 2010
    Lynnwood, WA
    Wow. That's quite a specimen. And check out that bridge saddle!
  4. araT

    araT Gretschified

    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Wowsers, what a beauty! welcome aboard! :D
  5. GageGuitar

    GageGuitar Newbie

    Jan 29, 2015
    I have a similar model without the fancy inlay on the head. Was told it a 1951. No other info.
  6. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I don't know how the OP never got an answer. Ed must have been on vacation. It's a Model 65, probably 1937-1938.
  7. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    o sused, super izgleda!
    hello neighbour, guitar looks great :)
  8. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    As Afire proposed... it is an American Orchestra model 65, but the serial number puts it a little later based on my data. More like late '38/early '39. Pretty uncommon model.
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