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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by jfassett, Sep 19, 2019.
That would be counterfit.
I thought so!
It's a 1988 Gretsch 6120 Wastebin
800 Dollar ... expensive wall decoration
Took me a minute, just got it, ha!
of coarse it's a fake ..... there's no case or jack plate that comes with it
No Rose. Sorry.
You guys amaze me. What told you it was a fake?
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.
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.
They admit it's not a Rose, but it is also not a Gretsch and not made in Japan, probably China.
The pickups are cheap fake Filters.
You left out the strap buttons, ha! Good eye!
No jack plate, either!
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.
Well, thank you. That’s very helpful. I always (try to) learn something on this forum.
Tension bar bigs...