What model is this, looks fake

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by jfassett, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    414
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/msg/d/sun-city-west-gretsch-guitar/6977160781.html
     
  2. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

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    Oct 5, 2009
    Michigan
    That would be counterfit.
     
  3. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    414
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    I thought so!
     
  4. samdevos

    samdevos Gretschie

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    448
    Jun 26, 2009
    belgium
    It's a 1988 Gretsch 6120 Wastebin
    800 Dollar ... expensive wall decoration
     
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  5. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    414
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Took me a minute, just got it, ha!
     
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    of coarse it's a fake ..... there's no case or jack plate that comes with it
     
  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
  8. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Synchromatic

    642
    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    You guys amaze me. What told you it was a fake?
     
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  9. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Electromatic

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    Pretty much every detail is wrong. Too thin body, bad paint job (especially around the f holes), controls are in the wrong places, no reason for a tension bar Bigsby with that bridge, I guess the knobs and pickups and pickup rings could be after market but they’re not what you’d get from Gretsch, the strings don’t line up with the pickups, fret inlays are the wrong shapes, Bigsby looks fake, binding is messy, nut doesn’t even look close, truss rod cover is wrong, the head looks like it’s two pieces of plastic or linoleum or something stuck together, pickguard is the wrong shape and the logo placement is off, f holes are the wrong shape... I’m sure there’s more.

    No way that’s a pro line Gretsch.

    Edit/addendum: You could probably get almost $800 by selling off the parts on a pro line. Bigsby + a pair of TV Jones pickups will go for $400-$600.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
  10. EESmith

    EESmith Electromatic

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    61
    Jun 6, 2019
    Plymouth, IN
    I don't know a whole lot about Gretsch guitars since I'm new to them, but after a while I could spot a Les Paul fake pretty quickly. My guess is the description is a dead give away:

    New Gretsch guitar. Only used to hang on wall for display. Was sold as a Tennessee Rose like George Harrison's but it is not. It was made in Japan as their Pro-line guitars are made. (Not Korea where their Electromatic line is made.) Flat wound strings for vintage look and sound. No case.
     
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  11. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    They admit it's not a Rose, but it is also not a Gretsch and not made in Japan, probably China.
     
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The pickups are cheap fake Filters.
     
  13. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    414
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    You left out the strap buttons, ha! Good eye!
     
  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    No jack plate, either!
     
  15. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Synchromatic

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    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Ha! :p
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
  16. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Everything.
     
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  17. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    Except the air inside, that could have been in a Gretsch before. No, wait, the pickguard doesn't match the pickups, it may be an original Gretsch-pg.
     
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  18. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Synchromatic

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    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Well, thank you. That’s very helpful. I always (try to) learn something on this forum. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    • Knobs
    • Pickups
    • Pickup bezels
    • F-holes
    • Body shape
    • Tension bar bigs...
     
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