What model and year is this old arch top?

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

  1. jaybird555

    jaybird555 Newbie

    Age:
    65
    1
    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.

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

    NeilSt Country Gent

    Age:
    58
    Oct 26, 2010
    Lynnwood, WA
    Wow. That's quite a specimen. And check out that bridge saddle!
     
  4. araT

    araT Gretschified

    Age:
    34
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Wowsers, what a beauty! welcome aboard! :D
     
  5. GageGuitar

    GageGuitar Newbie

    3
    Jan 29, 2015
    alaska
    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

    Age:
    48
    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
    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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